For a great polished sound! Only pay when you're satisfied with the result - no risk.
Every song is different and must be treated accordingly. I believe every element of your song(s) is as important as each other, however big or small its role is. I will look for areas I believe need more attention in order for the listener to get the best possible listening experience.
I offer very affordable rates starting at $39 USD (depending on the diversity of one song). The more tracks you send for mastering, the better the rates are.
1 song: $39
2 songs: $76
3 songs: $113
4 songs: $150
5 songs: $186
6 songs: $222
7 songs: $258
8 songs: $292
9 songs: $326
10 songs: $359
$359 + $32 each
I would love to hear your music and I am more than happy to discuss with you what you wish to achieve at the end.
I will provide free advice on how to address areas for improvement that may require further pre-work in the mixing stage in order to reach the best possible result.
If after mastering you're not entirely satisfied with the results, I am more than happy to revise the work carried out at no extra charge.
I look forward to working with you, wherever you are in the world!
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
16 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse hfMASTERING
He gets back to you with the final product within 1-2 days. It was a good service for a good rate. I'm going back for more tracks once I'm ready.
Quick turn around. Provided a few samples prior to finishing. Sounds great! Will use again.
I appreciated the speed, professionalism and complete availability despite my claims.
Great Job. Very satisfied with the service received. Will be back for more!
Tim is a true professional, responds right away and his masters are just impeccable. Very efficient workflow and an absolute pleasure! I can only recommend
I Highly recommend Tim for your mastering jobs. Not only did he do a great job with my tracks, he went above and beyond to make creative suggestions that I truly liked. After this job with Tim, I can trust him with my future mastering projects.
I have no complaints. Kinda went over what he could have done for me and did more than was asked.
I'll work with hfMastering again.
In just a matter of days, hfmastering polished and improved the sound and quality of my song. very fast and positive feedback. This guy knows what he is doing.
I was highly impressed by Tim's precise approach to my mix. He made it sound more fuller, bright and ope. Put everything just right in the place. I have never seen such speed and quality combination. What a great engineer!
Highly recommended! hfMASTERING have been amazing with my work. Professional, quick and VERY pleasing results! See you on the next one! X
Very impressed with our end result, especially considering I hit a few roadblocks along the way which he gladly helped me work through. Went above and beyond for our track which is why we will definitely return with more as soon as we have them ready to be mastered! Thanks again mate!
hfMASTERING always deliver work to a very high standard and at a tremondous speed. I cannot fault the attention to detail and perfection. Communication from hfMASTERING is promt and professional. I reccomend hfMASTERING very highly and look forward to working together again in the future.
Great service, quick turnaround and a true professional. More then happy with the result of my song, I will definitely be using hfMastering again to master my other songs.
I have worked with a few different mastering engineers over the past year, searching for three things: 1) Good value for money 2) Quality of work 3) The willingness to work with me to get the desired results. hfMASTERING ticks all three boxes. I’ve now just started my own record label and will be using them exclusively.
Working with Tim was one of the easiest experiences I've ever had with mastering. He has a great ear and knows exactly what is needed to bring your song to the next level, and his turnaround time is amazing. I will be coming back to him with more of my music. I will also be recommending him to others. Thanx Tim
When the technical aspects of musical production are often a little "distant", hfMASTERING is always ready to solve problems in the mix.
The results are of great quality regardless of the style and mood of the track, and the work is always done on time.
Here you can find some of my published works (htps://richarddobeson.com) that are mastered by hfMASTERING.
Interview with hfMASTERING
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Believing that mastering is fixing everything that went wrong in the mix.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Artists that the younger generation may appreciate more than my mine generally would. I like to master music out of my comfort zone, even if I don’t like it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Is there anything specific you want done?
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: If the client is happy, I’m happy!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: In the late 2000s, I started by making beats for Hip Hop tracks in my own time and doing collaborations with various rappers over the world, all of which I mixed and mastered. I took a music production course where I learned different mixing techniques and a bit of mastering, which was the area I was interested in most. After a few years of practicing at mixing and mastering my beats and collaborations (getting results I was very happy with), I took an audio mastering course, which went very deep into the subject, and I learned a lot of mistakes I was still making. Soon after the course, I started my own business.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The better the mix, the better the master. Don’t be too excessive with stereo widening, make sure your mix plays well in mono too.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Not to apply anything that I would typically if I don’t get the result that I want.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The final polish it needs to compete in the competitive market.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I believe the work carried out says more than the set up.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mastering their music - the final stage before it's ready for distribution.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I've worked on various genres, there isn't a specific one I usually work on.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: For best results, make sure to provide the following when sending your mix for mastering. • WAV or AIFF format - not MP3 • 24 bit or higher • 44.1k sample rate or higher • Mono compatibility - when switched to mono, do some elements disappear? • No clipping - keep peaks between -6 to -3 dB • One bar gap at the beginning and end of your track - so the song doesn't start the moment you hit play and to avoid an unfortunate abrupt ending.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To work on the song(s) until the client is satisfied. If changes are needed in the mix, the client will be advised accordingly.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Discovering new music and hearing it come to life as I'm working on the track
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: 90s Hip Hop, Fleetwood Mac, Roxette, Dire Straits, Massive Attack, Enya, Tracy Chapman, Killers, Muse, Rush, Portishead and more
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: How do I send the track? A: You can upload your track to WeTransfer, SendSpace or Dropbox and paste the download link. A: SoundBetter also has an attach option. Q: Will there be an extra charge to master an instrumental version of my track as well? A: If everything is exactly the same apart from the muted vocals, there will be no extra charge. A: Same if your track has bad language and you want a clean version done.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1. Listening to the track, analysing, checking for mono compatibility, listening to the sides for signs of MP3 artefacts. 2. Start the mastering process; EQ, Compression, Situation, etc and Limiting. Only dithering once! 3. Compare to other similar tracks, walk around playing the master, listen on other speakers and headphones. 4. Send client a short sample, MP3 is usually fine. 5. If the client is happy with the result, it's time then to sort out the payment. 6. Once the payment is received, client will be sent the full master as a WAV at 16 bit (or 24 bit if the client prefers).
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: My gear is digital - and I get great results. I can save the work and come back to it later with everything as I left it.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Fabian Faupel - His production is impeccable. He said If I know anyone who needs productions, to send them his way. If you look at my reviews, you'll find him there.