How should files be prepared when submitting for mastering?
My preference is to receive work with little or no mix-buss processing, especially limiting and widening fx, at the project's original sample rate, ideally at 24, 32 or 32 float bit depth. It's not a problem to submit files at different sample rates.
Can I get a sample of your work on my project before I commit?
I'm always willing to do 1 piece of music of 5 minutes or less, no fee, as an audition.
How should I send you files?
Send links of (preferably) zipped folders/files using your preferred file-sharing service or contact me if sending physical media for an address. Or, come to the session and bring them in person.
How do I receive finished work?
Finished work will be returned via my Wetransfer account, your preferred service, or USPS when needed.
How long can I expect to wait until final delivery?
All projects are completed on a first come first serve basis. Typically work is completed within a week but this can vary when it's busy, and it's often busy. Please be specific when hard deadlines must be met during initial discussions about your project.
How do I play the finished files?
Once a version of your master is ready you'll be provided a download link to wav files or a self-contained player/cd-burner DDP fileset. Once the master is complete to your satisfaction alternate file-types will be uploaded as-per your requirements (acetate cut-ready, lossy, DDP/CD, high-resolution).
What determines your exact rate?
Total length of the project. Total number of pieces. Prepping for acetate cut is $50 extra. Artist/producer deciding to remix after I've mastered a track may amount to a do-over, adding charges, for example. Revisions to my work, within reason, I don't typically charge for, but when folks start seriously remixing after mastering begins, or require extensive revisions, sequence changes, etc, I'll be up front in asking for additional fees. Not all projects are the same and I don't have rigid rules about this stuff. You won't be invoiced for anything unexpected, for sure.
How do I pay you?
Venmo, paypal, check by snail mail, cash.