Basic Sliding Scale Price Structure (terms and conditions apply)
(clients from before July 2017, your previous rate still applies!)
All prices in GBP (UK)
|# Tracks||Price (£)|
£18 per track
Instrumentals/versions/edits of tracks previously mastered : £15
Additional Vinyl or Cassette pre-masters (24 bit, no loudness processing) for preparation of physical master elsewhere: Add 20% of track price
"Tape Layback" is the process of recording to, and subsequently from, analogue reel to reel tape either as part of a mastering project or as an individual service. We have two high quality and well maintained tape machines on site ready to record your music. The audio can be captured at a range of sample rates up to 192 via a selection of high quality analogue to digital converters chosen to taste by the engineer and client.
Contact Us for quotation and discussion of tape layback projects"
1 Master and Reference CDr with PQ Cue sheet: £20
DDP - Digital Disc Protocol (Digital CD image file for replication elsewhere) : £20
Additional CDr: £5 per CDr
£35 GBP per hour (transfer, checking, processing)
If there are mitigating circumstances, such as very short songs or huge bulk jobs, just get in touch directly for a quote.
I am happy to do a full single track as a demo for clients wishing to confirm their choice of Mastering Engineer.
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To make sure the audio reaches me optimised for mastering please consider the following before delivering audio:
All audio to be non data compressed. In other words, please provide WAV or AIFF not MP3 (unless all other audio is lost, then please email).
The audio export must not be clipping, and allow at least 3dBfs of headroom (space between clipping and the highest peak in your audio).
When exporting from a DAW (computer audio software package) export at 24 bit and at the samplerate at which the audio was recorded at.
Please remove any processes you have applied to the stereo output aka master bus for loudness. This includes "home mastering" plug-ins. Creative mix bus processing is absolutely fine but please communicate if this has been applied.
If the project involves fades/segues/layering please provide as much information for this as possible. A mockup MP3/WAV of the album as you consider sequenced is always useful.
When exporting, please leave a gap at the start and end of the audio to avoid glitches caused by latency correction in some software.
Leave adequate space at the end of your exported audio for any effect (reverb/delay) to complete their processing.
If you have any further questions please get in touch.
My terms and conditions are written so that both parties are treated fairly, and that an easy and safe service is provided to our clients.
Payment is requested on confirmation of proof audio, prior to release of production masters.
Invoices must be paid no later than 30 days of a completed project.
On request a Purchase Order can be created for your accounts.
Any quotation discussed via email is binding.
Pricing is subject to change between confirmed jobs, but previous clients enjoy their original rate as standard.
No refunds will be issued for masters, unless the quoted service was incorrectly performed.
In the scenario in which you are not 100% happy with the results of the service provided by us, remastering will be performed by us until you are.
New versions of audio provided by you due to changes to the premasters after the original audio has been processed may be remastered, but any costs incurred are at our discretion.
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