Mastering Rates

50% OFF SALE on Master Music Services – $25 Per Song Master!

At Music Guy Mastering, there are no nebulous or sneaky “charge by the hour” (but who knows how much that will add up to) rates like many other studios operate by.

Right now, due to the difficult and far reaching economic times for many, at Music Guy Mastering, every song is temporarily just a flat $25 (50% off my normal rate of $50 per master).

It doesn’t matter how many edits you request if you’re not satisfied when I return your mastered music to you – I’ll work with you until you’re completely satisfied.

You may be wondering why my mastering rates are so low when other studios are charging $100+ or more per song. The truth is:

  • I’m an independent artist myself, so I can appreciate affordable professional audio production services.
  • By charging less I get more business, so it’s really a win-win!

That’s right – each song of yours is only $25 away from sounding better than you ever could have imagined and I guarantee you won’t find anywhere near the same quality anywhere else, especially for such a low price!

Begin with a free test master sample to hear for yourself how much better your music could be sounding in the hands of Music Guy Mastering. If you like what you hear then we can move forward with any additional songs you’d like mastered.

Stem Mastering Services Rate

$60 Per Song

Music Guy Mastering also offers stem mastering services to offer more granular control over your final master and better results.

If you don’t need the full services of song mixing but want to go deeper than a conventional master, stem mastering from Music Guy might be for you.

Note that I do not offer free samples on stem mastering services due to the extra work involved.

Vinyl Mastering Rate

$60 Per Project

Vinyl is back in a big way; this year alone I’ve had more requests for vinyl prepared audio than the last eight years combined.

Mastering for vinyl is a slightly different process than prepping an album for a purely digital release.

For $60 I’ll create a seamless WAV file of your entire mastered album which can be sent straight to the pressing plant.

Note that this fee is in ADDITION to the per song mastering cost and this is a flat fee for the cost of preparing the album for vinyl.

If you’re interested in a vinyl release, you’re responsible for supplying me with the tracklist and information on any special gaps/transitions/crossfades between tracks (if applicable).

CD/DDP Mastering Rate

$60 Per Project

Interested in a CD release? Music Guy Mastering is fully equipped to create a flawless DDP image for just $60.

Note that again, this fee is in ADDITION to the per song mastering cost and this is a flat fee for the cost of preparing the album for CD.

This DDP contains all of the digital information of your album which can be sent to CD replication plant for error-free replication (see my page on what is a DDP for more information).

If you’re interested in a DDP/CD release, you’re responsible for supplying me with information on tracklisting, song titles (exactly how you want them to appear), crossfades or special gaps between tracks (if applicable), and ISRC and UPC/EAN codes.

Regardless of which method of release you’re interested in for your music, after we have agreed on the final price based on which services you want, I’ll send you an invoice via PayPal, payable by Paypal account or credit/debit card.

Once both payment and your audio have been received, I will get started on your master and you can expect a finished product back in under 72 hours.

I’ll even send you a custom DDP player so that you can replicate and preview the CD ahead of time exactly as it will sound at the replication plant.

24 Hour Mastering Rate

$50 Per Song

Need your master with a fast turnaround time? I offer 24 hour mastering for $50 per master.

As always, this offer comes with unlimited adjustments should you need them with immediate response time.