Here at Shirty Mastering, our mastering work has been featured on reputable blogs, in music magazines and on the radio, and our enhanced mastering service is comprehensive – this means that we can share tips on how to improve your final mix before we even get to mastering!

An Overview of Mastering

Mastering is a science and an art.

But, we believe that mastering at its best is also a discussion between the artist and the mastering engineer.

We are here to help improve the sound of your music, and we will also help you to improve your music production / mixing skills at the same time!

We know that you have likely worked for weeks or months on your track, and there are things that you love about the mix and the sound – it is important that these are not lost in mastering, yet you also want to get the extra richness and loudness that mastering can bring.

When you work with us, we start a discussion to make sure that the result you get is the result you were aiming for.

Mastering – $60 per track

Our regular mastering service will make your track sound great (note: does not include feedback on your final mix)

Mastering With Mix Advice (Enhanced Mastering) – $80 per track

If you’re looking for a mastering service with extra “icing on top”, our “Mastering (With Mix Advice)” service shares our suggestions for how to improve your final mix, before we master your song.

Whichever Service You Choose, Two Masters Are Covered in the Price

We will make amendments and send you a second master, free of charge, if you feel that the first master that we create needs tweaks.

Our average turnaround time for masters is 24-48 hours.

Different Edits / Mixes

If you need different versions of your final mix to be mastered with the same mastering processing (for example, an instrumental version of your song) we charge $30 per iteration after the initial fee, above, is paid.

EDM & Dance Music Mastering

For electronic music, we provide two masters of each song. One is a dynamic master (which we recommend you upload to streaming services) and the other is an extra loud master (suitable for the large sound systems in nightclubs and at music festivals).

Album & EP Mastering

We can offer discounts for EPs and albums, just contact us before placing your order.

Have Questions?

Please see our FAQs or send us a message. We’re always happy to help.

Some Examples of Our Mastering

Before and After Mastering – Examples

Example One

Leyla Daze, Greylaw Hiveless. Mastered version starts at 19 seconds.

“Josh’s mastering process is detailed and professional– my track sounds so sparkly! Josh gave me very specific notes, and answered my questions with patience as I polished up my final mix. The track was elevated to a new level. Will definitely use Shirty Mastering again! “

Leyla Daze

Example Two

Shirty, Wave Patterns. Demo is 0 – 26 seconds. Final Mix is 27 – 56 seconds.
Mastered version starts at 57 seconds. Read more about this project.

Rock and Roll Mastering

Here’s a finished master we created for Robert Shredford in August 2019. Read more about it here.