With so many mastering engineers offering their services online, a client and I set out to most appropriate engineer for her material. We received 7 mastering samples from 7 different mastering sites and I’ve prepared the clips here for easy comparison. While 7 is by no means comprehensive, it was enough to make an informed decision without exhausting ourselves and wasting the engineers’ time. Comparing mastering jobs is much more subtle in contrast to receiving mixes from different engineers which can be completely different from one another. The prices for these range from $35 up to $125, but I’ve concealed the studio’s names and prices to allow for a more unbiased listening experience.
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