Mastering Rates

Simon offers a considered and communicable approach to mastering, allowing creative and unique choices that have been taken throughout the recording and mixing process to be carried through to the finished product, in opposition to a workflow of ‘blanket application’ or template mastering. The intention of the artists sonic aesthetic is of utmost importance, and allowing and embracing an open dialogue between the artists, producer and mastering engineer, this intention can be carried through to the final masters.

Simon masters for vinyl, digital & CD and cassette, and can ensure ISRC codes are embedded and files are prepared correctly for online distribution services. I can also provide DDP files for correct CD printing.

Simons mastering chain will normally include a combination of analogue processing from Culture Vulture, SSL, Drawmer, Heritage Audio, Serpent Audio, Audient and digital processing from Fabfilter, Kush, iZotope, Avid, DSP Quattro amongst others, with monitoring from Genelec, Yamaha & Auratone.
Rates below are indicative of tracks with an average of 3-5 minutes, delivered from digital files.

Per track charge: $58
(Minimum fee of $100)
Additional output format: $50

Note that these fees are discounted depending on length of release – and are significantly less when producing an album. Please contact Simon to discuss accurate rates for your project.

Stem mastering is also possible, and depending on the scope of the project this is negotiated to be a slightly higher fee.

Rates for studio production (recording & mixing) are visible here.

Other Services

Any other services, including consultation and system design work are again highly dependant on the scale and type of work, so these should be discussed through using the contact page on this website.