An overview of services and the rates for having your material mastered by me. Please take the numbers as a guideline and contact me for your individual quote.
Prices are in Euro and subject to 19% VAT for clients in Germany, and for EU clients without a VAT ID.
Returning clients get a 15% discount on album rates. Please also read my payment terms here.
€ 80 / up to 6 minutes duration
This rate applies if you want me to master one single track.
Please ask for your quote
Prices are based on the number of tracks and the total running time of the project.
€ 10 per minute of audio
plus € 10 per track
Radio edits or instrumentals are 50% off if they are delivered with the primary set of mixes.
A master includes the sequenced playlist with adjusted volume relations, dedicated fades, and spacing between tracks to guarantee a perfect flow of your work.
You will receive a set of WAV files at the native bandwidth (ie. 24/96k) for digital distribution. My studio is registered with Apple to deliver Apple Digital Masters. Please see below if you need additional formats.
Revisions are included. If you submit a new mix for an already mastered track, this is billed as a new track.
I have worked in pro audio for 30 years and maintain a close relationship with some of the best vinyl cutting engineers, pressing plants, CD manufacturers, and printers in the business. I'm happy to help you find partners that suit your project and requirements best.
I usually master with vinyl in mind because what works for this format also sounds best for the ear. If your mixes are phase coherent and have no excessive stereo information, your digital master will also work for vinyl. In this case, I include a dedicated folder with a vinyl premaster for your cutting engineer free of charge.
The cost of a dedicated vinyl premaster will vary based on the specific work required.
€ 40 for an album
€ 60 for a double
I will take on specific mixing projects, especially electroacoustic and chamber music projects in the broadest sense. Whatever those terms suggest to you, contact me if you are interested in having your project mixed by me.
I can transfer your historical 33 /45 /78 rpm records and cassette tapes using a high-end playback chain and converters. For the transfer of records, I'm using an EMT 938 turntable, fully refurbished by Hans Fabritius, with a range of correct styli for your stereo, mono, or normal groove 78 rpm media. For cassettes, I use a fully serviced Studer A721 tape deck.
Flat transfer uploaded as high res .WAV
€ 150 per hour / 1 hour minimum, then billed per 15 minutes
For the transfer of your 1/4, 1/2, and 1-inch reels I'm collaborating with specialists in Europe, North America, and Asia.
I will remove the occasional clicks and bursts from your audio as part of the mastering process. If your material requires elaborate spectral repair of glitches, distortion, and other unwanted events baked into your recordings, the following rates apply:
€ 120 per hour / billed per 15 minutes
You can attend your session at no additional cost in my studio in Bonn, Germany. To keep this practical, you will have to deliver your mix in advance for pre-mastering so that we can focus on fine-tuning during your visit.