Mixing & mastering
As a professional audio engineer, Fanu has handled 4,000+ songs by a worldwide client base since 2014.
John Summit, Defected Records, Armada Music, Repopulate Mars, The Weeknd, Käärijä, FFRR, Toolroom, Lee Foss, Experts Only, Off The Grid, Joshwa, Insomniac, Westend, CID, Sidepiece, Sunday Scaries, Snoop Dogg, Nic Fanciulli, Danny Avila, Yotto, Octo Octa, Gene Farris, Luke Vibert, Baltra, Kyle Walker, Denham Audio, Shigeto, Metalheadz, Redef Records, Pete Rock, Warner Music, Universal Music, Straight Up Breakbeat, Slug Wife, Freetime Discs, Translation Recordings, Out Of Fuel, Resound, Modern Conveniences, Desto, MONSP, Recue, Barry Beats, Dday One, Bassboy…and many more.
Main services are:
• mastering from a stereo file,
• stem mastering from main stems of the song, and
• mixing and mastering from all tracks of the song.
See rates list at the bottom of page for full list.
Digital masters are the default. Vinyl masters, Spotify/iTunes versions etc. provided on request.View Rates
Mixing and mastering market is huge – so why choose Fanu?
Fanu is a veteran with 2,500-3,000 songs behind him.
Hundreds of songs are handled every year, and unhappy clients are extremely rare.
A mix + master by Fanu has been seen holding the overall Beatport #1 position for weeks on several occasions.
30 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 success rate as an engineer is high (SEE PUBLIC TESTIMONIALS) and reputation is impeccable.
In case some shortcomings in your submitted premaster are heard, you will be given suggestions to correct these.
Fanu cares about the music with his heart and his ears and also offers mixing/production consultation for an ideal end result every time.
History & Expertise
Fanu has been making and listening to music for 30 years, producing and mixing his rich catalogue of music spanning hundreds of songs. This slowly lead in him becoming an expert in mixing and mastering that understands the music: how it is supposed to sound and how to fix it when needed.
All genres are accepted – expertise being in rhythm-based electronic music (bass music, house, hip hop, D&B, techno, trap, etc).
It is guaranteed your song will come out the strongest it can be, and it will stand up to commercial songs and competition.
Your song will be polished up to meet commercial standards with state-of-the-art tools and professional audio understanding.
Many songs by aspiring producers mastered by Fanu have been signed right away to record labels impressed with the end result. Several labels trust their music with Fanu’s treatment prior to release.
Monitoring is done using room-calibrated, full-range Genelec 8350 monitors in a treated studio. Audeze LCD-X headphones that rank among the best headphones in the world are used for close, analytical listening.
Songs are treated against and compared to strong commercial references (can be provided by the client).
Mastering is done using the best modern tools available – e.g., full Universal Audio range, Slate Digital, Acustica Audio, Izotope, and other highly regarded analog tools.
In addition to that, several modern digital corrective tools are used.
Fanu's extensive knowledge and understanding of audio helps you to pinpoint any possible shortcomings in your song, and tips for best result are given.
Punch, transients, clarity, sound separation – your song will be heard critically by a professional with trained ears.
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 & Slate Digital.
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 with no limiting on the master. 24-bit, 44.1KHz is preferred, but this can be based on your preference.
For mixing: Send a link to uploaded tracks (24-bit, 44.1KHz or higher). Dropbox or Drive is preferred for file transfers. Name all tracks in a relevant, informative fashion (no song name in track titles).
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).
- John Summit
- Pete Tong
Rates / 2024
Free revisions for the initial submitted mix.
Mastering a mix with new settings: €35 / export.
Rate is for one song. Batch discounts: contact.
Rates past the queue: x2 rate.
24h service turnaround: x3 rate.
Your mix should be as good as possible.
For example, additional vocal mixing will cost extra.
In case of several different-sounding elements on the same stem, each element increases billing (example: three different vocals on the same stem counts as three elements/stems).
Contact for a quote/details/assessment.
Rate depends on amount of stems/elements and initial quality.
Quote: send stems and a reference mix.
Mixdown notes and critique for better mastering results.
Written pointers can be offered before mastering, for example.
Written pointers: €50