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PRICING/INFO [updated July 2018]
• mastering: €45 per song. Includes digital masters – vinyl masters and Spotify versions on request for no extra charge.
• mixing + mastering from individual tracks (aka “stem mastering”): €50 hourly rate (email for a quote; most songs are done in approx. 1.5–3 hours; minimum charge €70)
• master + video: €90. Digital “attended mastering”. Song is mastered + an explanatory video documenting the process is made. Song is compared to strong references. Any possible shortcomings of the mix are pointed out.
• mix + master + video: €55 hourly rate – minimum charge €100. The song is mixed and mastered from tracks, and an explanatory video documenting the process is made.
• general audio engineering / consultation / audio restoration: €50 hourly rate (Skype/email)
• feedback on a mix (no mixing/mastering): €30 EUR
BATCH DISCOUNTS APPLY – contact for a quote.
Masters for vinyl provided on request.
Spotify loudness versions provided on request.
If you are in EU, VAT is added to the price.
Satisfaction guaranteed: if you do not like the result, there is no charge (within reason; contact for more information).
MASTERING & MIXING SERVICE
Mastering By Fanu offers a high-quality state-of-the-art mixing & mastering 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).
It is guaranteed 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 Facebook reviews and bottom of this page for feedback). All work is done in a treated room using custom room-calibrated Genelec 8350 monitoring, Audeze LCD-X headphones, and software running state-of-the-art digital audio processing tools (many of them analog emulations of the highest degree).
Digital masters are provided as well as masters for vinyl.
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 mixing and mastering. Having listened to music attentively for over 20 years, Fanu knows exactly how the music is supposed to sound, and with his service and state-of-the-art tools, your song will be polished up to meet commercial standards.
Many songs by aspiring producers mastered by Fanu have been signed right away to record labels impressed with 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 room-calibrated, full-range Genelec 8350 monitors in a treated room. Songs are compared to strong commercial references.
Mastering is done digitally and 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 case.
Presets are never used – every case is 100% human operated and tailored from start to finish.
Mastering By Fanu is supported by Audeze headphones, Universal Audio, Izotope, and Slate Digital.
PROMISE OF QUALITY
Unhappy clients are extremely rare. Revisions for mastering cost no extra (up to a reasonable point).
If you are not happy, there will be no charge.
The mastering market is huge – so why choose Fanu?
Over 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. Finding an engineer with a success rate as high as that of Fanu is very hard.
Also, in case some shortcomings in your submitted premaster are heard, you will be given suggestions to correct these for an ideal mastering end result – for free. This is not offered by many engineers.
FOR BEFORE/AFTER EXAMPLES:
Listen on Soundcloud. All the audio on that page is mastered by Fanu (also the reposts). Keep in mind those are just a few songs out of way two thousand songs treated.
TO SEND MATERIAL: contact via email.
If you want to go ahead and initiate the process and ensure booking (songs are processed in the received order):
• For mastering: Send a link to an uploaded .wav/.aiff file (24-bit, 44.1KHz or higher) with no limiting on the master. Wetransfer is preferred.
• For mixing: Send a link to uploaded tracks (24-bit, 44.1KHz or higher). Wetransfer is preferred for file transfers.
• 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.