I am an independent and D.I.Y. artist myself. I understand cost constraints and try to keep my rates as reasonable as possible I am always willing to work something out for all situations and means.

– My lead time is usually two weeks unless arranged otherwise. This is a bespoke service and I am working alone. Each project varies in its needs and so too does the time it takes master each recording. I would rather spend more time to get it right than rush a project.

 

Mastering includes:

High resolution 24bit wave / 16bit wave / MP3 / AAC digital release masters and Vinyl / Cassette / CD DDP pre-masters prepared for delivery to the lacquer cutter / replicators (please specify what is required) delivered digitally. In addition if desired a 1/4” Reel Master Tape of project can be provided at current cost of tape + shipping, CD at cost of shipping, or Cassette at cost of tape + shipping.

– Formats accepted: Wav, Aif, DDP, CD, Cassette, 1/4” Reel to Reel Tape 7.5, 15, or 30ips, Vinyl.

(Restoration work may entail a 20% surcharge depending on how difficult the material is)

– Tape Transfers, Cassette Transfers, Vinyl Transfers also provided.

 

Below are my rates:

– 7″/EP/One Sided Cassette – £20 a song up to £80 maximum charge

approximately 3-9 minutes of audio.

– 10″/12″ EP/One or Two Sided Cassette EP – £20 a song up to £120 maximum charge

approximately 10-24 minutes of audio.

– CD/LP/Cassette – £20 per song £100 minimum,  £200 maximum charge

approximately 24-45 minutes of audio.

– Everything else – £20 per song.

– 1/4”  Reel to Reel Master Tape (vintage or modern tape stock) Layback £30 for project per request.

(Additional charge due to the costs of upkeep and setup)

Cassette Layback also provided.

 

Mixing – £25 a song.

(Lead times for mixing are longer as my primary focus is mastering)

 

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me at NLBFMastering@hotmail.com

Special deals for ongoing work with Independent Labels.

(Discount for bulk projects – contact me).