mixing and mastering rates
Mixing and Mastering. To estimate a rate, the most preferred thing to do would be to email me a rough mix, any notes and a few links to popular published material. I need your rough-mix the most for a proper review. If we work together, I find it an informative reference for mixing too. For the popular music links, make sure they’re similar in instrument/track density and similar in bottom-end energy. If the notes and web links are not available it’s not a problem, though it helps in getting familiar with your expectations and goals. More simply put, rates depend on the size, complexity and time which puts most ‘band’ or ‘radio track’ masters within $500 to $800 usd per song. I’m flexible but every band/producer/artist present different challenges and goals depending on how competitive they want to be, not excluding the condition of their production. I mix and master for people who want to reach and compete with successful records even if their production budget is a fraction, or much less ).
Mastering is $60 per song. Add $15 dollars per song for CD assembly and delivery of your pre-master-disc for duplication.
Rates include all the time you need for your reviews. I always send it as mastered so you can hear a final master for every version. That way you hear it “real-world” everywhere you playback. Adjustments usually go to 2nd or 3rd mix versions and rarely the 4th before master file. And my satisfaction rate is really great. Regardless, If you can get a finer mix and master I’ll give you your money back. PayPal is the best way to transfer funds unless you desire an alternate method.