Mastering Services:

This is a description of how my mastering process works... (please check my "Wish List" at the bottom of this page)

You create an account in my web page and upload the files to it (use the "Files" menu in my web page).

I analyze the files for problems and some other file related issues like internet transfer or other corruptions.

After a carefully listening of each song and If I feel that there is something that can be done in the mix process to enhance the quality of the tracks I will talk to you about it to reach a solution.
I feel that they are in good shape, I will move to the mastering of each track, this may be equalizing, compressing, phase optimizing, low end management, volume management, stereo enhancement or stereo control, noise reduction, fade in and fade out management, etc.

After the mastering, I will send you a set of references for you to check the results so far.
If you believe that certain changes will improve the tracks, email me a detailed list of changes and I will return to the mastering to make those changes (where possible), this step is repeated until the mastering "Budget Options Plan" you choosed is reached.

When everything is alright in the mastering process, I will create the different masters formats on your "Budget Options Plan"

Then I will send you a link for you to download the masters.

You will have to check very closely all the masters for errors before sending them to media.

During the mastering process I use analog and digital equipment to give color and character to the tracks and specialized virtual equipment to correct, control and finalize them.

Available masters formats for media distribution:

DDP: To send to the CD replication factory. (Includes a separate customized self contained player to listen on your computer and to burn to cd the DDP)

iTunes (wav 16bit 44.1kHz): This is a special version of you mastered files to upload to virtual stores like iTunes, CD Baby, Spotify, etc.

mp3 (320kbps VBR): This is a special variation of you mastered files to be used in any applications that uses this format, not includes tag information but is available by an extra fee.

ACC (320 kbps): This is a special variation of you mastered files to be used in any applications that uses this format, not includes tag information but is available by an extra fee.

Wav (16bit 44.1kHz): Regular wav masters included in all "Budget Options Plan".

Wav (32bit 96kHz): Masters to upload to Hi Fi virtual stores.

Vinyl (wav 32bit 96kHz): Special mastering process for vinyl replication.

I can provide almost any format and sample rate that you may need under request.

VIP Budget Options Plan

$ 100.00 per track/ID.

Includes all revisions needed in the mastering process.
Includes master DDP and player, masters for iTunes, masters mp3, masters ACC, Hi Fi masters, regular wav masters and Vinyl mastering files.

Indi Budget Options Plan

$ 50.00 per track/ID

Includes two revisions per track (other than the first set of references) in the mastering process.
Includes regular wav masters, mp3 masters and iTunes masters.
(Note: tracks larger that 6 minutes will charge $ 10.00 extra dollars per extra minute)

Other charges:

Vinyl masters: $ 50.00 per track ($ 25.00 each if they are done at the same time as the regular masters)

DDP master: $ 30.00 (Includes a separate customized self contained player to listen on your computer and to burn to cd the DDP)

Other format masters: $ 15.00 per set for the same project.

Inclusion and edition of Tag information to mp3 and ACC files: $ 1.50

My wish list:

I have my personal way of handling files, please, use my "Files" menu to create your project folder and to upload your files there, It will keep things simple.

Even if I can work with almost any format and sample rates, I strongly suggest to send me your files in the same format and sample rate that was used in the mix process, do NOT down or Up sampling them, I have a great set of specialized tools to do that.

I got a lot of questions about if you should supply the mixes with or without compressors, limiters and other processors in the stereo buss, Is totally up to you, if you believe this process is part of the "sound" you are looking for, then, I'm ok with it, just let me comment here, I need some headroom to work with, if your mix is too hot, then the master will sound more compressed and probably your mix will have some clipping or distortion, I believe that the mixes can be as processed in the stereo buss as you want but they don't need to be super loud, let that to me, use the monitoring volume knob instead ;)

Email me if you have questions.