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RATES


Mastering Rates:

1 track: £45

2 tracks: £80

3 tracks: £115

4 tracks: £145

5 tracks: £175

6 tracks: £205

7 tracks: £230

8 tracks: £255

9 tracks: £280

10 tracks: £305

11+: extra £20 per track

Additional Master of the same song (instrumental, single edit etc):

£10 per song.

This assumes a basically identical mix mastered at the same time as the main mix.

Additional Master of the same song (at a later date):

£20 per song.

Additional Mastered for iTunes (MFiT) master:

£5 per song.

This is a process for optimising the sound of the masters for iTunes, according to Apple’s guidelines. Please contact me for more info.

Additional vinyl pre-master:

£5 per song.

If you are releasing your record on both CD/digital and vinyl then a separate vinyl master is recommended. The way that volume is achieved on a vinyl record is completely different to a CD, and the limiting that is used to bring up the level of a digital master often only serves to soften the peaks of a vinyl record and damage its clarity and punch. A separate vinyl master will also typically be sent at a slightly higher resolution than the digital/CD master.

Additional formats (mp3, 24bit wav, FLAC etc):

£2 per song

I can also embed your artwork in any formats that support this for no extra cost.

Submission to Gracenote:

£20 per record

This ensures that your CD information/song titles show up correctly when the CD is placed in a computer. You can do this yourself pretty easily from iTunes but I can handle it, if you prefer, for a small charge..

Revisions:

Unlimited revisions of the same mix are free, within reason. Revisions that involve the client submitting a new mix will be charged at the “additional mix” rate of £20 per track. If the mix is deemed to be sufficiently different that the previously used settings will not work, the new master will be charged as a new, separate job.

Media:

DDPi master - £20.

A DDPi is a digital image that a replication/duplication plant can use to manufacture an audio CD. It’s by far the best and most foolproof method of sending your master to the CD replication/duplication plant.

CDR master - £40.

Includes one master CDR, fully error checked and burned on Taiyo Yuden media, one reference CDR, plus 1st class royal mail shipping if required.

Extra CDR reference copies - £5 each.

 

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