Streaming Master

Platform-specific mastering of your songs (Spotify, YouTube, iTunes & more)

Final Check of all Codecs

Streaming mastering for all platforms at the highest quality - consistent and uniform throughout the entire track!

Platform-Specific Loudness

Streaming mastering with optimal loudness for all streaming providers.

Personal Consulting

We address all questions regarding streaming mastering and assist with the preparation for the upload.

Mastering for Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music & Co.

Millions of listeners around the world use platforms like Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, or Apple Music as their primary method for listening to music every day.

For artists and producers, this comes with the requirement that their music must sound flawlesson each of these platforms. This requires a specialization in mastering – the so-called streaming master.

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What others say about us

Harry coltHarry colt ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ TOP! The result is outstanding, the order processing and implementation is amazingly uncomplicated, quick and the quality is completely up there! Not a single color of the really bombed-out scenes has changed in the beat and the emotion and filigree have been preserved. “Happiness” and thank you very much!Response from the ownerThank you very much Harry. It was an honor to be able to make you happy with our online mastering! Gladly again! Anna HaritoneAnna Haritone ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Response from the ownerA lot of fun before the accident! Aydin AltanAydin Altan ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Many thanks to Peak Studios for the great lesson. If you would like to develop further in the subject of mixing and mastering, you have come to the right place. Chris explains in great detail and in detail so that no questions remain unanswered. I can only recommend it 😊Response from the ownerThank you very much! Lovely again! Mister KiteMister Kite ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Competent, friendly and fast - what more could you want?Response from the ownerThank you very much for the praise! We look forward to further productions! Eike GarzEike Garz ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I had a whole album mastered by Chris and had a mix analysis done beforehand, which was worth it. This meant that problems in the mix could be eliminated in advance. The end result after mastering is magnificent. Thank you.Response from the ownerThank you very much. Gladly again! Nick NeuburgerNick Neuburger ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Response from the ownerThank you very much Nick! Erik JorgalErik Jorgal ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I produced my first own songs in my home studio over the winter and initially booked the mix analysis here. Chris, with his "fresh" ears, gave me valuable tips to polish up the sound of the songs and sharpen one thing or another. Afterwards, I entrusted him with the songs to master and got what I had dreamed of: wonderfully fat and brilliant masters of my music! Thank you for the good work and your good instinct - clear recommendation!Response from the ownerThank you very much, dear Erik. It was a celebration! Gladly again! Michael BlumhardtMichael Blumhardt ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Very friendly contact. Mixing/mastering went super quickly and we are very happy with the result. Highly Recommended!Response from the ownerThank you very much! Again any time! Trance stylerTrance styler ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Very friendly service! My request was processed very quickly and easily and I was extremely pleasantly surprised by the result - any changes will be addressed... definitely recommended! The result will be available on Soundcloud 🙂Response from the ownerThank you very much. Lovely again! PRPR ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Very impressive on-site mixing training. Learned a lot, and in hindsight I had a better ear and feel for mixing. The first step is completed. ThanksResponse from the ownerThank you very much! Lovely again! Finally made it recordsFinally made it records ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Honestly, this is so far the best mixing and mastering services I have had after years of setbacks to find great ones. This is over now because Peak studio brings me quality and professionalism. Furthermore, they also advise me to improve my project. In some way they are more than engineers, they are genius!!Response from the ownerThank you very much! We are looking forward for future projects! Matthi MuMatthi Mu ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ We have had our songs mixed and mastered at Peakstudios since 2012! The sound and work quality is excellent! Every wish will be fulfilled. Peakstudios works efficiently and orders are processed as quickly as possible! 100% recommendation and no other online studio would be an option for us! Here's to the next 12 years :-)Chris' best man! Kind regards, MatthiResponse from the ownerThank you very much! Here’s to the next 12 years! Luke HütterLuke Hütter ★★★★ ☆ It's quick and special requests are taken into account. Price/performance is okay. So it can only be recommended.Response from the ownerThank you very much Luke. Gladly again! José Leon afonsoJosé Leon afonso ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Great professionals, maximum quality in service, rapidity and great detail with detailed explanations. 100% recommended.Response from the ownerMuchas gracias. Fue muy divertido and a great song. ¡Con mucho gusto de nuevo en cualquier momento! Chris MollerChris Moller ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I would like to thank you very much for your cooperation. The communication is great and time is taken to work together on the sound - this includes both technical and creative aspects. The Peak Studios are recommended to everyone - whether beginner, advanced or professional. Gladly again, ✍🏻.Response from the ownerThank you very much, dear Chris. Until the next song! Martin MayerMartin Mayer ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ A really, really good decision to hire this team! Very reliable and good communication. High quality in both vocal editing and mastering. Requests for changes were always responded to quickly and implemented.Response from the ownerThank you very much Martin. Again any time. We are looking forward to many more productions to come😊 TheQuadraphonixTheQuadraphonix ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ First-class service, absolutely professional work and in record time! Chris is also really likeable and supported my project with a level of support that is second to none! In every respect, a high level of customer orientation and service philosophy that you rarely find today! Now I have not only received an excellent master's degree, but with the help of his mix analysis I have also received really great tips and helpful information on the subject of mixing, from which I will benefit greatly in the future! I can absolutely recommend Peak Studios and am happy to have discovered this excellent studio! Update: I have now had my third track mastered by Chris and am once again completely thrilled with the result! Simply amazing when you hear the mix that was sent for mastering in A/B comparison to the mastering from the Peak studios! The money is absolutely worth it because you simply get a result that sounds extremely good on any system, in the car, on headphones or other sound transducers! That's what I call professional! So my unreserved recommendation continues: Peak Studios 👍Response from the ownerMany thanks for the great feedback. Again any time! Robert VilligerRobert Villiger ★★★★ ☆ It was my first production ever! Trust in the professionalism of Peak Studios had to be established with the results of their work. Now, after completing the job, I and the musicians involved are sure that we got good-sounding and professional work for the investment (stem mastering)! Thank you!Response from the ownerThank you very much Robert. Again any time! Dave KoonenDave Koonen ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Great company with a very good service. They really take the time to advise their customers and help them achieve the best quality.Response from the ownerThx very much. We are looking forward for upcoming projects! Moritz NepomukMoritz Nepomuk ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ For a long time I thought about whether I should try professional mastering on my Christmas song of a different kind... Then I just did it. And I have to say: I am pleasantly surprised. The processing was really quick and the result was really impressive. This definitely won't be the last time I choose Peak Studios!Response from the ownerA very original Christmas song! Was a lot of fun! DEEMAHDEEMAH ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I am absolutely satisfied with the result (stem mastering). Communication was also top. Thank you!Response from the ownerThank you very much. Lovely again! Stefan HärleStefan Härle ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Fast, high quality and very competent. Will come again!Response from the ownerHello dear Stefan. Thank you very much for the great feedback. We are all looking forward to further productions with you and wish you a blessed Christmas season Raphael loRaphael lo ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Chris is a super nice guy. I took two online lessons with him to get feedback and tips on my songs. Helped me a lot! I'll probably have one or two songs mastered here in the future. I'm looking forward to the results.Response from the ownerThank you very much Raphael - happy to come back at any time! RSRS ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Very quick, uncomplicated and professional. Top!Response from the ownerThank you very much Roland! Always my pleasure! MRS. BeVatMRS. BeVat ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Fast response, fast processing time and the most important thing at the end: “Very good result”. Thank you Chris!Response from the ownerThank you very much. Always my pleasure! Rupert MRupert M ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I had my album (10 songs) mixed and mastered by Chris in the studio in Würzburg. For me it was a great experience and a real pleasure to be able to look over the master's shoulder at work. I'm absolutely happy with the result - the sound quality is now finally where it should be and takes the whole music to another level. It pops really nicely! Thanks for that Chris, and of course for the cool sessions and your hospitality. Until next time 🙂 Greetings RupertResponse from the ownerThanks Rupert! You know... glass is nothing compared to that!🤣 Until the next hit album!💪😎 Tom Siccard HartwigTom Siccard Hartwig ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Top!Response from the ownerThank you 😊 thomsen81thomsen81 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I had online mixing lessons with Chris. He knows what he's doing and conveys his knowledge competently and friendly. He addresses my questions, brings his own insights that are helpful for the topic. It was educational, fun and, above all, my mix has improves significantly. :) Would love to do it again soon!Response from the ownerThank you very much Thomas for the great review. Lovely again! Oliver BorchersOliver Borchers ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I received both detailed mix feedback and an analog mastering for my EDM track from Chris. The combination of the mix feedback and my subsequent adjustments worked wonders, and Chris's mastering gave the track a truly fantastic finish. I am extremely satisfied and will happily use the service again soon!Response from the ownerThank you very much for the detailed review for our mix feedback and mastering. Lovely again! Til BayerTil Bayer ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I had the opportunity to visit Chris at his Peak Studios for a lesson and bombarded him with my questions. As a beginner, his tips and recommendations were a great help to me and I was able to gain a lot of valuable input in a short time. Chris responds to inquiries very quickly and reliably, he knows exactly what he is doing and shares his experience on a level playing field. Thank you for that Insights into your work! That was a lot of fun, and I'd love to do it again!Response from the ownerThank you very much. The mixing and mastering lessons were definitely a lot of fun. Very, very happy again! Hans BaumgartenHans Baumgarten ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ First-class quality with impressive working speed! A big movie theater! Communication also went smoothly and quickly. I am absolutely thrilled and would do it again at any time. The price is also completely reasonable! Thank you!!Response from the ownerThank you very much. Until the next song! Tom GürkeTom Gürke ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Chris answers quickly and the mastering was completed within 2 days. I can highly recommend it for those who need good performance in a short time for a good price.Response from the ownerThank you very much, dear Tom. It was a lot of fun putting the finishing touches to your song in the mastering. Good luck with the number! Anna LuciaAnna Lucia ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ For the first time, I had online mastering done for 2 songs for a vinyl single. The result is fantastic. I can only recommend Peak Studios. Chris always responded very quickly to change requests. Communication over the phone was always very pleasant. Looking forward to the next vinyl project. Regards, Francisco.Response from the ownerYou're very welcome! We look forward to a long-lasting collaboration. It was a lot of fun giving your songs the final touch for vinyl! Tomas de VriesTomas de Vries ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Chris and his team did a great job from the beginning till the end.They answered emails really fast (also on Sunday!). We asked for a test version (which its costs were subtracted from the end price!). He made some improvements, and conveyed perfectly with our taste.We are really satisfied with the final versions of our songs. We're coming back soon!Audio feverResponse from the ownerThank you very much. We are also looking forward to master the next songs! Carl Matthias ScheelCarl Matthias Scheel ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I'm very glad I chose Chris and Peak Studios. Initially, Chris provided me with a comprehensive mix analysis, laying the foundation for a significantly improved mix. Then, in stem mastering, he brought our new song to a level that simply brings joy to everyone listening. Thank you very much for the great collaboration, and until next time!Response from the ownerThank you very much for the great review Carl! We are also looking forward to many more great projects with you! Richie McCann (Phunklore)Richie McCann (Phunklore) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Fair pricing, good communication and a quick turn around. The sound achieved was exactly what I was looking for, radio quality. Will use againResponse from the ownerThanks a lot. We are looking forward for future projects! S. BaderS. Bader ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I had several fully mixed songs mastered by Chris and I have to say that my expectations were really exceeded. This definitely improved the sound result again. Communication was very good throughout the entire process and all requests were addressed. The whole thing is also reasonably priced. Especially when you consider what you actually get for your money. I can really only recommend Peak Studios. Keep it up!Response from the ownerThank you very much for this great review. We look forward to many more great projects with you and wish you lots of success with the release and lots of listeners! Christoph KlinglerChristoph Klingler ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Absolutely great! Comprehensive and great advice. Very friendly and helpful. I am very satisfied with the execution of the service ordered.Response from the ownerThank you very much, dear Christoph. We look forward to further analog mastering projects with you! Kev FuryKev Fury ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Hello everyone. We booked Mr. Chris Jones for a lesson where we were shown the standards of mixing and mastering. Chris responded very well to our wishes and questions and we were able to take a lot with us! In the end he mastered my first song to the highest level. Hammer! Would recommend Peak Studios to everyone! Friendly and committed person Chris 👍🏼 Greetings KevinResponse from the ownerThank you very much, dear Kevin. It was a pleasure getting to know you and it was a lot of fun introducing you to the techniques involved in mixing and mastering. I wish you a lot of success with the first release TFMTFM ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I give Peak Studios and especially Chris, who mixed and mastered a song (genre: Electronica) of mine, 5 stars! What Chris got out of the raw material is remarkable. Requests for changes were also addressed without any problems after the first mixdown. I also thought it was great that the contact was personal (first contact by telephone). Best regards, ThomasResponse from the ownerThank you very much, dear Thomas. On behalf of the team, I look forward to further projects with you and thank you for the great review. Niklas KoelblNiklas Koelbl ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Super quality, super friendly support and very quick responses. I'm very satisfied.Response from the ownerThank you Simon CwSimon Cw ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Fast and competent assistance!Response from the ownerMany thanks 😊 The KeyThe Key ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Very quick and highly professional processing of our mastering. The difference to the raw recordings is amazing and surprised us very positively. We'll definitely be back with new recordings......Response from the ownerThank you very much. Lovely again! Luke KraftLuke Kraft ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Chris is super nice, answers quickly and works very professionally. The sound from the analogue master is great and exactly what I wanted. I can only recommend it!Response from the ownerMany thanks Luca. Again any time! Alexander NickmanAlexander Nickman ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Top!Response from the ownerThank you 😊 Justus GarbeJustus Garbe ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Very fast response and great result!! I really like the analogue mastering of my song, it really touches me. It even got some of the vibe of the reference song. I'm impressed with your work and looking forward to next time!Response from the ownerThank you very much. We are happy too! Kevin SchullerKevin Schuller ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The recording quality in the studio is excellent. I recorded a podcast at Peak Studios. Very quick post-processing, great end result, fair price.Response from the ownerThank you very much. We look forward to further episodes 😊 Alexander MutAlexander Mut ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ perfecto. Fast reliable and high-quality processing 👍🏻Response from the ownerThank you very much. Gladly again! Leander KramerLeander Kramer ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5 Stars! Chris was super nice and responded exactly to our ideas. In addition, everything went super fast - including the change requests. Thank you again at this point. Definitely recommendable!Response from the ownerThank you very much, we look forward to many more productions with you! Yup SlkYup Slk ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Top!!! Uncomplicated, respectful and polite.I am more than satisfied with the end result.The wishes are taken into account and implemented immediately.There is nothing to complain about, this is how a good cooperation is imagined.Price-performance ratio: A1.Response from the ownerThank you very much. Very very gladly again! JS_Loader

SAME QUALITY ON ALL PLATFORMS?

Streaming mastering prices

Streaming mastering prices are always an important consideration when choosing a mastering studio, especially for artists on a budget. We have therefore endeavored to make this as transparent as possible. We are happy to grant generous discounts for larger projects!

Streaming mastering costs

Especially for streaming services like Spotify and co. Bookable as stereo or alternatively as stem mastering.
from 40 per stem **
  • Production according to the providers' guidelines.
  • 2 revision versions included.
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Mixing & mastering costs

Our audio online mastering especially for streaming guarantees an analog sound experience with unique New York sound.
from 120 per song *
  • Analog mixing & mastering as a stereo mix
  • 2 revision versions included.

Stem mastering costs

Mastering of subgroups. Stem mastering allows for a more in-depth processing of your audio masterial.
from 40 per stem **
  • Analog or digital mastering of subgroups.
  • 2 revision versions included.

*Stereo mastering = 1 stereo track. When uploading multiple group tracks, streaming stem mastering is automatically booked.
** at least 2 stems

Prices include VAT

Chris Jones CEO of Peak Studios

Streaming Master at Peak Studios

With our high expertise in the fields of streaming service specification and streaming mastering, your production is in the best hands with us. Throughout the entire process, we maintain personal contact with you to best bring your wishes into reality.

How It Works

When it comes to commissioning streaming mastering with us, the process is no different from other areas of online mastering. Simply select "Mastering" as the service in our upload form , provide us with your mixdown, and let us know which streaming platforms are particularly important to you.

Benefits Peak Studios

Our mastering engineers take care of the rest: with trained ears, plenty of experience, and expertise in all technical audio standards and measurements, your mixdown is precisely mastered for the streaming services of your choice. We have the necessary knowledge, software and hardware, and are familiar with the specifications of the respective providers to create an ideal version for the streaming services. Additionally, we can check the tracks for changes after conversion by the streaming services, ensuring an ideal listening experience at all times.

SUCCESSFUL COOPERATIONS WITH WELL-KNOWN ARTISTS

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FAQ for Streaming Mastering

Streaming mastering is a type of mastering specifically tailored to the requirements of streaming services like iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, or Amazon Music. When mastering for streaming services, factors such as output format (e.g. wave, aiff, acc), normalization (loudness, normalization), loudness (LU or LUfs), headroomtrue peak (TP or TPfs), sample rate (khz) and bit depth (bit) are particularly important. After uploading your song to the respective streaming provider, the uploaded track is checked against various specifications, and parameters are tagged (digitally labeled) and converted into various formats and streaming rates, ensuring that your music is available to users in the best possible quality.

For a CD master, the standard output format of 16 bit and 44,1 kHz sample rate. In mastering for streaming services , the requirements vary from provider to provider because uploaded music tracks are converted into various formats. This allows your songs to be played on different devices.

Another difference that sets the finished master for streaming platforms apart is loudness. A CD master typically falls within the range of -10 LUFS to -6 LUFS. Therefore, a streaming master is played back approximately 3 to 7 LUFS QUIETER than the mastered CD version on streaming platforms. However, the normalization process of streaming services does not change the actual loudness in the streaming mastering process. This means that there is NO need to create an additional "quieter" version of your master.

Why is a Streaming Master so important?

Every streaming platform has its own technical requirements. A song optimized for Spotify may not sound as good on Apple Music. This is where different challenges come into play:

Some platforms prefer AAC, others MP3 or even FLAC. Each format has its own characteristics that can affect the sound.

Streaming services use  loudness normalizationto ensure that all songs are played at a similar volume level. Some platforms increase the volume of quiet songs, while others do not. Different techniques are also used for the maximum loudness (LUFS and headroom/true peak) to adjustthe songs to the platform's standard after upload. To prevent the song from distorting or being played quieter than other artists' songs due to normalization, professional streaming mastering is highly recommended.

Not all platforms support all sample rates and bit depths. A song must be correctly converted to sound optimal on every platform.

You can find detailed information about mastering specifications for streaming services in our overview.

Your upload to Peak Studios

First select the type of processing and then the desired service. You can find a price overview on our website Prices page.

Alternatively, you can use our upload form non-binding cost estimate get it for your project!

In the next step you can freely choose whether you want to save your audio files directly or later would like to upload, or would you rather just get a cost estimate first. For later uploading, you will be sent a separate upload link after booking (no further data entry required).

If you have any questions about data delivery or the production process, you can find all the information in our FAQ section.

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Our streaming mastering customers

Connie Conrad
5/5

I have been working with Chris for many years. His mastering stands out from other mastering studios because he feels the mood and musical style of the tracks, rather than focusing on extreme loudness in the loudness war. His sensitive mixing and mastering skills are rare to find on this planet!

Marco Matic
5/5

Top mixing and mastering studio! The boss, Chris, is super friendly and accommodated all my special requests... excellent results. I can highly recommend it to anyone, regardless of the music genre!

Frank Rest
5/5

Great work in a short amount of time. Fast response times in communication, immediate help with questions. Great audio mastering, super fair price. Gladly again for the next project. Everything went smoothly! Thank you Chris!

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Do you have any questions or would you like to speak personally about your project?

Chris Jones

Managing Director of Peak Studios

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Conveniently submit your projects for our Online mixing servicesOnline masteringDDP imagemix analysis (mix feedback) or online podcast mixing.

We will usually get back to you within 3 hours (on working days).