Putting that major label sound to your music.
Mastering is best achieved with a fresh pair of ears by an engineer who has not been involved previously in the making of a track.
I will review your file(s) to ensure that they are functional in order to achieve the best possible end results.
Rates start at $49 USD.
1 - 3 songs : $49 each
4 - 7 songs : $44 each
8 + songs : $39 each
If you're not entirely satisfied with the result, 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!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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24 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse hfMASTERING
fast, professional, sounding great, radio-ready, and industry standard! Always a pleasure working with Tim and handing him
over our mixes for mastering!
Tim was amazing to work with. His mastering work really helped give my tracks the necessary polish for release. His communication was great as well, and assisted in making sure my mixes were ready for the mastering pipeline.
Great quality of work and quick service. Tim gave us feedback on the mixes and were fond of our opinions. I would recommend Tim to my friends!
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.
We were looking for mastering services so we did the old Google search came across hf Mastering. Reached out to Tim who got back to use really quick. Sent him over the product and presto. WOW.. if your looking for HIGH Quality work and a GREAT customer experience give them a try. Trust me you won't be disappointed. We have now switched our mastering house to HF Mastering Services. Great job TIM.
Awesome guy, very prompt and Profi, totally gonna work with him on my future track. I recommend!
I'm very satisfied ! Great work, done very fast.
Thanks for your great work. I love the sound of my song.
Simply a great dude! Helped me improve what was wrong in my mix and responded quickly to my emails. Gave different mastered versions that I could compare and gave an opportunity to further improve his mastering.
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.
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: How would you describe your style?
A: If the client is happy, I’m happy!
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: 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: 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.
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: 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: 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 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 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'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 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 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: 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.