Here is an overview of our services and the rates for having your material mastered by us. Since each collaboration is unique, you can take the numbers as a guideline and contact us for an individual quote.

 

 Stereo Mastering  

 

Single Track
€ 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 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 2.0 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.

 

We’re 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. We’re happy to help you with finding the partners that suit your project and requirements best.

 Additional Formats  

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

 

DDP 2.0 Image only (from your provided master)
€ 50 / includes a separate folder with dithered 16/44.1kHz files and a DDP player

 Apple Digital Masters  

Schwebung Mastering is certified for providing high resolution content for distribution by Apple Music and our work usually complies with their guidelines and loudness recommendations since they also grant optimal results for other streaming platforms and digital distributors.

 

In case you want to have your music mastered explicitly louder (ie. for CD) than recommended in their guidelines and order an additional ADM compliant version, the following fees apply:

 

€ 10 for a single track
€ 25 for an EP of up to 28 minutes duration
€ 40 for an album

 Media Transfer  

 

We transfer historical 33 /45 /78 rpm records and cassette tapes using a high end playback chain and converters. For the transfer of records we have the legendary EMT 930st turntable with a range of correct styli for your stereo, mono or normal groove 78 rpm media. For cassettes we use a fully serviced Studer A721 tapedeck.

 

Flat transfer uploaded as high res .WAV
€ 100 per hour / billed per 15 minutes

 

1/4, 1/2 and 1 inch reels can be baked and transferred to high res digital under our supervision in an external studio with their fully serviced Studer A80 and A800 machines.

 

Please contact us to discuss your project.

 Audio Restoration  

 

We 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.

Studio Time

€ 90 per hour / billed per 15 minutes

 Attended Mastering  

You can attend your session at no additional costs in our 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.

 

Please note:

We do not charge for every extra minute of work on your material or for communication time, and we’re always happy to provide advice on how to archive a better mix.

You can read about our payment terms here

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Schwebung Mastering

HICOG Estate Bonn

Pennenfeld, Germany

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