Ryan Schwabe


Every recording is unique and requires a distinct approach to mastering.  After listening to your song I will create a processing chain that best serves your mix.  Some mixes only require clean & transparent processing while others may require a more aggressive tonal shaping.  I use a carefully selected combination of tube, solid state and digital signal processors to maximize clarity, depth and detail in your music. You paint the picture and I put a frame on it.  

Sending Files:

Send 24-bit, or 32-bit (float) stereo wav files at the sample rate of the original recording session.  Higher sample rates are better, but please do not up-sample your mixes before sending the files.  

If you have one, please include a song order for your project.  If you do not have one I can sequence the songs in a way that they will work in any order that you choose. 

Please send the files to the below Dropbox file request link.

Turn Around:

Masters take 3-5 business days from when the mix is sent.  If you need something faster, just ask. 



I sequence albums in a way that feels natural from track to track, in any order.  If you have specific sequencing requests let me know.  If your album sequencing is complex you can create a mock sequence and submit a long MP3 as a sequencing reference.


My goal is to get your album 100% perfect on the first version that I send to you.  I often master your project 3-4 times before I return it to you.  If I do not get it right on the first version, I am more than happy to make changes to my masters for free.  Your masters need to be 100% perfect and I am not happy until you are.  However, if you would like to make changes to your mix after i have mastered it, I have to charge $20 per new mix.  I dislike doing this, but since the majority of my processing is performed with analog equipment recalling masters is time consuming.  If you would like mix notes before mastering, just email me and I can send you mix notes.  


You will receive two different masters in three file formats for each song that you submit.  

Digital Release Masters: 96k_24b Hi-Rez - MfiT Certified (Mastered for iTunes)

Digital Release Masters: 44.1k_16b - Standard Digital 

Lower Level Vinyl Release Masters: 96k_24b Hi-Rez - 4 dB lower than the digital masters.

Stereo Mastering                                                    $70 / song

Alternate Mixes (Instrumental etc.)                       +$10 / song

Remastering a new mix                                         $20 / mix

Stem Mastering (6 Stems)                                      $150 / song

DDP Authoring                                                       $40

Mixing                                                                     $750 / song


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