Pricing

These prices are discount prices for independent artists and record labels.

Unattended Digital / CD Mastering:

Per Track:

1-3 tracks = £45 each
4-5 tracks £40 each
6-7 tracks £35 each
8+ tracks £30 each

Order your Unattended Digital / CD Mastering here >


CDR client reference discs:

For any digital mastering job a CD Reference audio disc can be provided.  £12.50 for each copy, Postage included.


DDP Creation & Editing:

DDP image file as DVD or FTP file transfer to pressing plant = £30

DDP Price above relates only to ‘Standard’ DDP files with track gaps (2 Seconds as standard) any additional editing required to do Segues and track mixes, Fades etc is charged at the studio hourly rate. Please enquire for a quote if you have something specific in mind like no gaps between tracks or anything out of the standard spec.


Unattended Vinyl Mastering:

A separate vinyl master is created before test cuts are performed. The master is adjusted from the results of test cutting until the cut is right. We don’t just cut digital masters to save time and money. The method we use is more time consuming but gets much better results. All vinyl is cut from a 24 bit master file or direct from tape. We don’t cut digital masters with all the compromises that brings!!!!! We do it properly, we master for vinyl!!!

*All Independent label prices include free of charge masters for digital release. This applies to any vinyl single up to 4 tracks. These masters are sent after the session and after the vinyl has been cut! If you wish to approve the digital versions of masters before vinyl is cut then you can add this to your order. Its will cost an additional £25 per track.*

Prices below are subdivided into groups for single and multiple disc projects for clarity.

Vinyl Mastering/Cutting Special Deals for singles Including lacquers:

Prices below for single disc projects.

12″ with 2 tracks (1 per side)
including all lacquers
= £205
12″ with 3 tracks
including all lacquers
= £225
12″ with 4 tracks
including all lacquers
= £245
10″ with 2 tracks (1 per side)
including all lacquers
= £205
7″ with 2 tracks (1 per side)
including all lacquers
= £205

Prices below for two disc projects.

12″ with 4 tracks (1 per side)
including all lacquers
= £410
10″ with 4 tracks (1 per side)
including all lacquers
= £410
7″ with 4 tracks (1 per side)
including all lacquers
= £410

The following prices are for multiple disc projects such as double 12” singles. If there are more tracks than stated on any of the options below this is charged as an album. Please see album pricing section.


Vinyl & CD combined album:

(All tracks charged at full discount mastering rate )

Prices below for single disc projects (all include lacquers, CD/digital Masters and upload of Wav masters for download release DDP, if required needs to be added to the order if you are releasing a CD)

Vinyl and CD/digital album with 6 tracks = £485
Vinyl and CD/digital Album with 7 tracks = £545
Vinyl and CD/digital Album with 8 tracks = £605
Vinyl and CD/digital Album with 9 tracks = £665
Vinyl and CD/digital Album with 10 tracks = £725
Vinyl and CD/digital Album with 11 tracks = £785
Vinyl and CD/digital Album with 12 tracks = £845
Vinyl and CD/digital Album with 13 tracks = £905

Vinyl & CD combined album : As above except delivered with two disc vinyl format:

Vinyl and CD/digital album with 6 tracks = £610
Vinyl and CD/digital Album with 7 tracks = £670
Vinyl and CD/digital Album with 8 tracks = £730
Vinyl and CD/digital Album with 9 tracks = £790
Vinyl and CD/digital Album with 10 tracks = £850
Vinyl and CD/digital Album with 11 tracks = £910
Vinyl and CD/digital Album with 12 tracks = £970
Vinyl and CD/digital Album with 13 tracks = £1030

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Reference Acetate:

Acetate of vinyl masters for reference and assessment of vinyl mastering and cutting of any vinyl job £50 (Including Postage to UK)


Stem Mastering:

(mastering From a group of stems)

5 Stems or Less  Per track = £75
Each additional stem £15
Additional versions
eg Radio Edits/Instrumentals
£35.50

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Track Mixing:

Can be carried out either in the box or on a large format analogue console with hardware outboard. All mix projects require a consultation and are P.O.A.

For reference a general minimum charge is around £400.00 per track for console mixes. £200.00 per track for in the box mixes. Mastering is charged in addition to this.

Please see mastering prices above. Deals on mixing and mastering whole albums or EP’s can be arranged with discounts for the larger volume of work that apply.


Transfers From Other Formats:

DAT/Red Book CDR transfer = £35
Set up charge + £120 Per hour (charged by the minute)
Transfer from ½ inch tape £35
Set Up Charge + £120 Per hour (charged by the minute)
Transfer from 2” 24 track tape to 24 bit 96K Digital audio £35
Set Up Charge + £120 Per Hour (charged by the minute)

Tape Transfer (Layback):

Transfer to virgin RMG 911 ½ inch tape including setup £4.00 (Charged per minute)

Order your Tape Transfer here >


Postage and Packaging:

All masters are sent either by special delivery or by next day courier to either UK or international destinations. Charges below:

DDP image/Red Book CD/data disc to plant = £30
Master lacquer to plant In the EU = £28

Terms & Conditions
Further Information

Payment:

Payment is due immediately through the site shop on delivery of premasters. Mastering will not be scheduled or commence until payment has been made and it has cleared in our account.

Turnaround:

Please email for turnaround if you have a specific deadline in mind. Jobs will not commence until after cleared payment unless stated otherwise. Turnaround can vary through the year so it is worth emailing us to make sure we can meet your request. Please bear in mind, as one of the UK’s busiest mastering houses, that turnaround times can vary quite a lot ( General turnaround will be between 20 -25 working days.) so if you have a deadline in mind please make it as realistic as possible and that we are made aware of it as early in the process as we can be.

Additional mixes:

Instrumentals, radio edits, acapellas etc. run with the same settings are charged at 50% of the original for each pass. This may vary for masters involving tape transfers.

Revisits:

One Revist of any master is included in the price. This is normally not necessary if the mix is as you want it. If however, after mastering, you have to supply a new mix to achieve the desired result, this is chargeable at the original rate. Good advice can be obtained by reading our mix and submission guidelines and an agreed selection of suitable reference material is also helpful. All vinyl masters will be uploaded in a digital form for approval before cutting.

We advise all vinyl clients where budget allows, to purchase a reference acetate from us before requesting test pressings from the factory prior to manufacture.

Sadly we cannot accept any liability for technical issues arising as a result of not having done so. Any re-cut required post manufacture, without having gone through the test pressing process, will be charged at the normal rate.