Welcome to SafeandSound Mastering, Album mastering = £210.00 (up to 12 tracks)
If you are looking for an experienced mastering engineer for your album mastering you have found the right service. An album release is a big project for any musical artist or label and our album mastering rates are highly competitive. I can get your music sounding as good as possible and add value to your album mastering project.
- 10 years pro sound engineering, + 8 years full time mastering engineer.
- Fully treated room, linear low end response.
- Dedicated mastering studio, no mixing. (specialist album mastering)
- Dedicatated equipment for mastering (PMC IB1S, Manley, Summit, Becnhmark etc.)
Your album will be mastered by Barry Gardner (sole engineer) at a very reasonable rate. If you think this is surprisingly low rate, try me, you are going to be very pleasantly surprised. I am proud of my work ethic and the equipment used in the studio on your tracks and am pleased to show it on the website.
Barry Gardner explains about getting your album mastered at SafeandSound mastering in this short video (Play the video then select 720p with the Youtube cog wheel for better quality)
Album mastering prices :
Up to 12 tracks : £210.00 (no VAT is added)
DDPi file set £ 45.00 (with DDP client player so you can hear the DDP in your studio using any mac or PC computer) or CD-R masters created using Taiyo Yuden CD-R, PLEXTOR professional burner, error tested using Plextools Professional software and manually listened to by myself before dispatch.
What is involved in mastering an album of music ?
Mastering engineer Barry Gardner has 20 years professional audio engineering experience and has worked with some of the industries most well known musicians. Mastering for 8 years he has mastered hundreds of albums and EP’s for independent musicians and record labels.
Mastering an album includes, correcting and enhancing the tonal balance of tracks in their own right and with reference to the tracks appearing on the album in specific sequence, volume adjustments, increasing the overall perceived volume, applying musically sympathetic spacing/gapping, fades (if not already chosen at the mix stage), choosing musically sympathetic relative volumes between tracks, applying quality control to ensure clicks, glitches, vocals pops, bad editing and other extraneous noises are not heard on the final released recordings. Being equipped with high end analogue equipment means we can add a superior finish to your tracks.
We can prepare DDPi with MD5 check sum or Red Book CD-R or simply produce broadcast .wav files for delivery. CD-R’s are sent to yourself by Special Delivery to ensure security in transit.
Please check out the clients that I have worked with and check my professional engineering background and experience:
The mastering studio is equipped with the finest analogue equipment:
MANLEY Massive Passive equalizer
PMC IB1S – large scale reference speakers
Benchmark Media DAC1 HDR
Elysia – Class A analogue equalizer
Summit Audio DCL-200 valve compressor
HCL VARiS Vari mu compressor (valve)
Sontec custom mastering equalizer clone.
We use only the finest ear selected digital tools in conjunction with our analogue equipment. We use SADiE, Nuendo, Plextor tools on a high end custom built Intel i7 PC. We have a wide range of plug in software from all of the major developers. We are seriously equipped to enhance, correct and quality control your album before release for either digitally distributed audio files or on physical CD. The studio is fully acoustically treated for the most accurate of monitoring environments.
How do I proceed with mastering my album ?
You can get in contact with Barry Gardner to discuss your album mastering project on 07810271371 or via email at safeandsound123atgooglemail.com (at being @ with no gaps)
Even though we offer unattended album mastering rates we like to speak to our clients and it also reassures that the engineer is both professional and available to answer your queries.
Please read our FAQ page as it has a wealth of information on how to prepare your files for your album mastering and reduce and avoidable delays.
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