Bolton Sound

Independent Music Mastering

4 Reviews (4 Verified)
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Custom affordable analog mastering for the DIY music community. Specializes in indie, punk, electronic pop, bedroom pop, rock, hardcore, emo, noise and ambient music.

After more than a decade of touring, writing music and recording local bands, Nick started mastering to help other independent artists enhance and finalize their albums affordably.

Nick has mastered music for more than 12 years now, working with hundreds of artists from across the globe. The studio is composed of high end analog and digital equipment in an accurate full range monitoring environment.

For me, mastering is a collaborative process in which the artist and I work to reveal their music as the best possible version of itself. Each project is unique and as such each project receives a custom approach, shaped by the artist’s aesthetic.

Projects are only complete once the artist is fully satisfied with their masters. Revisions are free of charge, and free mix evaluations are offered for anyone looking for notes or suggestions.

Mastering rates are determined by the total track count of the project.

Singles - $75 / song
2-3 Song Project - $60 / song
4-6 Song Project - $55 / song
7+ Song Project - $50 / song

Additional Versions - $10 / song
DDP Image for CD Manufacturing - $50 / album

Metadata encoding, edits, noise reduction and revisions are included.

Link to a playlist of recent credits below

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

4 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Thomas M.

    Nick is an amazing Master Engineer to work with, great comunication and his work speaks for himslef. I would definitely work with him again.

  2. Review by Mario E.

    Is the second track I trust Bolton Sound for the mastering. Not only the work is excellent but also Nick did an outstanding job in a very short time - superfast turnaround!

  3. Review by Mario Peiro

    Nick did a great mastering work with my mix. He understood the feeling and intention of the song and made the most of the mix.

  4. Review by Adam L.

    Nick is a top lad and an expert at his craft. Our single sounds so amazing thanks to him, will definitely be working with Holy Tapes! again in the future!

Orbit by JW Francis

I was the Mastering Engineer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Slowdive
  • Alex G
  • Kurt Vile
Gear Highlights
  • Dutch & Dutch 8C Monitors
  • Manley Massive Passive Equalizer
  • Rupert Neve Designs Master Buss Processor
  • Bettermaker Mastering Equalizer
  • Bettermaker Mastering Limiter 2.0
  • Maselec MDS-2 High Frequency Limiter
  • High Voltage Audio EQ6S Equalizer
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SoundBetter Deal

24 bit and 16 bit files provided free. Revisions and mix evaluations are free as well.