MASTERING PRICE UPDATE(VAT only for non-VAT-registered EU customers):
• 1–4 songs: €36 per song
• 5 songs or more: €33 per song [batch discounts for albums / 4+ songs (case-specific)]
• mixing+mastering a song from stems: €60 and up
• mixdown tips: €15 (does not include mastering). Want a fresh set of ears only to comment on your mix but don’t need mastering? I’ll take a listen and let you know!
• revisions: no charge – I’m proud to make it just like you want it for no extra charge Continue reading Mastering price update Jan 2016→
I uploaded a few soundclips – after mastering / before mastering. NOTE: Soundcloud does compress the sound, so the examples uploaded cannot represent the full uncompressed quality. The files are available in .wav format at fanumusic.com/misc/fanu_mastering-examples.zip
This article is about compressing a song – I won’t go into compression in general or compressing individual tracks/elements of a song to keep this post on point and brief enough.
(The settings seen in the compressors above are made up – I just wanted to use a pic of Slate VBC because I like it a lot)
The reason I wanted to write about using a compressor to compress a song is that I see that there’s a lot of misinformation being thrown around on music forums (because so many people are doing it these days) Continue reading About compressing your song→
I haven’t written that much about mastering (aside from the somewhat exhaustive post about the process for me), so I wanted to write a few words about very attractive mastering prices and competition in the field. As I’ve been entering the field myself, I’ve seen a lot competition, stories about really low prices, crazy package deals, and some of that classic “My mate does it for a few pounds and a hot dog”.
Proud to be holding in my hands the first vinyl I’ve mastered. After having treated a few hundred digital masters, I had the honor of handling this beauty released by Boston-based Zakim Recordings.
Tunes are dope! Celebrate the divine wax.
I wanted to raise a point about loudness and mastering these days.
I was going thru some bigger label promos today and was struck by the same feeling I’ve got many times before: it’s too loud.
I know, I know – this is actually old news, and I’ve been happy to see a lot of artists and labels going for sound that’s way less crushed.
However, Continue reading A point about mastering / loudness these days→