Audio Mastering Service
Professional audio mixing and mastering studio based in Dresden, Germanywith worldwide online services.
Audio Mastering is the final step in music production before a song or album is released on CD or digitally. It ensures that your production is optimally translated on all playback devices and media. During mastering, the tracks are aligned with one another so that an album or EP has a good overall impression when listening through completely. Weaknesses in certain areas of the individual songs are corrected and the strengths of your mix are highlighted. Fade In and Fade Out are set, the titles are edited and adapted to the medium (vinyl, CD, iTunes, YouTube) on which it is to be published later. Our studios specialize in mastering with worldwide online service. In addition to high-quality analog equipment and acoustically optimized recording studios, our engineer André “Masterati” has years of experience in professional music production and feels at home in almost all genres.
In Online Mastering Service, contact with customers is just as important to us. Together we try to find the best way to make your music sound competitive and exactly according to your vision.
Your songs will be mastered by André in the online service with the same effort, equipment and love, as if you were with us in the studio!
Booking & Rates
You can book your online mastering session via our customer access.Upload your files securely and view the current status in project management. Each master contains a mix check, a revision and an optimized version for digital distribution (streaming ready))
|Stereo Mastering 1-2 | 3-4 | 5+ songs||per song|€75 | €65 | €60||booking|
|Stem Mastering 1-3 | 4+ songs||per song|€115.00 | €100.00||booking|
|+ Extra Cycle Radio version, Instrumental, 2. revision||per cycle|€25.00|
|+ Apple Digital Masters Certified master for Apple Music||per song|€15.00|
|+ YouTube Ready Master Optimized master für YouTube||per song|€10.00|
|+ DDP Image Master-Container for Audio-CD-Manufacturer||per project|€35.00|
|+ MP3 oder AAC additional Audio-Codec||per song|€3.00|
|+ Express Master Within 1 day | 3 days (request available)||pro project|+30% | +15%|
|Vinyl / Tape Restauration Correction of wow and flutter||per project||request|
|Audio Restauration Remove noise and hum||per project||request|
|Post Production Mastering EBU R128 Broadcast – ATSC A/85 Cinema Package||per project||request|
Mastering Request Form
*All prices without VAT. Payment in advance via bank transfer, PayPal or credit card.
Do you have any questions about our mastering services? Let us know!
What is a Streaming Ready Master? / What does Streaming Ready mean?
After the masters have been delivered to the various streaming services by digital distribution, they are converted into an audio codec file format. Due to the mostly inferior formats, phase shifts occur during coding. This leads to higher level peaks in your audio material.
For each master we also create a streaming ready master. We simulate the coding process of various streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal. By checking the artifacts, we ensure that clippings and distortions do not occur later.
Does a master on -14 LUFS make sense?
No. There are several reasons why it makes no sense to master your songs for streaming services on -14 LUFS. Each streaming service has its own standard for normalization. In most cases, the loudness average (integrated) of the master is calculated and the volume is reduced to a target value. This has no influence on the sound properties. Normalization is only an option for most streaming services such as Spotify and Deezer. If you deliver a master on -14 LUFS and the consumer has deactivated this option, the competition will play much louder than your delivered master. There is also a great misconception that Spotify normalizes to -14 LUFS. Spotify complies with the ReplayGain specifications and adds + 3dB.
How long does it take to finish the master?
That always depends on the current order situation and the project itself. Usually we need between 4 and 10 days for completion. In the autumn and winter months, the order situation is usually extremely high. In general, we recommend booking a mastering as soon as a delivery date is foreseeable. If project planning allows, we offer express masters within 24 hours or up to 72 hours. We charge a surcharge of 15% – 30% for this.
Mastering Studio IO Client App
In order to optimize the processes in online mastering for our customers and the studio operation, we have developed our own customer and project management. You can do the following via the customer access of the Mastering Studio IO app:
Create mastering orders
Upload files without limit
Share the final mix & master with band and team members
Download mixing & mastering orders at any time
View, download and pay invoices
View, download, agree or reject offers
View project status
Opportunity to give feedback on every title