PRICING for AUDIO MASTERING
We understand the personal needs of each client can be truly diverse, so individual estimates are given. We have a staff of mastering engineers from which you can choose based upon your needs, and be fully confident you’ll be getting professional service. We state our rates here to give you an idea of what it could cost. The following is a brief guideline of our rates and fees:
Audio Mastering Rate
$120-150/hr (depending upon engineer choice). We estimate approximately 1 hour of studio time for every 10 minutes of program material, then add an extra hour for sequencing and making discs or files. For example, a 40 minute CD usually takes about 5 hours to complete. This is just an estimate. Please call or email our office for more specific details.
Final Master Delivery
Option 1 – CD-R PMCD master w/PQ Subcode & disc error & audio verification – $120.00 each (required for us to send directly to a pressing plant without client checking).
Option 2 – CD-R PMCD master w/disc error verification – $40.00 each
Option 3 – CD-R Reference - $20.00 each
Option 4 – DDP Image Master w/ref check disc – $125.00
Option 5 – DDP Image Upload – $65.00
(our scheduling form can explain these options in detail with you and help you decide which one or combination may be right for you).
Re-running New Mixes or Instrumentals - 1/2 studio rate with recall sheets
Initial Session Backup Fee - $25.00/project (mandatory)
Additional session options (call us with special concerns)
DeNoising/DeClicking – Usually can be done quickly (5-15mins/song) during the session. However Vinyl transfers and more indepth DeNoising can take more time.
Vinyl Splits Masters – V/S High Resolution Masters created from CD Mastering session – $50.00-150.00 (depending upon length and number of sides)
Format Specific MFiT Encoding – $90.00-150.00 (depending upon length)
Bluray and DVD authoring estimates upon request (simple to very complex, this could be between $100-$2500).