Some guidelines that will help to make our collaboration effective, fun, and worthwhile for both sides. Please make sure to read this page since it represents the fine print.

 Contact and Booking 
To inquire about a mastering session, contact me and let me know about the scope and schedule of your project, the formats requested for your release, and any notes and suggestions you may have. 

 

Your inquiry will remain non-committing until we agree to work on your music and fix a date for the mastering session. 

 File Transfer  

I exclusively use WeTransfer for file exchanges. Feel free to send your mixes any time, also if you’re looking for no-obligation feedback.

Schwebung.WeTransfer.com

 

If possible, don’t send links through other platforms, especially not if they require a login. I’m not a Dropbox user, and I don’t have a Google account.

 Payment  

Payments can be made via Paypal or bank transfer. Wise is an excellent solution for international bank transfers.

 

Please make sure your payment covers all fees so the billed amount will arrive in my account.


As a new client, I will ask you for an advance payment of the agreed fee. In any case, a master is only finished once you are 100% happy with the results. I will send you an invoice in time before the mastering session begins. 

Returning clients will receive an invoice once a master has been approved. Payment within two days after billing is appreciated.


 Collaboration  

While working on a master, I’m fully dedicated to one project at a time. You can always reach me by email; sometimes texting will make sense during the hot phase of getting everything ready. Also here, there are no rules since each project and client is unique, and I appreciate this fact.

 

Please make sure you have the time to check the files I will forward to you.

 

To work efficiently, it is necessary to receive your feedback within 24hrs. If you need longer to evaluate the prints I’ve sent, let me know so I can re-schedule your project until you’re ready. In this case, I will also invoice you at this point.


Turnaround time for a stereo master is 2-7 days once a session has started. This depends on the scale of your project and the flow of communication.

 Evaluating and Confirming your Master  

You must double-check the approved final master before sending it out to a pressing plant or releasing your work into the digital realm. By the time you receive the master files, I will have checked them thoroughly and assume they are 100% good.

Please listen again carefully anyway!

When it comes to tips on evaluating your master, Justin Perkins has put together this brilliant advice for The ProAudioFiles.

Please do not alter your final masters, i.e., fade adjustments and other edits, volume automation, or sample rate conversion. Ask me to take care of this, even if a project has been signed off already. 

 

I won’t take credit or responsibility for a master altered by a different studio or passed through a different DAW.

Thanks for reading and your interest in my work. I look forward to hearing from you.