The recording studio

Based in the heart of Paris, ChabMastering recording studio is very much like its hosts, warm and welcoming. We offer the option to attend the recording sessions on site or work remotely with the same level of quality.

Designed without concession, our studio offers unrivalled sound and acoustic quality.

Electricity is regulated and stabilised, stored in batteries; we have the best cables, the best clock and incredible customised machines that are inspected and maintained on a regular basis. Our plugins are also super efficient.

We provide the opportunity to play your magnetic tapes on our professional tape recorders; Ampex ATR 102 Aria and Studer A810 in 1/2 and 1/4 inch at any speed you may desire.


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Recommendations on formats and mastering data are available below.


What format should I use to send my mastering files ?

• WAV, or AIFF
• Resolution: 24 or 32 bit
• Sample frequency: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
(The best being the recording frequency used in the actual session/mix)
• Loudness : ideally, please provide the limited and non limited version of the mix

What is an ISRC code, what is it for and when to send it ?

• The ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) is an international means of identification of sound-recordings and music-video. ISRC codes are primarily used to identify and catalog individual tracks on an album. The ISRC allows you to get paid for digital music sales by ensuring that your royalties are tracked properly. ISRC codes are necessary to sell your individual tracks via iTunes and other online music distributors.

To generate this code, go to:

• We advise you generate the codes at the end of the mastering, you can forward them to us and we will integrate them to your digital files for convenience.

What are the different FORMATS for MASTER ?

• iTunes (standard), Spotify and other online providers audio format 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV
• Mastered For iTunes 24-bit/96kHz, 88.2kHz, 48kHz, or 44.1kHz sample format WAV
• Qobuz, Bandcamp, YouTube and SoundCloud - audio format 24-bit WAV (sampling rate 44.1kHz) Note: Youtube accepts format 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV, however 24-bit WAV is preferable.

• Compact Disc – image DDP or CD-R master audio
• Vinyl record– audio format 24-bit WAV (sample rate higher than 44.1kHz if available)
• Cassette audio format 16-bit WAV (sample rate higher than 44.1kHz in some cases)
• Master tv + EBU R128 / BROADCAST norms TV or « -23LUFS »

Why do I need a specific Mastering for vinyl record ?

Vinyl mastering is a file optimising step for record engraving.