Here is an overview of my services and the rates for having your material mastered by me. Since each collaboration is unique, you can take the numbers as a guideline and contact me for your individual quote.
€ 75 / up to 6 minutes duration
This rate applies if you only want mastering for one single track and includes all formats you will need.
EP or Album
€ 9 per minute of audio
€ 8 for albums over 50 minutes
plus € 8 per track
A master includes the sequenced playlist with adjusted volume relations, dedicated fades and spacing between tracks to guarantee a perfect flow of your work.
This set is delivered to you as an upload of .WAV files containing the native bandwidth (ie. 24/96k) for vinyl production and digital distribution.
A DDP image with DDP player is provided for CD production, a folder with dithered 16/44.1k WAV can be included on request to serve as the master for digital distributors or cassette manufacturers who don’t accept 24-Bit files.
Revisions are included, in case you will submit a new mix for an already mastered track this will be billed as a new track.
I will not charge for every extra minute of work on your material or for communication time, and I'm always happy to provide advice on how to archive a better mix.
You can read about my payment terms here
I'm working in pro audio since over 25 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 with finding the partners that suit your project and requirements best.
Pro encoded Flac, Alac, AAC, mp3 etc
€ 10 for a single track
€ 25 for an EP of up to 28 minutes duration
€ 40 for an album
Apple Digital Masters
Schwebung Mastering is certified for providing high resolution content for distribution by Apple Music.
Your masters for digital distribution are delivered in this format since they ensure best results across the various codecs and streaming platform specs.
I will 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'll use a fully refurbished EMT 948 turntable 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
€ 100 per hour / 1 hour minimum, then billed per 15 minutes
For the restoration and transfer of your 1/4, 1/2 and 1 inch reels I'm collaborating with specialists in Europe, North America and Asia.
Please contact me to discuss your project.
I specialize in the restoration of the formats listed under Media Transfer. The costs depend on the complexity of your project, the state of the original medium and how much you want the recordings to be cleaned up. With some projects, a lot can be done by automated processes, while others require meticulous and time intensive manual spectral repair work.
Apart from the classic restoration work like cleaning up a vinyl transfer, spectral repair can also be helpful in case your work has errors like mic bumps, coughs etc. you want to have removed.
€ 90 per hour / 1 hour minimum, then billed per 15 minutes
You can attend your session at no additional costs in my studio in Bonn, Germany. In order to keep this effective, we ask you to deliver your mix in advance for pre-mastering, so we can focus on the fine tuning during your visit.