M A S T E R I N G

We master music for major labels & independents

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    Hi, I´m Alex Cappa!

    My passion is helping new artists break through, so I strive to keep my rates affordable for all of them, (regardless of what point of their career they might be at). I have been producing, mixing & mastering for the last 10 years, working on more than 500 albums and 3000 songs up to this day. You can use the form on the left if you want to get in touch and get a free mastering sample. I’d love to hear your story.

    Some of our Clients

    What are we capable of doing?

    We strive to achieve the highest definition, impact and sound quality from audio files in order to maximize the listener’s perception and avoid ear fatigue often caused by over compressed masters made by unexperienced engineers and home studios.
    Mastering can be tough when you work with very low tuned guitars and bass, and we are here to help you out. Check out this example of our work for the Electronic Metal band Bolu2Death

    Avant-Garde Mastering

    We are continuously checking current trends in every music genre. The music industry moves fast so you need to be up to date with new sounds and ground breaking audio tendencies.

    We worked with basque band Meltdown after their European tour to produce and polish this masterpiece, which features elements of Hardcore, Post Hardcore and very catchy vocal parts.

    Loud and proud Masters

    How we handle transient impact? Some arrangements can be more challenging than others. In this song by Tribal band Vita Imana we encountered a big challenge with an inmense array of drums and percussive elements featuring a Djembe, Darbuka, Surdos, Floor Toms, Digderidoo…

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    Our Mastering Room

    Better sounding mixes make better sounding masters, PERIOD. If you’d like free mixing advice before we master your project, drop us a message in the form above. We’ve received projects in the past with less than perfect mixes that ended up sounding amazing after mastering, largely thanks to our free mixing advice.

    The perfect sounding Room

    More than 35 square meters perfectly built and tuned to get the best possible frequency response

    An Array of Top Notch Gear

    • Neumann Kh310a w/ Sub Kh870
    • Cranesong Avocet
    • Cranesong Hedd96
    • Antelope Orion 32+
    • Fat Bustard Valve Summing Mixer

    Mastering grade Equalization

    • Tonelux eq
    • 2x Chandler Tone Control
    • Bettermaker Mastering EQ

    Tame dynamics with these processors

    • Tk Audio Bc1 VCA Compressor
    • Focusrite RED1
    • 2x Dave hill Titan
    • Culture Vulture Phoenix Valve compressor

    TMF Control C Lateral
    Control C

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    Mastering Rates

    SINGLE MASTERING
    75€
    Our best price for a single song
    Two revisions are included so you are 100% HAPPY
    You can provide commercial references so we can get close to your preferences
    Mastering is done within 3 working days
    Alex will get in touch with you the moment the order is made
    SINGLE MASTERING
    100€
    WITH STEMS (Drums, Bass, Guitars, Vocals, FX)
    Get extra control of the result mastering with stems
    Two revisions are included so you are 100% HAPPY
    You can provide commercial references so we can get close to your preferences
    Mastering is done within 3 working days
    Alex will get in touch with you the moment the order is made
    ALBUM MASTERING
    500€
    Our best price for a whole album
    Two revisions are included so you are 100% HAPPY
    You can provide commercial references so we can get close to your preferences
    Mastering is done within 7 working days
    Alex will get in touch with you the moment the order is made
    ALBUM MASTERING
    700€
    WITH STEMS (Drums, Bass, Guitars, Vocals, FX)
    Get extra control of the result mastering with stems
    Two revisions are included so you are 100% HAPPY
    You can provide commercial references so we can get close to your preferences
    Mastering is done within 7 working days
    Alex will get in touch with you the moment the order is made

    Our Latest Mastered Albums

    Got any questions? Check out our FAQ

    To book a project, all you need to do is make a payment HERE with either Paypal, credit card or debit card. After payment is made,  Alex will get in touch via email so you can transfer the audios for mastering. Once your project is completed, Alex will email you a link to the mastered WAV files. If you need us to make any revisions, just let us know!

    Generally the best files to send for mastering are .WAV files, peaking below -3 db, with no limiting plugins on the master bus. Any other 2bus processing that gives character to the mix is fine as well.

    Mixing is the process of adjusting the individual tracks/individual instruments in a mix, and audio mastering typically only deals with the stereo output of a mix or with stems to give more control over the final result. Music mastering comes after mixing and is the last creative musical process before releasing a song or album. Our purpose here is to bring cohesion to the album and ensure consistency of sound between all the different songs on it.

    In the extremely unlikely event that you feel your masters don’t sound amazing, we will make up to 2 mastering revisions so you’re 100% happy with the result. The only catch is that revisions must be requested within 7 days of masters being delivered. Our goal is to keep doing business with you, so your satisfaction is key.

    Yes we can, but 99% of the time, embedding is actually done by the company that sends your music to online stores and streaming platforms. Typically, we recommend using Distrokid.com or CDBaby.com for this. Both of these sites provide free ISRC codes as well.

    Yes we do! Although mastering for vinyl is very different than mastering for digital. For best audio quality, Alex would ideally master two completely different versions, usually digital masters first and then do a brand new batch of masters that are optimized for vinyl. The vinyl masters are less compressed, and have their bass EQ set to avoid any chance of the needle jumping out of the groove.

    Yes, IF your previous mixing is reasonably well done. Music mastering is the final “polish” or “sheen” on a mix, but it’s no substitute for good mixing. That being said, we’ve worked on many CD’s that have had less than stellar mixes that have turned out sounding amazing after leaving our mastering studio.

    Once Alex has started working on a song, if you need to make a last minute change, just let us know ASAP.

    Our suggestion is that you don’t have any gapless transitions on your album. The reason for this is that even in this day and age, gapless records usually don’t end up playing as gapless most of the time on streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, etc. Typically, you’ll hear an audible click, or gap between songs on those services when streaming. But going gapless is an artistic decision, so ultimately it’s up to you!