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MASTERING AND MIXING SERVICE
Mastering By Fanu offers a high-quality state-of-the-art mastering and mixing service to music producers and record labels for an inexpensive price – a “big studio sound” for the price of a small one. All genres are accepted – expertise being in rhythm-based electronic music (bass music, hip hop, D&B, etc).
Whether you want it just mastered (or mixed, too), it is guaranteed that your song will come out the strongest it can be, and it will stand up to commercial songs and competition.
The work Fanu has done backs this claim up (see bottom of the page for feedback). In average, around 400 songs are mastered by Fanu annually. All work is done in a treated room using highest quality Adam s2x and Audeze LCD-X monitoring and software running the best digital processing tools available, many of them analog emulations of the highest degree.
Digital masters are provided as well as masters for vinyl.
It’s risk-free for you: clients are not charged beforehand, which means they only pay when they are happy – and in the end they are always happy.
HISTORY & EXPERTISE
Fanu has been making and listening to music for 25 years, always producing and mixing his rich catalogue of music spanning hundreds of songs, which slowly lead in him becoming an expert in mastering as well. Having listened to music attentively for over 20 years, Fanu knows exactly how the music is supposed to sound, and with his service, listening expertise and state-of-the-art tools, your song will be polished up to meet commercial standards. Many of the songs by up-and-coming producers mastered by Fanu have been signed to record labels right away, which have been impressed about the mastering – no further in-house mastering needed. Several labels trust their music with Fanu’s treatment prior to release.
Monitoring is first done using Audeze LCD-X headphones that rank among the best headphones in the world, then played back from full-range Adam s2x monitors in a treated room.
Mixing and mastering are done completely “in the box” using the best digital tools available – for example full Universal Audio range, Slate Digital, Acustica Audio, Izotope, and other highly regarded tools – many of them exact analog emulations of coveted analog units.
To get the best out of your music, several EQs, compressors, limiters and other tools are tried, compared, and chosen to make sure the absolute best end result is achieved in every particular case.
Presets are never used – every case is 100% human operated and tailored from start to finish.
PROMISE OF QUALITY
You will be happy with the result – or you won’t have to pay anything. In mastering, your song will be polished and treated until it is as balanced, clear, punchy, and fat as possible. And you are free to ask for a free revision and changes if you desire.
In mixing, all of the aforementioned work is included while the song is mixed from provided stems (separate tracks), and mixing and mastering happen hand-in-hand.
The mastering and mixing market is huge – so why choose Fanu?
25 years of making, listening to, and studying music and “sound science” is a long time. Fanu is a veteran when it comes to being analytical with sound. His work uses modern state-of-the-art tools for correcting, manipulating, and perfecting audio.
Mastering By Fanu is supported by Audeze headphones, Universal Audio, Izotope, and Slate Digital.
What also sets Fanu apart from other mastering engineers is that when you book mastering, you can get feedback on your mix if you wish – so your production skills can benefit from the advice.
Mixing consultation is also offered as a separate service to give you tips on how to improve your production.
• mastering 1–4 songs: €47 per song (turnaround time 1–3 days)
• mastering 5 songs or more: €42 per song
• mixing+mastering a song from stems: €105
• quick delivery, “rush” mastering: €65 per song (turnaround time 24 hours)
(updated on Jan 1, 2017)
Batch discounts apply.
NOTE ABOUT TAX:
Just as any legal business, adding VAT to the prices is required by law if
1) the client is in the EU and 2) not VAT-registered (e.g., if you are from the US, or if you run a business in the EU, there is no VAT).
Questions regarding pricing or tax? Contact via email.
FOR BEFORE/AFTER EXAMPLES:
Listen on Soundcloud (keep in mind that Soundcloud does compress the quality). Wav/aiff examples are provided on request.
TO SEND MATERIAL FOR MASTERING: contact via email.
If you want to go ahead and initiate the process and ensure booking (songs are processed in the received order):
• Send a link to an uploaded .wav/.aiff file (24-bit, 44.1KHz) with no limiting on the master.
• Leave some headroom – any headroom is fine as long as peaks are not hitting zero (file will be auto-leveled in the chain to provide headroom).
Info about company owner.
COMPANY ID: FI27323758
SEE REVIEWS OF THE SERVICE ON FACEBOOK OR READ BELOW
-Just got back from NYC. When I was up there, I showed a couple producers and engineers your Wavelenghts mix and master, and they were blown away! On his monitors at his studio, the track sounded DIVINE!
-A little update after the last tune you mastered for me. I received very nice feedback from the ones like Technimatic, Makoto, Utah Jazz, BCee on this tune.
It’s getting a release. I’m really glad I found out about your service, my music is getting picked up by a lot of big names in the scene since you’re helping me out with mixing and mastering
-Not gonna lie. The mastering you did for me was amazing and it made my track (released under different alias) end up on a label and for sale for the first time for me. The label owner asked for the unmastered version, but decided to keep yours and declared that you did a good work. I just got a mail a few weeks back declaring how much money I can currently collect.
-Janne!!! Thank you so much! Dude!!! My tunes knocked a bunch of art of the walls at the venue last night! Sounded great and everyone complimented me on the ridiculous sub bass! Thanks a million for the mastering and the quick turn around 🙂 now I just have to send these things out to some heads and see if I can get em put out!
-I’m absolutely blown away by what you have done to the track – THANK YOU! I’ve listened to it at home through my studio monitors and it sounds perfect so no alterations required! Amazed by how you have made the guitars sound – they have a real ring to them now which is what I was looking to acheive. The sub is ridiculous (in a good way!) it had the floor shaking.
-Personally I think you’ve outdone yourself. The tunes sound like one story, it has a phat round touch and it should cause damage on the floor.
-I had a listen to both on a few different set ups and they sound great – cheers! 100% happy with the first song – your version sounds more balanced and present, and the kick feels like it hits better, great work, thanks! The second one improved significantly – I can see how mine felt too muted and you’ve brought everything out much more nicely, and your kick feels tighter!
-This is exactly what I was looking for!
It sounds fit as f* on the bigger soundsystem we have available at our little hideout. Terrific job!
-Label was impressed with the master and will use that one!
-Many thanks man, my EP is going to sound much better now and I feel like it’s worth making music again because I can get the engineering to an acceptable level. Feeling optimistic about getting noticed by bigger labels.
-Just had a listen and this is sounding a lot better! The high end ‘rings’ less and sounds more crisp. The low end seems more controlled and the kicks seem to punch through a bit better. Overall loudness / dynamics are good too, nice! What did you do to it?
-Very impressed with the quality of Fanu/Janne’s mastering service – definitely added an extra level of power and definition to the track I sent him. He was also very helpful with tips on how to improve my mixes in future. Highly recommended.
-Fanu’s advice is excellent, extremely helpful. It’s the most detailed feedback I’ve ever had.
-Shout out to FanuJanne for the quality mastering treatment on my tune called ”Acid Hop”! Simply FATTER!
-Thanks for the masters, they really improved things. Can’t beat that analogue sound. Tighter low end, polished highs and gelled together nicely. Big up!
-Thanks for your mastering service and mixing tips! Just had a response from a label, debut release on Sept 28th!
-Incredible work. I’m really interested in what you did to it.
-I’ve had a very good experience with Fanu’s mastering service over the last week. I made an electro remix track which is not the typical music Fanu works with. Nevertheless, he delivered a very satisfying master.
It was a very valuable experience for me to have my track mastered by him, because his first mastered versions of my track revealed some sketchy parts in my mix down that I had not yet heard myself. It took me a few tries to get the mixdown right and Fanu was very cooperative in the process, sending me different masters with minor changes until we reached the final result. He his always very fast and professional with his responses. Highly recommended. Thanks man!
-Thanks very much for the work so far, the tunes are definitely sounding more solid with your efforts and I am learning based on your suggestions.
-Your input on our tunes a year or two ago was very helpful, and i’d recommend you for sure. We were going to send you some more stuff recently but then it all got signed haha.
-We’re really happy with the way the Goreteks masters turned out! Drums were crisp.. bass was weighty. Big up from S8!
-I highly recommend Mr. Fanu’s mastering services!
-Oh yes man indeed the sub is fatter, shaking my room in a nice way.