Many artists are still confused as to what goes on during a mastering session. This article will try to shed some light on the last step before fame and riches (well, at least the last step before duplication), and help you with preparing your music before sending to a mastering studio.

dvd duplication services – You should get your duplicated from a crystal clear master copy. Many digital printers undertake such jobs and give you the exact number of copies that you require. Make sure you get your duplication done from a printer who has the latest equipment in the market. Do not compromise on the quality under any circumstance.

The optimal burn speed for your master depends on your CD burner’s drive speed. The optimal burn speed setting for your master discs will be 15 to 30 percent of your drive’s maximum capacity. I.E., if your drive’s max capacity is 52X, you’ll want to set the burn speed for your master to be 12-16X.

Lastly, before mailing them out, place your masters into some kind of CD packaging for protection (e.g. PVC wallet, jewel case, clam shell, DVD case), making sure you handle the disc by its edges, keeping your fingers away from the data side of the CD.

The real question is… Do you know the difference between the video CDs that you burn yourself with your PC and the video CDs that you buy from video shops?

There are so many professional duplication services that you can find today. Most of the times, these services cater to both small-scale and large-scale production. You could produce hundreds up to a thousand CDs. Each CD would always have the quality that you are looking for.

> Include your FULL contact information (Band Name, Album Name, Contact Person, address, tel, fax, web, email etc). The mastering engineers use this information to print onto your duplication master disc.

If you want to burn large number of DVDs then you can buy another device called “stand-alone”. All this device requires is the main DVD. Once this DVD is put in the tray of the “stand alone” device, it starts burning the blank DVDs one by one. This device is an automatic device so once it starts you can leave it for a day or two, if you want to copy large number of DVDs.