Studio Moe

AUDIO SERVICES

After production, mixing is the most crucial step towards achieving a polished distribution-ready song. All the separate elements are combined into a single stereo channel, forming 90% of the finished product. A good ear and an acoustically treated studio are essential to ensure a clean, well-balanced result with proper dynamics. Beyond that, a seasoned engineer knows how to enhance the mix to create an exciting stereo soundscape with the right position and presence for each element. A well-done mix is truly the secret to achieving a great master.

Since mixing projects vary in size it's not possible to create a standardized price for this service. The amount of work depends on the number of channels in a project and how many of those channels require special care. To manage this, each project is quoted based on the work involved.

Smaller projects start at a minimum of €120* while bigger projects can range from €250* and up.
Contact me to get an estimate for your project.

Discounts are possible for multiple projects or when packaged with other services.

*VAT not included.
VAT-exempt payment is possible for customers outside of Germany with a valid VAT-ID (or equivalent Business Registration Number)

  1. Upload Your Rough Mix
    The best way for me to get an idea of your project and the work involved is to hear it!
    Upload your rough mix(es) to a private Soundcloud playlist (preferred), a personal cloud or a file transfer service.

  2. Contact and Communication
    Fill out the contact form with the details of your project including the link to your rough mix. I’ll contact you soon with a quote for my work and answer any questions you might have. We’ll discuss your project goals and schedule to ensure timely delivery.

  3. Prepare Your Files
    Your audio must be correctly exported from your DAW. Most importantly your files should be:

    - well named
    - exported at 24-bit minimum
    - and audio should never pass -0.1dB on any channel.

    To make things simple I've created an easy to follow checklist.
    DOWNLOAD THE CHECKLIST HERE

  4. Upload Your Files
    Now that the files are exported it's time to send them to my studio. I’ll provide you with a direct upload link to the studio’s cloud. If you prefer, you can send me a personal link or use a file transfer service.

  5. Mixing Begins
    Once I receive your files I'll go through all the elements to ensure they are free of issues and begin mixing. If the song can be improved by reworking or replacing certain elements I’ll communicate this to you and may ask you to re-export the channel with some or all effects removed.

  6. Revisions and Final Details
    Before finalising the project I will send you a draft. Along with it, I may also send some notes and questions to help us further improve the mix. After receiving your feedback I’ll finalize all the remaining details and send you a second draft for approval. Once we take care of all notes I will export the final files for delivery. Generally, most mixes won't require more than 2-3 revisions.

  7. Payment and File Delivery
    Once you're satisfied with the mix I’ll provide you with an invoice. Payment is possible via bank transfer, Paypal, or Wise. With both Paypal and Wise you can use your credit card as a payment method. After payment is confirmed, you’ll receive a link to download your full mix package which includes:
    - 24-bit Stereo WAV Pre-Master (32 bit available free of charge upon request)
    - 320 kbps Stereo MP3 Demo (full song, digitally mastered and ready to be sent to labels or played live)
    - On Request: 24-bit Stereo WAV Stem Package (all individually processed channels, useful for remix production)

    Please note: Payment is made in euros (€). If you're paying in a different currency it is advisable to use Wise as they offer the lowest fees with real market exchange rate (they don’t charge money on exchange like most other services).

The final step before distribution, mastering is designed to finalize your song and establish the best possible sound. The audio is carefully analyzed, existing issues are repaired and then further processing is done to add the fullness, depth and loudness you’d expect from an industry-standard release. Before delivery, each song is checked on multiple reference monitors to ensure they translate well to sound systems of all sizes. Mastered for iTunes (MFiT) and Spotify specific masters are also available to provide the best quality over streaming platforms.

Mastering for digital release costs €40* per song.
Mastering for CD (DDP) costs €60* per song and includes digital release mastering.
Streaming versions for (Apple Music, Spotify, etc) are available at no extra cost.

Discounts are available for albums and music labels with high output.

Dynamic Discounts:
5-14 songs = 10% discount
15+ songs = 15% discount

*VAT not included. VAT-exempt payment is possible for customers outside of Germany with a valid VAT-ID (or equivalent Business Registration Number)

  1. Contact and Communication
    Fill out the contact form with the details of your project. I’ll contact you soon with a quote for my work and answer any questions you might have. We’ll discuss your project goals and schedule to ensure timely delivery.

  2. Prepare Your Files
    Your audio must be correctly exported from your DAW. Most importantly your files should be:
    - well named
    - exported at 24-bit minimum
    - and audio should never pass -0.1dB on any channel.

    To make things simple I've created an easy to follow checklist.

    DOWNLOAD THE CHECKLIST HERE

  3. Upload Your Files
    Now that the files are exported it's time to send them to my studio. I’ll provide you with a direct upload link to the studio’s cloud. If you prefer, you can send me a personal link or use a file transfer service.

  4. Mastering Begins
    Once I receive your files I'll go through your songs to ensure they are free of issues before mastering. If any changes are required I’ll ask you to make those revisions before finalising the master. If you wish to provide reference masters they will be used to ensure the same balance and dynamics. Otherwise, I always aim to match masters from top labels in each genre.
    If you requested additional versions (streaming specific masters or DDP masters for CD manufacturing) these will be prepared as well.

  5. Revisions and Final Details
    Before finalising the project I will send you a draft to check along with any notes or questions I may have. If you would like any changes I’ll gladly revise the master to ensure your satisfaction.

  6. Payment and File Delivery
    Once you're satisfied I’ll provide you with an invoice. Payment is possible via bank transfer, Paypal, or Wise. With both Paypal and Wise you can use your credit card as a payment method. After payment is confirmed, you’ll receive a link to download your master package which includes (per track):
    - 24-bit stereo WAV Master
    - 16-bit stereo WAV Master
    - 320 kbps Stereo MP3

    Optional:
    - 16-bit / 24-bit streaming version of master (for Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services)
    - DDP files for CD Manufacturing

    Please note: Payment is made in euros (€). If you're paying in a different currency it is advisable to use Wise as they offer the lowest fees with real market exchange rate (they don’t charge money on exchange like most other services).

Artists can often benefit the most from stem mastering; a type of combination between mixing and mastering. The artist provides up to 8 grouped audio channels per song and is delivered a distribution-ready master. The advantage of this service is more control and precision for the engineer resulting in a superior master with only minimal added cost. Just like regular mastering, Mastered for iTunes (MFiT) and Spotify specific masters are also available.

Stem Mastering costs €80* per song (up to 8 stems, if your project requires more stems it would be considered mixing + mastering instead).
For CD release (DDP) there is a €20* additional cost per song.
Streaming versions for (Apple Music, Spotify, etc) are available at no extra cost.

Discounts are available for albums and music labels with high output.

Dynamic Discounts:
5-9 songs = 10% discount
10+ songs = 15% discount

*VAT not included.
VAT-exempt payment is possible for customers outside of Germany with a valid VAT-ID (or equivalent Business Registration Number)

  1. Contact and Communication
    Fill out the contact form with the details of your project. I’ll contact you soon with a quote for my work and answer any questions you might have. We’ll discuss your project goals and schedule to ensure timely delivery.

  2. Prepare Your Files
    Group your elements for export, stem mastering is done with up to 8 stems (grouped audio busses).
    Your audio must also be correctly exported from your DAW. Most importantly your files should be:
    - well named
    - exported at 24-bit minimum
    - and audio should never pass -0.1dB on any channel.

    To make things simple I've created an easy to follow checklist.

    DOWNLOAD THE CHECKLIST HERE

  3. Upload Your Files
    Now that the files are exported it's time to send them to my studio. I’ll provide you with a direct upload link to the studio’s cloud. If you prefer, you can send me a personal link or use a file transfer service.

  4. Stem Mastering Begins
    Once I receive your files I'll go through your songs to ensure they are free of issues before mastering. If any changes are required I’ll ask you to make those revisions before finalising the master. If you wish to provide reference masters they will be used to ensure the same balance and dynamics. Otherwise, I always aim to match masters from top labels in each genre.
    If you requested additional versions (streaming specific masters or DDP masters for CD manufacturing) these will be prepared as well.

  5. Revisions and Final Details
    Before finalising the project I will send you a draft to check along with any notes or questions I may have. If you would like any changes I’ll gladly revise the master to ensure your satisfaction.

  6. Payment and File Delivery
    Once you're satisfied I’ll provide you with an invoice. Payment is possible via bank transfer, Paypal, or Wise. With both Paypal and Wise you can use your credit card as a payment method. After payment is confirmed, you’ll receive a link to download your master package which includes (per track):
    - 24-bit stereo WAV Master
    - 16-bit stereo WAV Master
    - 320 kbps Stereo MP3

    Optional:
    - 16-bit / 24-bit streaming version of master (for Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services)
    - DDP files for CD Manufacturing

    Please note: Payment is made in euros (€). If you're paying in a different currency it is advisable to use Wise as they offer the lowest fees with real market exchange rate (they don’t charge money on exchange like most other services).

Add info that this are meant to be supplementary to the main services (production / post production for when your track needs a bit of extra love, live-set mastering for when you want to bring studio quality to your live recordings)