Your replication master will be
provided in a sealed enclosure. For our
guarantee to remain in effect, the seal must be broken
your CD replicator only. A broken seal by anyone
other than your replicator will render this guarantee null
and void. The
seal is to insure that the replication
master is not contaminated with fingerprints, scratches,
dust, and other foreign materials
that could interfere with the replication
process. This guarantee will remain in effect for a
period 6 months (180 days) from the
time you receive your
final masters. In the unlikely event that our master
is rejected by your replicator, we will verify that the
master CD was sealed upon arrival at the plant. We
will replace any defective (sealed) disc free of charge
during the time limits
of this guarantee (see disclaimer
with your replication master, you'll receive a reference
CD. The reference CD is a clone of your replication
master and should be used for reference playback, and any CD "one offs" you'd like to burn for band
members, family, etc.
Mastering isn't just about EQ, dynamics, song levels,
etc. It's also about providing the client with a
guaranteed master suitable
for replication. All
digital recordings contain Errors
They are a normal result of the recording process and
cannot be avoided.
A disc with an average of 220 C1 errors per second is
considered a good quality disc. However, CD
replicators reject discs that
exceed this number.
They also reject discs if they contain any C2 or CU
errors. As a cost saving measure, most burners that
come with home computers aren't capable of burning discs
that meet the requirements of CD replicators.
They're designed for
home use only, not professional
We test every master before it leaves our facility.
You'll have peace of mind knowing in advance that your CD
will pass the
critical error tests performed by CD
replicators. The benefit to you...no rejected
masters...no production delays. That's a big
advantage when you're up against a release deadline.
This guarantee will remain in effect for a period of
six months (180 days) after mastering has been completed.
Our guarantee does not cover CDs that exceed 74
minutes in length. When requested, we will
master CDs in excess of 74
minutes. However, we do
not guarantee they will be accepted by CD replicators.
CDs that exceed 74 minutes in length do not
conform to the
"Red Book" standard and may not play properly in
all CD players. Many replicators require a client to
release before replicating CDs that exceed 74
minutes. We recommend you check with your replicator
Our guarantee covers the replacement of a defective master
only. CD Mastering Services shall not be held liable
discs created during replication or