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Bad Racket: Cleveland Recording Studio 2220 Superior Ave. E. Suite 204 Cleveland, Ohio, 44114 CALL: (216) 309-2882

Bad Racket is a recording studio in Cleveland, Ohio. We do voice recording and music recording mostly, but also audio for podcasts, commercial voice-over, and many other recording studio related and post production services. Our professional recording studio located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio is is the ears best choice for high quality recording, post production, and mastering. In addition to audio, we have a major connection to Cleveland's Film and Commercial production community. From script-writing and film and video production to sound and audio production for video.

Mastering In Cleveland

Mastering Audio in our Cleveland Studios

Mastering In Cleveland

Mastering is essential to making a polished product. We are a full service Cleveland mastering studio with a lot of experience with different types of projects. Most people are looking for something near them and we’re a mastering studio serving northeast Ohio and beyond. We do mastering for digital, vinyl, cassette, CD and any other type of format you could imagine. We can deliver a professional master with our blend of digital and analog gear. We can help prepare your lacquer for vinyl, or assist in finding the perfect tape machine. We have access to everything from 2″ to 1/4″ as well as the latest digital tools such as Pro Tools, Logic, and Reaper.


Our Experience in the Studio at Your Disposal

As a recording studio and staple of the music community since 2009 we have the ear to know just what to do to spice up your recordings. A little boost here, a little cut there, we know know just how to carve out the tones and dynamics of a great mix. Our professional masters will keep you coming back for all your projects.  The purpose of mastering is to balance sonic elements of a stereo mix and optimize the sound for a variety of systems and formats. Mastering is the important final step of production. Creativity takes courage, and we have a passion for creating and recording, and have been honing our skills of creating, recording, producing, and looking at every challenge as a new opportunity for success and progress through learning from experience. Its this attitude that has led us to win multiple awards and what makes us such a special part of the community.


Mastering In our Studio in Cleveland


We use the best equalization tools we have. Our ears. Adjusting the tone, and listening to how the sound might translate to a variety of playback systems is important to consider. We can transfer your tracks, and then adjust the equalization between songs, as well as adjust the length of the fade, adjust stereo width, and optimize the frequency distribution evenly across tracks.

Dynamics Adjustment

Dynamics and peak limiting is often used to adjust the loudness and compression levels of the tracks. This can be used to change stereo width and adjust the frequency distribution by bandwidth as well using multi-band compression

Audio Restoration

We can help restore your old recordings and even recover a less than perfect recording situation. we can take out pops and clicks, as well as remove ambient noise and compensate for room tone in-accuracies.

Editing and Fades

We can do all the editing and fades between files as well as adjust the spacing between tracks. Editing in our non-linear system is a breeze in Studio Z our Video Production room.Mastering-In-Cleveland

Preparing the files

We match your exact technical specification to your needs. A cassette tape isn’t going to get the same treatment as a commercial digital release. Finalizing the highest quality possible lossless files to CD duplication or uploading files to your accounts on the internet is a breeze with our high-speed internet. We realize that not all projects are the same and careful attention to your previously released content, and contemporary or vintage works in the same vein as your style and professional quality standards.

Happy Smiles

We cant make you happy, but we can exceed your expectations and make you happy about your final version of the project. Our system features robust and flexible client management from start to finish. Lets hear the final points to perfecting your personal craft and creative vision. Lets communicate from start to finish to make the best end-result better together. We are a complete mixing and mastering package. But on the other hand, some days we operate in a producer’s perspective, others, simple mixing board, patch-bay, duty while another engineer explores our vast network of electromechanical passages for audio from vintage vibes and style, to on-point professional in a more rigid setting. Lets go on a sonic adventure together.


Contact us to talk about your mastering project today!


Exporting your Mixes as Stereo Wave Files

Use WAV or AIFF file format? Whats the difference? Which is better? Answer: They are the same quality, just slightly different file format. They are both PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) encoding. Zipping files is ok, but don’t use mp3 or m4a if you can help it because those are lossy, or compressed audio for streaming and the web, much like a pixilated jpeg vs a full quality photo.


Question: Can you make my CD show up in iTunes?

iTunes uses an online database called Gracenote which you can submit directly from iTunes). Or if you have digital distribution through CDBaby Tunecore, AWAL or Ditto, the information will be submitted for you.