Here is an overview of my services and the rates for having your material mastered by me as of January 2022. Since each collaboration is unique, you should 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 me to master one single track.
EP or Album
Prices are based on the number of tracks and the total running time of the project.
€ 9 per minute of audio
plus € 8 per track
Radio edits or instrumentals are 50% 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
plus a dedicated folder for one physical format (either Vinyl, CD, or Cassette)
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.
Please read about my payment terms here.
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.
Dithered 16-Bit Files
€ 40 for an album
€ 60 for a double
Pro encoded FLAC, ALAC, AAC, mp3 etc
€ 10 for a single track
€ 25 for an album
€ 40 for a double album
I 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 a fully refurbished EMT 938 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
€ 120 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 busts from your audio as part of the regular mastering process. If your material requires elaborate spectral repair of glitches, distortion, and other unwanted events baked into your recordings, the following rates apply:
€ 100 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.