our work


Alternative Rock

Sam Hart

Hope of Glory

Before mastering


Hip Hop

Kanye West

Cold

Before mastering


Indie

Tyson Motsenbocker

Footfalls

Before mastering


Jazz

Nathan Menard

Happy To Be Yours

Before mastering


Metal

The Cost of Salvation

Harbingers

Before mastering


Pop Rock

Jared Evers

25 Years

Before mastering


Rock

P.O.D.

On Fire

Before mastering


Electronic

Ardency

Fool's Heart

Before mastering

reviews

Our clients rave about us

Kyle B. | Way better than other services I've tried. | Sept. 11, 2017

Mercury Mastering was recommended to me by a friend who said it was the best online mastering service. I tried a few different ones before and now I know my friend was correct. You get what you pay for, as they say. Mercury is far superior in sound and service.



Jason Webbon | Amazing! Just what we needed to take our music to the next level. | Aug. 1, 2017

AMAZING is the only word that I can think of. I'm a pretty good engineer and I know my way around Pro Tools. Some of my friends are basically professionals in that area. After writing songs, recording, mixing, TRYING to master my music, having my friends TRY to help me master my music, I'm so glad that I finally sent it off to a professional. Blake is truly a pro. The difference in sound is noticeable immediately. It's incredible. He doesn't just boost the volume. It's real mastering. Not only that, the service was really professional and the turnaround time was quicker than we expected. I just wish I would've known about Mercury a long time ago.



Alex Acosta | I have been shopping around checking out samples from other mastering houses and the sample I got back from you stood out from the rest. | Feb. 21, 2014

I have been shopping around checking out samples from other mastering houses and the sample I got back from you stood out from the rest.



Nima Moayer | It's incredible how fast you're able to turn back stuff with such awesome quality. | Feb. 21, 2014

THANK YOU SO MUCH! It's incredible how fast you're able to turn back stuff with such awesome quality.



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Mercury Mastering is the #1 industry standard mastering studio for achieving the big label sound required for all audio recordings.The combination of our Grammy award-winning engineers, our acoustically treated rooms, and our legendary equipment (both analog and digital) proves that we are the #1 leader in audio mastering.

Mercury Mastering has worked with the World's musical greats, ranging all over the board including legendary artists such as Chicago, Cheap Trick, and Kiss, to various modern artists including Kanye West, Victoria Justice, Cake, and P.O.D.

What we do...

One of the studios' expert mastering engineers will master your material, using legendary analog and digital equipment. We will take your final audio recording and apply professional mastering techniques using our highly experienced Grammy Award-Winning engineers and high-end mastering gear (EQ, Compression, Stereo Imaging, De-Esseing, and Limiters etc...) to deliver you a master with clarity, warm low-end punch, stereo depth, detail… and of course an optimum LOUDNESS level that meets industry standards.

Why…

Every album in your collection has been mastered by a professional mastering engineer in an acoustically treated room. If you want to sound professional and compete with the loudness war in the music industry, it is absolutely critical that you master your music. It's the most important aspect that makes your sound match with the rest of the music industry.

Result…

-Clear

-Clean

-Punchy

-Warm

-LOUD music

rates

FREE Mastering Preparation Advice

FREE Mastering Revisions

FREE Mixing Advice

FREE Sample

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

 

"We will refund 110% of your money as well if you are unhappy with your mastering, no questions asked!"

Mastering

(1 tracks for each song)

Standard Turnaround Time

2-7 Business Days:

1 Song:   $75

2 Songs: $150

EP Package (3-5 songs): $300

6 Songs: $350

7 Songs: $400

8 Songs: $450

9 Songs: $500

Full Length Album (10+ Songs): 600

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Rush Delivery:

24 hour turnaround! 

Just add $25 per song to your order.

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Stem Mastering

(3-5 tracks for each song)

Standard Turnaround Time

3-10 Business Days:

1 Song: $150

2 Songs: $300

EP Package (3-5 songs): $600

6 Songs: $700

7 Songs: $800

8 Songs: $900

9 Songs: $1000

Full Length Album (10+ Songs): 1200

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Rush Delivery:

24 hour turnaround! 

Just add $50 per song to your order.

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Click "Start Project" below to upload your song and we will send you a FREE Mastered Sample

faqs

Mastering is the process where an experienced mastering engineer uses specially designed equipment and software to correct problems within each song. Mastering most importantly takes your audio to the next level and produces a final product that is "label ready." Our mastering engineers will adjust many variables including:

  • Adjusting Frequencies with Analog and Digital EQ
  • Balancing Left and Right Stereo tracks with Stereo Imaging
  • Compressing and Limiting the overall sound level to achieve a warm analog punch
  • Adding dithering
  • Establishing correct fades in and out of songs
  • Establishing Correct Spacing between each track
  • Adding ISRC Codes
  • Adding CD-Text Information
  • Creating DDP, BIN, or CUE Files for CD replication or duplication

Stem Mastering is a slightly more versatile option of normal mastering. We use a few "stems" (combined tracks such as drums, guitars, keyboards etc...) of your track to achieve the final master. You can send 3-5 stereo channels that we can tweak individually to make the absolute best sounding master. This is the best option for artists, engineers, and producers that have gotten their mix as far as they can take it but just need the extra bump to make it perfect.

Here are some different stems you can send us as well as an explanation of what we can do to each track:

1. Drums (for compression and clarity without affecting the rest of the song)

2. Bass (for getting a nice bass tone without affecting the rest of the mix with mud)

3. Guitars (we can roll out the mud in the guitars and bring presence without taking out the punch in the rest of the mix)

4. Vocals (we can get them sitting in the mix perfect if we isolate them with stem mastering)

You can use any stems you want. As long as you upload at least 3 and no more than 5.

It truly is the best way for us to have complete control over your song without affecting the mix you love so much.

A highly skilled Mastering Engineer will master your album. Each of us have worked with Grammy-Award winning artists and have achieved #1 status within the mastering industry.

We always do a sample for free. If you like what you hear, you can chose to move forward with the whole project by paying through our safe and secure website. We accept all major credit cards. After payment is made, you will be redirected to a page where you can upload your files through our website or mail. Once the music is mastered, high quality WAV files will be uploaded to your account on this website. 

If you are not happy with the mastering results, we will make FREE revisions until you are happy. There is no limit to this. We are so confident in our work that we ensure this will not happen.

Yes. We encourage our customers to send out their song to many different mastering engineers. We are so sure that you will like ours the best that we offer this free sample as a service.

Yes. Although we have full-time Mastering Engineers on staff here, we also provide mixing services. If you are unhappy with your mix, we can work around any budget to get your final product to industry standard quality. We usually average around $300 per song to mix if you have under 30 tracks in your song. But we work with any budget!

If you would like for us to mix your project, contact us by filling out the contact form below!

If your project is very time-sensitive, contact us and we will make sure it is done on time. In general, we guaranatee that your project will be finished in seven business days, but often we can get it done in less than three. Business days are Monday-Friday, excluding major U.S. Holidays. If you really need it done quickly, we offer a rush service for an additional $25 per song. With Stem Mastering, it takes a bit longer, so please allow for 10 business days maximum turnaround time, but we may finish in just 3-4 days. 

say hello

Contact us if you have any questions on Mixing, Mastering, or our Services. We'd love to hear from you!

1759 Oceanside Blvd. Ste C PMB 198
Oceanside CA 92054
United States
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Phone: (323) 741-4649

Email: [email protected]

Skype: mercurymastering

Mon-Fri: 9:00am → 5:30pm
Sat: 10:00am → 2:30pm
Sunday: Closed