General Audio Mastering

My mastering rates are based on the number of songs in your project. I charge $60 for the first song, $50/ea. for the next 2 songs, $40/ea. for the next 5 songs, and all additional songs are $30/ea. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see a rate table. These rates are not set in stone but they cover 95% of projects. When appropriate, alternate rates will be agreed upon before work begins. For exampe if you have a 7 song EP of 2 minute songs we might agree on a lower rate. These rates cover attended or un-attended sessions.

These rates include free mastering revisions - I won't stop working until you're happy. I'll make all audio adjustments required to make your music sound its best. I provide mix consulting and suggestions for making your mixes better before I get started. You'll get a reference CD, mp3's or .wav files uploaded to my server for you to approve my masters. You'll also receive final delivery of masters in a duplication ready format: Red Book CD-R, DDP Image, vinyl-ready .wav, digital-ready .wav or mp3 files.

Alternate takes (instrumentals, radio edits, etc.) are $10 per song when processed at the same time as the main versions. Tape layback mastering using the Studer A80 tape machine as part of the mastering process is an additional $10 per song. MFiT "Mastered for iTunes" versions are an additional $5 per song. Sky Onion is a certified MFiT provider. I can also provide a master cassette to be used as a source for DIY tape dubbing for $30. This cassette will be dubbed at high resolution from the output of my Crane Song HEDD Quantum DAC straight to the Harman Kardon HK400xm 3-head cassette recorder.

Master Lacquers for Vinyl:

  • 12" - $290 ($145/side). Up to 25 min per side (20 or less is better)
  • 10" - $250 ($125/side). Up to 16:30 min per side (13 or less is better)
  • 7" - $120 ($60/side). Up to 7 min per side (4:30 or less is better)
  • Plus shipping to the duplication plant of your choice (usually $13 to $40)

Dubplates/Acetates/Reference lacquers:

  • 12" - $60 (double-sided cut)
  • 10" - $40 (double-sided cut)


1 $60 $60
2 $110 $50
3 $160
4 $200 $40
5 $240
6 $280
7 $320
8 $360
9 $390 $30
10 $420
11 $450
12 $480
13 $510
14 $540
15 $570
16 $600
17 $630
18 $660
19 $690
20 $720
21+ and all compilations regardless of song count please contact me for a quote.