Mastering

Mastering is the final stage of the music production process.

When you have a mastered version of your song, you’re ready to upload to streaming sites, burn CDs and release your music for the whole world to hear.

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

Our comprehensive mastering service costs $60 per track, or mastering without final mix feedback is $50 per track.

If you need different versions of your final mix to be mastered with the same mastering processing (for example, an instrumental version) these are charged at $25 per iteration after payment of the initial fee above.

We offer discounts for albums and EPs and we look forward to working with you.

How to Master Your Music With Us

Share your files with us electronically using Google Drive or WeTransfer.

When you submit a track for mastering, we’ll also ask for a reference track – something created by an artist you love and that you want your music to sound good alongside. We’ll also ask about your aims for the master recording.

Next, with our comprehensive service ($60 per track), we’ll send you our suggestions for how to improve your final mix for mastering. At this point we’re happy to share any minor technical tweaks that your final mix needs to achieve the best results from the master (make the tweaks you want to and then send us your amended final mix).

If your final mix needs significant tweaking we will give you the option of having a music consultation before mastering.

If you don’t want or need feedback on your final mix, no problem! We can go straight to mastering at $50 per track.

Some Examples of Our Mastering

Examples of Before and After Mastering

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.

Rock and Roll Mastering

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