Top-shelf Mastering at a Great Price

Modern recorded music needs to translate and sound its best on a wide variety of playback systems from ear buds to full-out club systems and everything in between.

Waltz Mastering takes pride in delivering masters that meet and surpass our clients demands and vision and sound very balanced, warm, present, fat and loud without sounding harsh or crushed.

Understanding and having experience and an appreciation for the many genres and styles of music in addition to listening to our clients needs is at the heart of having the music sound it's best. It is important to have attention paid to detail and for album contents to have continuity and flow from song to song.

With pressing deadlines, we save you money, time and travel by offering a fast and a professional "online" solution to getting your album and singles mastered now!

Mastering Equipment

Waltz Mastering Studio was specifically designed with the highest attention paid to accurate acoustical detail and critical listening in mind.

The studio integrates the best of analog and the best of digital:

Outboard Compression (Analog)

Tube Tech SMC 2B (Tube)

Manley Labs "Variable MU" (Tube)

Tube Tech CL1 B (2) (Tube)

Foote P3S-ME

Outboard EQ (Analog)

Knif Soma (Tube) EQ

Hendyamps Michelangelo (Tube) EQ

Monitors/Amps

Speakers: Dunlavy SC-V's

Power Amps: (2) Bryston 4b's-ST

Dangerous Monitor ST

Mytek 192 DSD-DA

Mytek Digital 8x192 AD/DA Conversion

Other Gear

SPL  MK2-T

SPL De-esser

Dourrough Meters

Monster Pro 2500 (2)

Lexicon 300 Multi DsP

Anthony Dimario Labs ADL 600 Stereo Tube Pre

File Preparation

Here are a few basic things to keep in mind when preparing and sending in your mixes for mastering:

Mixes peaking anywhere from -1 to -10 dBfs is fine. The main thing to remember is to at least leave a bit of head room. It is not recommended to clip any channels, busses, or plug-ins. 

Send stereo interleaved or dual mono Wave or Aiff files. Either is fine. Sending Mp3's is not recommended, or only as a very last resort.

Print mixes at the native sample rate and bit depth of the recording and mixing session. If the song was recorded at 24 bit 48K, you should bounce it out the same. There's no reason or advantage to up-sample or down-sample. This is best done at the mastering stage. 

If you have 2 buss processing on your mix and it is the sound that you want and like, please leave it on. If you are unsure, please burn and send a copy with and without.

It is not recommended to send a mix that has any brick wall limiting on the 2 buss.

Please upload your Wave or Aiff files by clicking on the tab on the menu bar that says  "Upload Your Files".

Mastering Rates

1 Song                     $60

2 to 3 Songs          $55 each

4 to 9 Songs          $50 each

10 to 13 Songs     $495

14 to 16 Songs     $595

16 to 20 Songs     $695

Alternate Song Versions
(Instrumental - Mfit etc.)
$25 each

DDP Prep and Delivery
$55

4 Red Book Master/Refs  (Includes Priority Mail)
$55

We accept all major credit cards as well as PayPal payments. 

50% down payment required - 50% due upon completion

Get a free sample or our mastering services by uploading a song here

Please feel free to contact us for a quote or questions.