Choose your package.  Bronze, Silver or Gold.  Remember, all projects start with a free test master so you’ll know exactly what the end result will be.  Click here to download a project info file that has everything you’ll need to know before I start your project. Click here for frequently asked questions.

Full Length CD Mastering (8-12 songs)

BRONZE –  $350 + Paypal Fee
Bronze is for audio engineers and artists on a budget.  This package includes one test master, mastering with a single pass applied to all songs, and the result uploaded as separate WAV files.  No revisions after mastering.   If you have a mix where all songs in the album are nearly ‘exactly’ the same and you’re satisfied with the sound of the test master (and don’t need a physical master CD), this package will work for you.

SILVER –  $400 + Paypal fee
Silver mastering is the standard mastering package that I recommend for most projects.  As I master, I make adjustments to each song individually.  I allow one revision after initial mastering and I upload the final song masters as individual WAV files.

Note: If you need a CDR master, you can burn your own with the WAV files I send you and any CD burning program.  Or you can add $30 for a Master CD sent to you by mail*.
If you plan to release your songs digitally, all you will need is WAV files.  But if you plan to send your album to a CD pressing plant or a record label, you may want a DDP file as well.  For this option, add 25 USD. Read more about DDP files here.

GOLD –  $495 + Paypal fee
Gold mastering includes all aspects of the Silver mastering with two extra hours of labor added to insure that the result is as good as it can get.  This package is for more complex projects such as those where many mixes are being brought together, or any project that needs extra attention.

EP, Demo and Single Mastering

EPs are albums with 5 to 7 songs. Demos are 3-4 songs.  I use the Silver process for these packages to insure best quality.  The final masters are uploaded as WAV files (also MP3s if requested).

EP Mastering –  $300-350 + Paypal fee
Demo Mastering$200-250 + Paypal fee
Singles $100 per song (2 songs $150) + Paypal fee

Added options:

Add DDP image file – 25 USD

Apple Digital Masters (Mastered for iTunes) package.  Add 100 USD per album.

Additional songs on longer albums add 25 USD per song.

Extra test masters (after 2 free) – 25 USD each

Mix assistance by phone – 75 USD per hour.

* U.S. Domestic shipping – Free

* International shipping – 35 USD average

Questions?  Get in touch by e mail  or call/text Colin at 925.305.1616 PST

Imperial Mastering is authorized by Apple Music to provide formats that meet the “Apple Digital Masters” protocol, previously called “Mastered for iTunes”.