$85.00 – $150.00
Mastering is the last 10% of post production. It smooths out the overall sound with a bit of EQ, compression, stereo width and in some cases some coloration. The better the mix, the less is needed in mastering. But, a bad mix can only be helped so much in mastering. If we mixed it? No problem. If someone else mixed it and there is a large issue that would be better for the song if it were fixed in the mix, we will reach out. We will give as much information and even help the mixing engineer if needed. We really want your song to shine. Mastering does also make the song louder than the mix. But, we do our best to retain the song’s dynamics. It’s not ideal to squash the dynamics to get the song as loud as possible. But our master will still be competitive. Need stems mastered? We understand some situations require the use of grouped stems and we can handle this. Depending on the number of tracks, there may be a slight extra charge though. Keep in mind that if your tracks were ever low quality (MP3, AAC, 16bit resolution, exc.), they can’t be upgraded to sound better. If it’s all you have, we will do our best to make it sound good, but no guarantees. In other words, converting a 16bit/44.1khz, 128kbps MP3 to a 24bit/96khz WAV file won’t sound any different.
Hearing is believing
Below are a sample of tracks mixed and mastered at PARADOX Music LAB. We can make you sound this good!