$100.00 PER TRACK
($75.00 per track during the pandemic)
(includes one round of revisions)
Sometimes clients have short pieces of music or sound effects they wish to use between tracks. If these pieces are shorter then 30 seconds there is no charge for mastering them provided they are part of a larger CD project.
REFERENCE CD / DOWNLOADS
A reference CD is an example of the final product for you to evaluate. Once a reference has been approved, a master will be made for replication. A digital download reference is also available if you are not planning on producing physical CDs.
After you receive your first reference you may want to make a change to the sequence, delete a track or request a change with the mastering. The per-track rate above includes one free revision and you will receive a second reference CD for approval. Any additional revision work will be charged at a rate of
$100.00 per hour.
MASTER FILES FOR STREAMING
Today most music is distributed via digital distribution aggregators like TuneCore, CD Baby, and DistroKid. These aggregators supply all the digital music streaming outlets like iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, and Tidal with your music. I will supply you with a download link that contains your music to send to your digital aggregator. They are normally 44.1k / 16 Bit files with gaps (space between songs) In some cases you will need high-res files for companies like HD Tracks that distribute high-res files. To qualify our original recording and mix sample rates must be at a minimum of 48k/24bit .wav.
MASTER DDP FOR CD REPLICATION
A DDP file set is an error–protected wrapper format specifically designed for reliable optical disc replication. DDP or “Disc Description Protocol” is the industry-standard method for delivering all of the data and metadata needed for disc replication to a “pressing plant.” Unlike audio CDs, DDP file sets contain error–protected audio data plus all ancillary metadata or, “data about the data.” If your replication company can’t accept a DDP as the master or if you have ordered CD-TEXT I will provide you with a PMCD master. Additional masters are $25.00 each.
EDITING / NOISE AND CLICK REMOVABLE (OPTION)
(call for a quote)
$40.00 FEDEX OVERNIGHT DELIVERY IN THE U.S. (OPTION)
All reference CDs and Master DDPs will be shipped via US mail unless you request overnight delivery.
OVERSEAS SHIPPING, BANK TRANSFER FEES, AND CUSTOMS
All checks must clear before a master will be made.
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