Mastering

Final Mas­ters: $40 per song/recording under 8 minutes

This includes mix advice, revi­sions and any re-submissions nec­es­sary to achieve max­i­mum out­put level while main­tain­ing punch, space, clar­ity and qual­ity in har­mony with your artis­tic vision. We use a grow­ing list of pro­fes­sional tools, DAWs, plu­g­ins and out­board gear. We can mas­ter your track with per­fect dynam­ics deliv­er­ing a pol­ished final product.

This pack­age also includes mix­ing advice and spe­cific sug­ges­tions for future music and media projects. Each mas­ter is fine-tuned using mul­ti­ple medi­ums and lis­ten­ing options. The process starts in a pro­fes­sion­ally treated stu­dio using high-end mon­i­tors.  We then ref­er­ence var­i­ous high-fi and lo-fi devices to ensure that we pro­duce the high­est qual­ity final master.

Cus­tomized screen­cast video feed­back, tips and tricks are avail­able upon request.

Stem Mastering

$90 per song under 8 stems

You sub­mit your mixed stems and we craft the per­fect final mas­ter. Using indi­vid­u­ally bussed stems allows us greater flex­i­bil­ity and more pre­cise con­trol for achiev­ing a pol­ished sound for the final mas­ter. This pack­age includes mix advice, any revi­sions and re-submissions nec­es­sary to achieve max­i­mum out­put level while main­tain­ing punch, space, clar­ity and qual­ity in har­mony with your artis­tic vision. Cus­tomized screen­cast video feed­back, tips and tricks are avail­able upon request.

Track Mixing

 $120 per song — (8 tracks or less)

By send­ing us your raw stems bussed into 8 tracks or less we can achieve the pre­ci­sion in the song we can then mix it to per­fect space, EQing indi­vid­ual parts to make sure you have the most pre­cise mix for your track. The advan­tages to send­ing your stems includes place­ment of each ele­ment using true stereo mix­ing, uti­lize mid/side EQing for clar­ity, dynam­ics pro­cess­ing and sidechain con­flict­ing ele­ments if needed. Cus­tomized screen­cast video feed­back, tips and tricks are avail­able upon request.

Alternate Versions

$20 per song

This cov­ers any songs that need mas­ter­ing in which case we can process using set­tings from a pre­vi­ous ver­sion such as mod­i­fied mix downs, instru­men­tals, extended club mixes, radio edits, clean or dirty ver­sions, and vinyl spe­cific mas­ters of a dig­i­tal release.  If you’re hav­ing two sets of mas­ters made, for exam­ple, one louder set for Inter­net and another more dynamic set for vinyl, the addi­tional set is billed at these rates. These can be pre­pared at any point after the first mas­ter­ing session.

DDP & CD-R Masters

 $50

If you plan to release your music on CD, you’ll need a pro­fes­sional DDP file set that is checked and free of errors, or Red­book CD-R for the repli­ca­tion house.

Includes 2 discs and ground ship­ping and/or your DDP file set made avail­able for down­load via a file shar­ing ser­vice. These can be avail­able with your orig­i­nal order or any­time after the mas­ter­ing session.

MFiT (Mastered for iTunes)

 $10 per song

This option for mas­tered tracks can be fine tuned indi­vid­u­ally for the high­est qual­ity fin­ished prod­uct for sale on iTunes accord­ing to Apple stan­dards and spec­i­fi­ca­tions. We can deliver these with your orig­i­nal mas­tered work upon request at any time.

DJ Mix Mastering

$100

Your mix should be deliv­ered in the high­est qual­ity for­mat using the file nam­ing con­ven­tion listed under the “Deliv­er­ables” section.

Deliverables

Musicians/Producers

ArtistName_TrackName.wav

Pod­cast­ers & V/O Talent

LastName_FirstName_ProjectTitle.wav

Please use the above nam­ing con­ven­tion when upload­ing your files for deliv­ery. Our stan­dard process is to include a doc­u­ment or spread­sheet for all com­mu­ni­ca­tion dur­ing our work with clients. To avoid con­fu­sion every step will be doc­u­mented and ini­tialed off by the engi­neers, includ­ing re-submissions.

Please review your entire final audio file, record­ing or mix­down to ensure the file Is exactly as you wish it to sound. By doing this you will speed up the review and feed­back process before our work begins. Please see “min­i­mum require­ments” tab for specifications.

Pay­ments

Pay­ment is required in advance for all clients. Upon receipt of pay­ment, our engi­neer will lis­ten to the files and give feed­back or instruc­tions regard­ing the mix­down before begin­ning the project.

Min. Requirements

Files should be deliv­ered at:

16bit 44kHz or better

Remove all plu­g­ins and FX from the mas­ter chan­nel before bouncing/rendering your final mix­down for delivery.

Head­room should be peak­ing on the mas­ter chan­nel at around –6dB for the best qual­ity masters.

Please ensure that all “Nor­mal­ize” and “Dither” options are off when ren­der­ing your final mix for delivery.

If you have any fur­ther ques­tions do not hes­i­tate to email us at amp@acousticmemory.com. Thank you and we look for­ward to work­ing with you.