The $50 per-song flat rate includes precision mastering custom tailored for your project, basic heads/tails editing and sequencing, and 24 bit HD WAV masters for streaming/download (or WAV production masters for the destination format of your choice). Also included in the flat rate are a few sets of mastering revisions (if needed) so that everything is exactly the way you want it, and a comprehensive follow through to make sure your release goes smoothly.
Projects with the same source mixes to be released on multiple formats (streaming, vinyl, video, ADM/MFiT, cassette, MP3, etc.) cost an additional $10 per song per additional format.
Doug Krebs Mastering is an Apple certified provider for Apple Digital Masters (formerly Mastered for iTunes).
Mastering for vinyl includes 24 bit 96KHz cutting masters with cue sheets. Special attention is given while preparing the cutting masters to address any potential pressing or playback problems in order to create the best sounding vinyl possible.
A DDP master for CD replication can be created from digital masters for $50, which includes Red Book compliant track ID spacing, CD-text and ISRC encoding. The 16 bit audio masters for the DDP are created separately from the streaming masters and are optimized for the CD format. A license-free DDP player is provided to check your master for proper playback and indexing.
All other refs and production master parts are included in the basic rate.
Complimentary mix evaluations are available to all clients who have a mastering session scheduled here.
I can master instrumental mixes or radio edits with the same settings as the album versions for $5 per alternate mix when they are submitted at the same time as the original mixes and are at the same volume and start point. Sending them at a later date is $10 per mix due to added recall time. If adjustments are required from the album master settings due to level or other differences, additional charges apply.
Mastering a revised mix for a song I've already mastered is $10 - $50 depending on how much adjustment and time is required.
Please inquire for rates on mastering from stems, sonic restoration, noise reduction, editing and other services.
Rush service available for projects that require expedited delivery without advance notice for an additional 20%.