Master Data Specifications

General

We check all supplied masters for technical compliance. Whether you choose replication or duplication we will provide you with a final product that is an
exact copy of the master that you submitted. Unless you specifically ask us we will not make any alterations to your master before, during or after the
manufacturing process.Therefore, if your master requires any alteration, preparation or authoring you will need to provide us with the details of the scope of work needed prior to placing the order and we will provide you with a quotation for this.

CD Masters (Data or Audio)

We accept CD masters in a variety of physical formats. You can either supply us a copy ready medium like a CD‐R or non‐encrypted CD Replica, USB Flash Drive, Hard Disc or as file upload to cd@tvrecords.co.uk.  If you need any help please contact us via email to cd@tvrecords.co.uk
For CD –ROM we recommend that the Master CD‐R should be in compliance with Yellow Book Philips/Sony specifications and be prepared as follows:

CD-ROM

For CD –ROM we recommend that the Master CD‐R should be in compliance with Yellow Book Philips/Sony specifications and be prepared as follows:

  • Recorded as a Disc At Once single session mode
  • The data track format the master is Mode 1
  • Do not use CD‐RW or DVD‐RW discs
  • Use only new and high quality master media
  • Use lower recording speeds as it improves the readability of the disc
  • The discs must be free from dirt and scratches
  • Supply master in plastic case for better protection
  • Do not apply copy protection to the masters directly
  • Use only a special marker to write onto the disc surface
  • Do not write on the data side of the disc
  • Send us more than one copy of your master
  • Always keep a copy of your data  ‐ do not send your only copy

Whilst we test all incoming masters for viruses we also recommend that you
perform a virus check using recently updated anti‐virus software. If we receive
a master which contains a virus we will destroy this securely, but please note
that we are unable to return this to you.
Once you have burned your Master data onto a CD‐R, check the disc’s
functionality on as many different drivers and computers as possible.  This will
help you identify and troubleshoot any errors in your master preparation.

CD-Audio

For CD –Audio we recommend that the Master CD‐R should be in compliance with Sony / Phillips Red Book specifications made as follows:

  • Maximum CD Play time 79 minutes
  • Sampling frequency 44,1kHz
  • Pause before the first track must be 2 seconds minimum
  • Add CD Text if needed but test thoroughly
  • Recorded as a Disc At Once single session mode
  • The data track format the master is Mode 1
  • Do not use CD‐RW or DVD‐RW discs
  • Use only new and high quality master media
  • Use lower recording speeds as it improves the readability of the disc
  • The discs must be free from dirt and scratches
  • Supply master in plastic case for better protection
  • Do not apply copy protection to the masters directly
  • Use only a special marker to write onto the disc surface
  • Do not write on the data side of the disc
  • Send us more than one copy of your master
  • Always keep a copy of your data  ‐ do not send your only copy
  • Supply separate track list in accordance with the below

The track list must contain the order, names and times of the individual audio tracks and total playing times. We also recommend specifying the lengths of gaps between the tracks.  Should the CD contain text information you must state this in your documents (CD‐Text, IRC Code, UPC/EAN disc code, CD+Graphics or Karaoke lyrics).
Once you have burned a CD Audio master, we recommend a test listening prior to sending it for production.  We also recommend that you check items such as the CD‐Text if it is required, as some devices do not display text correctly. This will help you identify and troubleshoot any errors in your master preparation.
If you are submitting WAV, AIFF, MP3 please email us to cd@tvrecords.co.uk once the file(s) are uploaded.