WHAT IS MASTERING?
Mastering is having an experienced, impartial and passionate audio professional evaluate your mixes… and with the highest quality mastering tools, add the right amount of sonic ”polish” to make your music shine.
WHY DO YOU NEED TO MASTER YOUR MUSIC?
So that your music sounds great on ANYBODY’S system… at home, in the car, mp3 players, on the radio, tiny computer speakers… ANYWHERE!
WHY TRUST TOMMY’S TRACKS MASTERING?
We’ve got really big ears. We’ve been mastering independent music since 1993. We know how to maximize the musicality, fidelity and impact that your music has on the listener. Isn’t that what YOU want?
WE’RE THE “PROJECT STUDIO MIX FIXERS”
We can make vocals sit where they’re supposed to, make the bass and drums punchier, widen the stereo field, eliminate those nasty “sss-s” or whatever your mix requires. And if it’s already right, we’ll “do no harm!”
We know you’ve got a budget. Our rates are right for independent artists, indie labels and project studios.
We master for all kinds of media, including CD, Digital Downloads, Vinyl and Video DVD.
Singles from $100. EPs from $300. Full length CDs from $600.
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Our Mastering always includes:
- Real Time QC (quality control) listening of finished master
- Physical Master Production
- DDP Data Master DVD
- Archival Master DVD (backup)
- Audio Play CD
- If requested, uploading CD masters to your choice of CD manufacturer or Vinyl cutting engineer
Single song mastering – $100
Two or more songs: $75 per song for first format (usually CD); $20 per song for each additional format (Digital Download Package or Vinyl)
Alternate versions (i.e. instrumentals) – 50% of the original version
Most clients choose two formats – CD (first format) and Digital Download Package (2nd format, which includes individual high resolution, CD quality and mp3 files).
You can submit files for us to master, two ways:
To get your project on our production schedule, we must first receive both a completed Pre-Mastering form and a 50% deposit.
After we master your project, we will send you a Reference Master for your approval.
Once approved, the remaining 50% balance must be paid before your masters can be delivered.