Mixing & mastering

As a professional audio engineer, Fanu has handled 2,500+ songs by a worldwide client base since 2014.

Works have been featured on releases of labels/artists such as Pete Rock, Luke Vibert, Octo Octa, Denham Audio, Metalheadz, Redef Records, John Summit, Defected Records (Beatport position #1), Repopulate Mars, Warner Music, Universal Music, Straight Up Breakbeat, Translation Recordings, Out Of Fuel, Resound, Desto, Käärijä, MONSP, Recue, Barry Beats, Dday One, Bassboy, Thelem, Van Ives, and many more similar artists and labels.

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.

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History & Expertise

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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.

Tools

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.

Why Fanu?

Mixing and mastering market is huge – so why choose Fanu?

Client satisfaction is guaranteed – or there will be no charge (certain rules apply: contact for more info).
Hundreds of songs are handled every year, and unhappy clients are extremely rare.

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 130+ 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.

Contact

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 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). Wetransfer is preferred for file transfers – do not use Google Drive unless all is zipped up. Name all tracks in a relevant, informative fashion.

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).

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"Master sounds hot!"
- Pete Tong
"I cannot say enough good things about Fanu's mastering and the results he's achieved. A++++ Furthermore, he's easy to communicate with and extremely responsive. No wonder he's reached such a respectable status! THANK YOU Fanu for the GREAT results on a project that needed special care."
"Aside from a 10/10 result and overall service, his insights and straightforward honesty on some of the overall quality of mixes elevated the entire batch (delivered in a ridiculously short timespan) to even greater heights. Beyond all expectations! If there was even the slightest remark on having this or that boosted, he delivered instantly. An absolute joy to work with. 11/10."
"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"

Rates / 2021

SERVICE
PRICING
MASTERING
Turnaround 3–8 days. Free revisions as long as the mix doesn’t change. For new mix with new settings: €15 surcharge / export.
€47 / song
STEM MASTERING
Mastering from up to 8 tracks of the song.
€60–90 / song
MIXING + MASTERING
Mixing and mastering the song from all submitted tracks of the song for maximum engineering flexibility and ideal end result. No track limit.
€100 and up
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MIX + MASTER + VIDEO
The song is mixed and mastered from tracks/stems, and an explanatory video documenting everything about the process is made.
Mix/master review (with no mixing/mastering)
An in-depth video service with commentary telling you how your mix or master stands in comparison to commercials ones and how it could be improved.
€50
Constructive criticism on a song
An in-depth video service with commentary.
€50
General audio engineering / consultation / audio restoration
Mixtape leveling
€25
Mixtape mastering
Additional versions (bounce from new mix / vinyl version / Spotify) etc.
€10 / export
Tracks export from finished mix
€20

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