This is our standard mastering rate and includes:
• High-res downloads of masters.
• Mastering of songs up to 10 minutes in length.*
• Two revisions without additional billing.**
*Songs longer than 10 minutes are billed at $10 per minute.
**Important Note: Revised mixes that require new mastering settings are billed as a new song. Modified mixes that use the same settings are billed the “alternate mix” price.
This covers any songs you need mastered that we can process using settings from a previous version such as modified mix downs, instrumentals, extended club mixes, radio edits, clean or dirty versions, and vinyl optimized masters of a digital release.
If you’re having two sets of masters made, for example, one louder set for Internet and another more dynamic set for vinyl, the additional set is billed at these rates. These can be prepared at any point after the first mastering session.
If you have short songs, intros, outros, or interludes of 1.5 minutes or less, these will be billed at this reduced rate.
Stem mastering is billed hourly in 15-minute increments. Most songs take about 45-60 minutes to stem master.
High resolution MP3’s with embedded metadata that can include song titles, album title, artist name, ISRC’s, and artwork.
If you’re uploading your masters to SoundCloud, we can prepare a special set of files to ensure you’re getting the highest fidelity on their platform.
AudibleOddities is an Apple approved supplier of Apple Digital Masters, formerly known as MFiT™ (Mastered For iTunes).
CD & CASSETTE MASTERS:
If you plan to release your music on CD, you’ll need a properly prepared DDP file set. It includes a DDP player for both macOS and Windows which allows you to review the DDP for any errors before sending off for replication.
Cassette masters are delivered as one Wave file for each side of the cassette. These masters are typically rendered at 16-bit, unless your replication or duplication facility can accept 24-bit files.