Mastering Rates

This is not a commodity.  

Mastering is not like buying white vinegar - any brand is the same as another - this is important.  

We have invested well north of six-figures on: gear, acoustics, travel, education, maintenance and the things that go into this craft.  Collarborate with us and put the proper finishing touch on your project.  

Every project is different. We encourage you to contact us to discuss your particular situation.  In general, we offer package (see lower part of this section) or a la carte pricing to suit your needs.

New Policy: Due to non-paying artists, we can not release audio without payment in full. After 2,000+ projects, a Grammy win, and numerous Billboard charts, it is not unreasonable to take this INDUSTRY-STANDARD POSITION.  Manufacturers won't ship CD or Vinyl without payment in full, either.  We can no longer operate on good-faith due to some bad actors. We regret having to take this position, but we can't master for free. 

Indie Package Rates

`The majority of our clients are self-funded or independent artists.  We have crafted the following packages to balance cost versus required formats.  This provides only the formats you need while keeping the costs lower than hourly.

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Classic (most popular)

Mastering for CD and Digital Distribution: 

$75 per song.

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Premium 

Mastering for CD and Digital Distribution plus any two alt formats:

$100 per track

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Deluxe 

Mastering for CD and Digital Distribution plus all requested alt formats:

$125 per track

Industry Mastering Rates

$240 per hour - billed in quarter hour increments. Rush services and shipping available at additional charge. 

A La Carte Mastering Rates

Singles $95 (includes CD-quality WAV output)

Multiples: $85 per song (includes CD-quality WAV output and DDP file-set suitable for CD manufacturing).

If your project requires alternate formats other than CD or basic digital distribution, we can create optimized versions for the following:

Vinyl premasters - $15 per song

Radio masters (from provided mixes) - $10 per song

Cassette masters (in digital output) - $10 per song

Instrumental masters (from provided mixes) - $10 per song

High Resolution Mastered for iTunes (MFiT) - $10 per song

MP3/AAC made from high-resolution sources - $ 5 per song

Sequencing / META data only - $30 to $50 per song

N.B. Instrumental/Radio/Alt edits must be supplied by the mixing engineer.   Alt mixes received after mastering is complete are billed at the standard rate. Remixes are billed as new songs. Requested remixes are not. Please contact us with any questions.

Audio Transfer and Audio Restoration Rates

Every project is different. We encourage you to contact us to discuss your particular situation.  We use the finest analog to digital converters, cabling, workstations and do each transfer by hand.  

Industry Restoration Hourly Rates

$240 per hour - billed in quarter hour increments. Rush services and shipping available at additional charge.    Minimum hourly fees apply.