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jrmasteringsmall


 
You're here because you want your music to sound the very best it can.  Let me personally help you achieve this, like I have for over 7,500 clients on over 40,000 songs since 1999!
 
 
I'm also the author of the current #1 Best Selling Audio Mastering Book on Amazon. Let me use my 19 years of audio mastering experience to take your project to the next level! 
 
 
 
 
 
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
They sound great!! Thanks for finishing so quickly!
Jaret Reddick, Bowling For Soup Lead Singer
http://www.bowlingforsoup.com
 
Thank you so much! I dig it and am ready to call it a finished product. You've helped me turn a small basement project into something that sounds bigger than I'd ever thought I was capable of having, and I'm very grateful for it. I'll be recommending you to all of my friends.
Rich Astudillo
 
Thank you John. I really appreciate your professionalism and honesty. So far they sound great, great, great. I'm very happy. I will listen back to them as you suggest, but so far they sound perfect. It's definitely been pleasure working with you and I'll absolutely be in touch for anything else / referring others. Thanks so much John!
Xavier Aimes
 
That is very kind of you to give me such detailed notes on ways I can improve future mixes and recordings.... I've been reading up on your mixing tips articles, and they are very informative, but having something thats personalized feedback on my mixes is beyond fantastic! I really want to thank you, John, again for everything, all the tips, all your time and work, you've got loyal clients here, I will certainly continue to always bring my business your way...
Aaron Frankel

 

Here are a few of my Audio Mastering Samples

 

SONG ONLINE MASTERING PRICES
**PRICES ARE CUMULATIVE. 

(Example - If You've Done 10 Songs In The Past And Have A 10 Songs CD, You Pay The $30 Per Song Rate)

 



100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
 

  • Only 50% down required. The rest due after you approve my work.
  • 24-hour rush service available, add $10 per song. (Sundays not included)
  • Two free revisions per song, after that it's only $5 each.
  • Full CD projects usually finished in 3-5 business days.

Only 50% Deposit To Start Your Project TODAY!

READY TO START YOUR PROJECT?

 


PLASTIC CD MASTER DISKS (MAIL TO THE DUPLICATOR)

$40 US - $55 International

Price includes:

  • 2 Redbook Master CDs Text / ISRC Encoding & UPC Code (If Applicable)
  • Volume Levels Are Balanced From Song To Song
  • Complete Error Checking
  • First Class Shipping In A Box (Non-boxed CDs often get crushed)

DDP IMAGE (UPLOAD TO THE DUPLICATOR)

$35

Price includes:

  • Quickly Download Your DDP Image - No Waiting For Your CD To Arrive!
  • Upload Your DDP Image To Your Duplication Company's Website
  • Quickly Get Your Duplication Started And Save A Few Days Turnaround Time!

    NOTE - Get The Plastic CD Master Disks AND The DDP Image $50 ($65 International)!

 


MUSIC MIXING AND STEM ONLINE MASTERING RATES

Email Me the following (and I'll send you back a quote):

1. Number of songs
2. Number of tracks per song (like lead vocal, bass, kick, etc.)

or

1. If you still don't get what I'm asking for, how many files per song are you sending?


Note: All emails, songs, and personal information submitted are 100% confidential.
 

My Best Mixing & Mastering Articles

What Does Channel Mean In Music And Mixing?

It's the most basic of all questions, but someone asks it at least once a week.  In this article, I will explain what channel means in music and mixing

 

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Why Do Songs Need To Be Mastered?

12 why need audio mastering

Why do songs need to be mastered?  I've seen this question on the Internet many times.  The answer I always see is "Because all songs on the radio have been professionally mastered, yours should be too."  This is a true fact, but not an answer.

 

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How To Mix And Master Songs

If you're into "do it yourself projects" my mastering book will show you EXACTLY how I mastered every style of music on this website.  Get it here Audio Mastering Secrets!

Best Mixing Levels Before Mastering

set mixing level meters

Correctly setting your mixing levels before mastering is essential for great mastering results.  Having the best DB levels for mixing is critical.  Here's how to properly do it!  Read more....

 

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Best Free Redbook CD Burning Software
Yes, burning your own redbook master CDs is very easy!  Here's how to make your own redbook CD masters for free! 
 
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What Is Headroom In Mastering?

15 what is headroom in mastering

In order to produce a good master, a mix needs proper headroom and dynamic range.

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Which Is Better For Audio Mastering Analog Gear Or Digital Software Plugins?

18 analog digital equipment

I started my career using the old analog stuff, since that was the only option.  I incorporated digital software plugins as soon as they became available, but it took many years before computers were fast enough to run them in realtime.  And also before they started making very high quality plugins. 

 

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Top 17 Common Music Mixing Mistakes And How To Fix Them!
audio music mixing mistakes
 
These are the Top 17 most common music mixing mistakes I see daily.  Correcting them could will improve your audio mastering results and make your mixes sound more professional.  Read more....
 
 
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What's The Difference Between Mixing And Mastering

8 difference between mixing mastering

What's the difference between mixing and mastering?  A lot of people new to music don't know the answer to this.

 

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What Is Chorus Effect In Music | How To Use Chorus

This article discusses what is the chorus effect in music and how to use it?  The chorus effect makes a single audio track sound like a group. It achieves this by taking a single instrument or vocal track, multiplying it, and then slightly detunes each newly created track. The result is a fuller lush sounding audio track.

 

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What's The Vibrato And Tremolo Definition In Music | Differences Between Tremolo And Vibrato

The vibrato and tremolo effects both have their differences.  But the vibrato and tremolo effects also sound very similar; both slightly wave and pulsate the pitch of an audio track. You have to hear it for yourself to understand the sound.

 

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What Is Reverb Effect In Music | How To Use Reverb

This article discusses what is the reverb effect in music and how to use it?  The reverb effect is used to simulate space. When reverb is applied to a dry vocal or instrument track, it will sound like it was recorded live in the space size that was selected on the processor. Common space size options include a small room, vocal plate, large hall, etc.

 

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How Much Should I Charge For Mastering?

I've mastered over 40,000 songs since 1999.  I've charged $10 a song, $20, $30, $50 even $100!  Some prices worked better than others.  Here are a few facts to consider when deciding on what prices to charge.

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How To Master A Song In Only 5 Minutes!

Would you like to know how to master a song or how to master your own music?  So many people think just making the volumes the same level for every song is "mastering" their CD.  Well, mastering is a lot more than just that!  Read more....

 

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Set Mixing Levels For Each Instrument

How to set mixing levels for each instrument is a question I see all over the Internet.  I'm going to explain exactly how to set mixing levels in this article.  Read more....

 

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How To Prepare Your Songs For Mastering
preparing mixes for mastering

In this article, we'll show you how to prepare your mixes for mastering.

 

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Can You Master A Song That's Already Been Mastered?
Can I master a song that's already been mastered?  Yes!  Every month I master songs that have already been mastered.  Read more....
 
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Monitor Speaker Placement For Your Home Recording Studio And DAW Setup

4 speaker placemnt daw home recording studio

Here's the monitor speaker setup I use for my DAW, and the setup I recommend for your home recording studio.

 

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Stereo Widening Techniques | How To Use Stereo Widening In Mastering Music

Here are a few great stereo widening techniques and how to use them in music.  When you listen to music on a car radio, you want that wide stereo sound that extends from the left door to the right. Not just two feet wide right above the stereo!

 

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Best Room Size For Audio Mastering DAW Home Recording Studio

6 best room size for audio mastering

So, what is the best room size for audio mastering in your DAW home recording studio?  Technically, you can properly mix or master in any room size.  But, I believe a smaller room is better than a very large one for someone who's just starting out. And when I say smaller I mean closer to 12'x15' than to 20'x30'.  I've mixed and mastered songs for a number of years in a 20'x30' room.  It took me a few days to get used to it, but after that I could do it.

 

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Why Does A Mix Need Headroom And Dynamic Range?

16 why do songs need mastering

Why does a mix need headroom and dynamic range?  In one sentence, it gives the mastering engineer more room to work with.
 

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What Does Mastering Do To A Song?

10 what is audio mastering

What does mastering do to a song?  Your main goal in audio mastering is to replicate the sonic qualities of a well professionally mastered commercial song, in the same genre and style as the song mix you are working on.

 

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Audio Engineer Hearing Loss And Tinnitus

5 sound engineer prevent tinnitus

Millions of people suffer from tinnitus.  A new study shows around 10% of the U.S. population suffers from it in some form, but many have never even heard of it until they get it!  Unfortunately, I was one of those people.  It can happen quickly and it lasts a lifetime... 

 

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Cheaply Soundproofing Your Room For Audio Mastering

1 cheaply soundproofing room studio

I had to write a quick note on this, as I was reminded about it while thumbing through a popular mixing book that had a 15 page section on speaker resonance and room sound proofing.  I must say, a very exciting 15 pages!  Ha!

 

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Mastering Hardware Equipment You Need For Your DAW Home Recording Studio

7 mastering hardware equipment daw recording studio

Here's the basic hardware you need to master music:

 

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