London (May 30, 2017)—Abbey Road Studios mastering services are now available as an integrated option from CloudBounce, a Finnish pro audio tech firm. CloudBounce already provides its own automated/online mastering service utilizing AI and machine learning. Now, CloudBounce users will have a choice between its preexisting service and “the highest professional quality of an experienced, human mastering engineer at Abbey Road Studios,” according to the company.
Via CloudBounce.com, mastering prices range from $4.90 per CloudBounce master with immediate turnaround, or up to approximately $115 + tax for a “human-mastered” file via Abbey Road, the latter taking up to five business days to complete. Another CloudBounce option is an unlimited monthly subscription of $29.90 for two hi-res files per “automated” master, each with lifetime Cloud backup.
“Cutting-edge intelligent automatic mastering technology has allowed us to help the growing amateur musician segment by offering high sound quality with previously unheard of pricing and speed,” explains CloudBounce CEO Anssi Uimonen. “It is a huge privilege for us to be able to open the door to the supreme legacy and quality of the Abbey Road Studios online mastering service via this online integration, and a huge bonus for our customers. We are now able to provide a scaleable and truly unique online mastering experience to cater for all price ranges and productions.”
“While some people see autonomous mastering solutions as direct competition to human mastering, our view is that there is very much a market for both,” offers Abbey Road head of Mastering Lucy Launder. “By positioning both services next to each other, CloudBounce is able to give music makers more options and flexibility.”