MIXING AND MASTERING PRICES

Prices for mixing and mastering are an important criterion when deciding on the right mixing or mastering studio, especially for artists with a limited budget.

You have the choice between analog processing and purely digital processing your project. Digital processing does not require external analogue outboard equipment and is therefore cheaper. Studio space and engineer remain the same in both cases!

We have tried to make our prices for mixing, mastering, teaching and services as transparent as possible. We are happy to grant generous discounts for larger projects!

 

So feel free to contact us, and we will create a suitable offer based on your budget a suitable offer

MIXING PRICES

ONLINE MIXING SERVICE ANALOGUE

The perfectly balanced sound experience is provided by our online mixing with high-quality analog sound.
from 120 per song
  • Depending on: number of tracks; Quality; Expectations.
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ONLINE MIXING SERVICE DIGITAL

A perfectly balanced digital mix without the use of analogue outboard gear for our budget-conscious customers.
from 100 per song
  • Depending on: number of tracks; Quality; Expectations.
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PROFESSIONAL MIXDOWN ANALYSIS

In our mix analysis, we will tell you whether your song is ready for mastering and what you can improve if necessary.
from 15 per song
  • Individual analysis including suggestions for improvement.
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ANALOG MASTERING PRICES

(use of external outboard gear)

ANALOG STEREO MASTERING COSTS

Our audio online mastering ensures an analog sound experience with New York sound for CD or vinyl.
85 per song *
  • Analog mastering of a stereo mixdown.
  • 2 revision versions included.

ANALOG STEM MASTERING COSTS

Mastering of subgroups. Stem mastering allows for a more in-depth processing of your audio masterial.
from 55 per stem **
  • Analog mastering of subgroups.
  • max. 150 € with 3-5 stems
Tip

STREAMING MASTERING COSTS

Analog master for streaming services such as Spotify and co. Can be booked as stereo or alternatively as stem mastering.
from 55 per stem **
  • Production according to the providers' guidelines.
  • max. 150 € with 3-5 stems

 

DIGITAL MASTERING PRICES

DIGITAL (without external outboard – only in the box)

DIGITAL STEREO MASTERING COSTS

Our audio online mastering ensures an analog sound experience with New York sound for CD or vinyl.
60 per song *
  • Digital mastering of a stereo mixdown.
  • 2 revision versions included.

DIGITAL STEM MASTERING COSTS

Mastering of subgroups. Stem mastering allows for a more in-depth processing of your audio masterial.
from 40 per stem **
  • Digital mastering of subgroups.
  • max. 110 € with 3-5 stems
Tip

STREAMING MASTERING COSTS

Digital master for streaming services such as Spotify and Co. Available as stereo or alternatively as stem mastering.
from 40 per stem **
  • Production according to the providers' guidelines.
  • max. 110 € with 3-5 stems

 

PODCAST / LESSONS / DDP

PODCAST / PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER

We enhance your podcast analog. We also provide professional speakers for your podcast to give your message a voice!
from 150 per podcast
  • Depending on the podcast length; Choice of speakers
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STUDIO LESSONS COSTS

Learn mixing and mastering skills. In our lessons, we offer assistance with deficiencies directly in your studio environment or online.
85
70 per hour
  • Discount available for multiple bookings. Subscription option possible.
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DDP MASTER IMAGE COSTS

Creation of a DDP image file including pause times and CD-text for delivery to the pressing plant of your finalized master files.
60 per DDP
  • Specifically designed for delivery to the pressing plant.
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* Stereo mastering = 1 stereo track. When uploading several group tracks, the stem mastering is booked automatically. ** at least 2 stems price including VAT

WHAT DOES MIXING INCL. MASTERING COST?

Prices for analog mixing and mastering vary significantly on the quality of the raw material and the desired end sound of the song. Here is an example calculation for typical song projects with analog mixing and mastering:
SERVICES PRICE
10-20 tracks
150-200 €
21-30 tracks
200-300 €
31-40 tracks
300-400 €
41 and more tracks
350- approx. 500 €
editing
50-100 €
Vocal tuning (pitch correction, auto tune)
50-150 €

SAMPLE CALCULATION FOR THE PRICE DETERMINATION OF ONLINE MIXING

To give you a better understanding of how the prices of recording studios ,especially our Online mixing services and Mastering studio , are composed, we would like to explain it to you in more detail using an example calculation. Of course, not all aspects necessary tp process an order are detailed here. However, the times mentioned include the respective total time for the recording studio operator for each specific task.

SERVICES DURATION PRICE
Email contact including track assessment and invoicing before the start of the project.
approx. 20 min.
about 33 €
Create a project, edit tracks, create a mix, implement customer requests.
approx. 120 min.
about 200 €
Implement revision requests and, if necessary, perform mastering.
approx. 35 min.
about 50 €
Upload tracks and archive the project.
approx. 5 min.
about 8 €

Of course, not all details necessary for processing an order are listed here. However, the times mentioned are included in the respective total working time for the studio operator.

 

WHAT DOES A MIXING OR MASTERING ENGINEER ACTUALLY OFFER WITH THEIR “EXPENSIVE” PRICE?

So we would come to an approximate total of about 290 € that was allocated for the mix. But what does the engineer get out of this?

We have also asked ourselves this question, and here is the breakdown for you:

EXPENDITURE PRICE
Tax (roughly times 25% - is a little different everywhere)
58 €
Electricity (electricity price including taxes and surcharges)
6,00 €
Running costs including maintenance costs (5%)
23,2 €
Reserves for times of low order (15%)
31,50 €
Investments (10%) e.g. new devices etc.
21,00 €
Total
150,30 €
Engineer working hours: Difference income - expenses
48,17 €

CONCLUSION OF THE CALCULATION:

As we determined above, we earned € 290 for one Mix and Master . However, there are still expenses to be made before we can calculate our actual hourly wage.

Here, we can see that the mastering engineer on average, has an hourly wage of € 48,17 . For this, they have years of experience, possibly one or more degrees, learned countless instruments, and invested a significant amount of money, time and uncertainty about the future.

We personally leave it to everyone to judge the adequacy of this result. We just want to point out the tiny ingredient that unfortunately cannot be measured with money: the creative energy and passion for music! Whether it is in mixing or in audio mastering of music. This is simply priceless!

We personally leave it up to everyone to make their own judgment as to the adequacy of this result. We just want to point out the tiny ingredient that unfortunately cannot be measured by money. The creative energy and passion for music, but also the experience! Be it in mixing or audio mastering of music. This is simply priceless!

ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR MIXING AND MASTERING PRICES?

Send us a message - we will usually get back to you within 3 hours (on working days).

You can reach us by phone from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

OUR MIXING AND 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 done in a short amount of time. Quick response time in communication, immediate assistance with questions. Excellent audio mastering, and a very fair price. I'll gladly work with Chris again on the next project. Everything went smoothly! Thank you very much, Chris!

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