at the best price
$34/song ● $299/album
... get that final analog polish
without breaking the bank ...
The unrivaled combination of expertise, innovation, and the best equipment today's manufacturers have to offer has made Dust Mastering one of the premiere online mastering studios. We handle projects of any kind, faithfully serving a wide range of returning clientele.
Our credits include Country Singer Morgan Wallen, Folk Singer May Abd El Aziz, Rapper Kelvyn Colt, Youtuber Zack Scott, Film Score Composer Taras Tkachenko, Metal Band Denigrate, and many more.
Our work has been featured on top Spotify playlists and YouTube channels such as:
New Music Friday, US Viral 50, Global Viral 50, mint, Weekly Buzz, Friday Cratediggers, Chill Nation, Proximity, Selected, & more.
With over 13 years of experience in the industry, a degree in audio engineering and an impressive track record spanning almost every genre of music, our chief engineer Philip Dust has all it takes to be your go-to-guy for your mastering needs. He personally masters every song in a state of the art acoustically treated control room.
The made-to-measure mastering room was built in the span of one and a half years. Knowing the mastering space's acoustics in and out, Philip is able to deliver masters that are going to translate to any speaker system or any listening environment.
We use analog gear from companies such as Prism Sound, Pultec, Manley, Avalon, Tube-Tech, Universal Audio, Antelope Audio, and many more. Having all the gear in the world won't make you a great sound engineer, it is our dedication to making our clients 100% happy that truly sets us apart.
In the past 10 years, we have mastered 1000+ releases worldwide and know what it takes to make your music compete against all the other releases out there.
Your music is going to sound equally good on every possible streaming or uploading service such as Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes.
... and our clients love us ...
Wow, you took the songs to a whole new level. We were listening to our version back to back with your master and it was like night and day.
Analog Mastering at the
best price - guaranteed
Every mastering session comes with
30 day guarantee
Get your song sounding the way you want.
Revise your mix and re-send within 30 days and we'll master it again for free.
Free unlimited revisions
Each master comes with unlimited free revisions based on your feedback.
Our first round of masters almost always get approved, but if there’s anything that isn’t perfect, please let us know and we’ll make it right.
No additional fees for songs with overlength
It doesn't matter whether your song is 3 minutes long, 7 or even 10 - you pay the standard rate of $34 (and yes, we've mastered songs 10 minutes long).
... choosing the right engineer for your music ...
There has never been an album worth mentioning that was not properly mastered by a professional engineer. Most artists understand the music making process except for the final and most crucial step. Mastering isn’t just about making your song as loud as possible. It’s about balancing your track to translate better and provide a great listening experience to your audience.
Every musical project can benefit from an outside opinion and a mastering engineer is a great last line of defence. After listening to the same mix for hours on end your ears become biased and you won’t notice certain issues.
Thankfully the mastering engineer can catch these problems in your mix and fix them before anyone else hears.
do you offer
Do you offer a free mastering sample?
I discourage demo mastering because my schedule is so busy that it is very hard for me to fit time in for a demo master.
A "short sample" of a song sometimes takes up to 1 hour to master. Please understand that I put serious effort into mastering, which means finding the optimum sound for you takes time and that ultimately cuts into the time that I can spend making mixes and masters of albums for my clients. So I do not ordinarily do a free demo. Any mastering engineer who offers a so-called free test must either have lots of time on his hands, or is cutting corners or fooling himself and you.
Nevertheless, I encourage you to hire me for just one song. If you like my master and I'm sure you will, I will apply the cost of the first master towards the total cost of mastering your album.
What do you get?
You will receive your mastered songs in three different file formats:
- 24 bit wav
- 44.1kHz &16bit wav
Whenever you want to upload your song somewhere online
(for instance to Soundcloud, Spotify or Youtube) always upload the highest possible format. If you upload a lossy format such as Mp3 from the start,
then the streaming service will be re-encoding from one lossy format to another (this is called "transcoding" and it degrades the quality even further).
That's why you will receive your mastered song in three different formats:
- 24 bit file for Soundcloud, Youtube etc.,
- dithered 16 Bit for CD's
- and mp3
This service comes free of charge
at Dust Mastering.