tj lipple mastering mixing recording dc metro area
Mastering, in a Nutshell: The mastering engineer's job is to help make a record sound to the rest of the world as it does to the artist. Sometimes that means making a careful transfer from one medium to another. Sometimes it is appropriate to get aggressive with the tools of the trade. Either way, mastering is the final step in the recording process, and it can really help to bring a record to life.
Rates: $10 per minute of music (30 min = $300)
$50 flat fee for vinyl prep. (This is relevant only if you are pressing vinyl and would like to have a high resolution version of the mastering with no brickwall limiting.)
Process: You can either email a link to digital files or send materials via snail mail. Please include the desired sequence and any other notes you feel may be useful. If all goes well, the mastering will be done the day after the scheduled date. A link to reference files will be sent to you after payment has been received. After the mastering has been approved, the final record will promptly be uploaded or mailed to the appropriate destinations, in the desired format(s).