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color sound studio paris

Mix and Mastering Studio

Pioneer of stem mastering, analog mastering , and online music mastering services

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MASTERING REFERENCES

CHECK OUR INTERNATIONAL AUDIO MASTERING AND MUSIC MIXING REFERENCES

THE MASTERING STUDIO

Color Sound is one of the very few mastering studio in Europe to offer real analog mastering services with a true analog summing.

The mastering studio

We are a professional mix and mastering studio established in Paris. Pioneer of stem mixing, mastering stems, and online music mastering services, our studio provide the following services for your music : stem mastering, stereo mastering, mix and mastering, and vinyl mastering service.

EXCLUSIVE MIX & MASTERING I ALBUM

We provide an exclusive mix and mastering service on demand ( 24 tracks Maximum. ). Check a shortlist of our clients : The Avener, Arnaud Rebotini ( Black Strobe ), Tara Mc Donald, David Guetta, and Yasmine Hamdan. We listen and analyze each track to deliver our consent for this service, and we reserve our right to deny any request. For pricing, quote, or more info, please get in touch by email or by phone.

ANALOG MASTERING

All our mastering services are analog with an analog summing. We process each track in a Class A gear or an upscale gear ; We are one of the very fews to do so.

MASTERED FOR ITUNES, QOBUZ, CD, AND VINYL

Color Sound is an official partner and provider of Mastered for iTunes program. We have designed a mastering pack for e-mastering and mastering studio session to adapt your master according to your destination media. Choose from : Mastered for iTunes, Qobuz Studio Master, DDPI CD (factory), and master for vinyl pressing.

ANALOG E-MASTERING

You can also order all our audio mastering services online on our store. We have designed features especially for your needs : From your account, you can contact your assigned engineer directly, upload your audio files on our server, and access our dedicated online support.

Some impressive numbers about us

1
ST

To offer online stem mastering in Europe.

4524
Clients

choosing our studio for their mix or mastering.

19
K

mastered and mixed albums from our first days.

25
years

In publishing, producing, mixing, and mastering music.

  • online stem mastering service

MASTERING GEAR

Converters

Burl Audio Mothership B80
Crane Song HEDD 192

Summing

Dangerous Music 2 BUS I
32-channel mix bus
S/M : Dangerous Music

EQ

GML 9500 750
Klein & Hummel UE 400
Dangerous Music BAX EQ
Cartec Pre-2A

Monitors

Adam MP1 x2
Barefoot MicroMain 35 x2
Dynaudo BM5A x2

Pre-Amp

Burl Audio B1 x2

Compressors I Limiters

Tornade type G series
Tube-Tech SMC 2B
Monster Looptrotter
Masselec MLA-3
KuSh Audio Fatso SerieUBK

Monitoring

Dangerous Music Monitor

Stereo enhancing

SPL Vitalizer MKII-T


SOUND ENGINEERS

MACHINES CAN'T DO EVERYTHING; GREAT MIXING AND MASTERING REQUIRES EXPERIENCE, A MUSICAL EAR, TECHNIQUE AND TALENT. FLORENT AND DAVID HAVE OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE MIXING, MASTERING, PRODUCING, AND PUBLISHING MUSIC. BESIDES THEIR PECULIAR HEARING TALENT, THEY HAVE SOLID KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS, ASSORTED TO TWO DECADES OF EXPERIENCE TO SERVE YOUR MUSIC.

FLORENT SABATON

florent sabaton Florent and David met when they were 9 years old, biking and competing together in International Bi-Cross championships. Florent early illustrated himself in music, acquiring a deep and solid technical knowledge. Producing and touring with David under the name of their band “Oscar”, Florent acquired producing and mixing skills, caring him on the path of mixing and mastering. In 2004, after years producing music and djaying with David across the globe, they both joined the mastering team of TopMaster, illustrious mastering and mixing studio in Paris. Excelling in the job, they chose to found ColorSound.

DAVID HACHOUR

david hachour David stepped into music in 1984, diving into the Hip-Hop culture and started djaying. In the early 90′s, while touring with Florent between London and New York, he became a strong believer and defender of the electronic music. In 1998, David and Florent added their skills and talents for music; They founded Denote Records, and formed the band “Oscar”. In 2004, the famous mastering studio “TopMaster” asked them to join the team. After years of excellence, the duet decided to found ColorSound. David illustrated himself in producing and mixing for years.

In 2010, ColorSound got its first international exposure with 54th Grammy Awards' nomination of David Guetta for the best album, Nothing But The Beat, for mix and mastering works. The studio keeps growing, working with artists such as The Avener (The Wanderings Of The Avener), Uffie, Tara McDonald, Kanye West and Malik Yusef, Yasmine Hamdan, Avicii, and Sebastien Drum. ColorSound Studio credits @ Discogs and Allmusic.com

Together, as a team, they are working with international artists of all music genres and French best-selling artists such as Mark Ronson, Uffie, The Avener, David Guetta, Marc Cerrone, Kanye West and Malik Yusef, Yasmine Hamdan, Greg Cerrone, Tara Mc Donald, Arnaud Rebotini (Black Strobe), Emma Shapplin, Manu Dibango, Yelle, Say Loulou, The Magician, Tony Allen, Coming Soon, Nouvelle Vague, Juddy Torres, Little Louis Vega (Masters at work), Avicii, Sebastien Drums, and Bob Sinclar, to only name a few.

MIX & MASTERING REFERENCES

MASTERING ULTIMATE PACK
BUILD YOUR MASTERING PACK ACCORDING TO YOUR DESTINATION MEDIA: ITUNES, QOBUZ, CD, AND VINYL.

MIX & MASTERING

Color Sound studio offers audio mastering and mixing services on site, in studio session, and online mastering. All our mastering are analog with an analog summing.

ANALOG MASTERING

Our mastering studio is one of the very few mastering studios in Europe to provide real analog mastering with a true analog summing. We process each track in a Class A or an upscale gear, granted a true analog mastering chain.

MIX & MASTERING

We offer an exclusive mix and mastering package for your albums. This service is available only on demand, and require our studio to first validate and analyse the tracks prior any service delivery. For quotes, pricing, and info, please drop us a line.

MASTERED FOR

We master your tracks according to your destination media. Whether you have purchased a studio session or a mastering online, you can choose from the following : Mastered for iTunes, Qobuz studio master, DDPI CD ( factory ), and/ or your master for vinyl pressing.

STEM MASTERING

COLORSOUND IS ONE OF THE VERY FEW STUDIOS TO PROVIDE REAL ANALOG STEM MASTERING SERVICE. REFINE YOUR MIX, ENHANCE YOUR MUSIC, WHILE KEEPING YOUR TRACK'S MUSICALITY AND SOUND DYNAMICS

STEM MASTERING

Mastering in analogue stems is a modern method of refining a mix by separating each kind of instrument into its own “stem”. More than any other processes, the stems mastering offers an unprecedented and maximum control in optimizing and enhancing your music. This method also preserves the track’s musicality and dynamics. It is more accurate than applying traditional equalizers and compressors to a stereo mix of complex waveforms. Mastering in stems does what multi-band compressors dream of doing. The number of stems mixed depends on your music. How we do it : The stems of your mix are processed in analog devices and mixed into a summing mixer before going into our upscale stereo mastering chain.

HARD MASTERING STEM

The hard mastering is more likely to be dedicated to EDM music genre ( electronic dance music) rather than other music genre. This audio mastering method will help achieve an extreme loudness, optimizing your volume to the loudest possible. If you are concerned with hard mastering service, please consider, beside commercial loudness needs, that this method will decrease or annihilate sound dynamics and musicality. A louder volume can be obtained upon request with other mastering service, either stem mastering or stereo mastering. This is a matter of taste, commercial purpose, music genre, and hearing. Not sure about hard mastering ? Feel free to get in touch or consult our support for further advices.

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VINYL & STEREO MASTERING

ALL OUR MASTERING OUR ANALOG WITH AN ANALOG SUMMING. CHECK OUR SERVICES AND RATES.

STEREO MASTERING

We master everything in stereo. Stereo Mastering is the traditional way to optimize a track’s dynamics and spectral balance in mastering music. We also take care to master tracks to be compatible with their destined media (TV, radio, etc.)

The stereo mastering service includes mono compatibility, stereo imaging, dynamics processing, and Equalization. We accept, and even recommend, working with separated instrumental & a capella tracks.

MASTERING FOR VINYL

We provide a service for vinyl pressing. We have pro and labels discount and tax free online purchase for outside E.U customers and pro with a VTAT number. Our pack starts from 45,00 Euros. For further info on pro discounts, contact us or check our online store.

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  • The best mastering you can have is here !

    Arnaud Rebotini, BLACK STROBE · France
  • Color Sound : you rock !!! Warm, Wide & Powerfull sound. You make my productions so much better !

    Gilles Luka ·
  • Mon album sort avec NRJ fin janvier je te tiendrais au jus pour le reste, mais vous faites vraiment du travail de fouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu tous le monde adorent.

    Doutson · France
  • The master sounds good !

    Nelson Freitas · Netherlands
  • David, Fuck man! These sound amazing. I love how you've been able to define the sounds more...they just sound sweeter!...very happy :)

    The Manuel Portio · Australia
  • Everything sounds great !

    Saul Medrano · Mexico
  • Merci c'est super bien équilibré, beau travail.

    Manu El Chino & Monstre · France
  • Thanks to David from Colour Sound for his amazing work on my Rexperience mix cd !

    Jennifer Cardini ·
  • Mastering came out great. tell your mastering guys ! who did it ? Mastering sounds very good!!! I played it all from Wed. til Yesterday, had many gigs.

    Little Louis Vega ·
  • You make us feel music right into our souls, my tracks just... breathe! Fast and professional, thank you

    Quentin Mosimann ·
  • DENA est vraiment super contente du mastering que tu as fait.

    Alice Brennen - Kitsuné · France
  • Avec Alain nous venons de réécouter ton travail sur le mastering de Tcheli et je peux te dire que l'on est plus que satisfait !! il y a plus de rondeurs, de beaux mediums, c'est plus homogène et en même temps plus aéré au niveau du mix voix/instru.c'est vraiment du super boulot, un grand merci à toi.

    Fabien Dessart - Tcheli · France

PRICING

Our mastering rates have changed. To get our 2015-2016 mastering studio session rates or a quote, please contact us by email or by phone at +33 (0)9.67.03.68.17.

For online audio mastering services , please visit our online store.

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We are ere to help ! Please feel free to drop us a line or give us a call for help, advices, info, and pricing. We can also visit our help center for articles, tutorials, and video tutorials to prepare your mastering.

THE STUDIO

ColorSound Studio
119-121 rue Damremont
75018 Paris
MON-SAMT 9AM-8PM CET

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