This review of the best online mixing and mastering services lists highly experienced pro audio engineers that have 15-20 years of experience and have mixed and mastered THOUSANDS of songs over that period of time, not hundreds.
Get the job done right the first time with an experienced pro audio engineer, at an affordable price!
John Rogers runs a professional online music mixing and audio mastering service located in Las Vegas, NV. The best in 2022! Since 1999, I (John Rogers) have provided excellent mixing and mastering services, podcast editing, and ACX audiobook editing to over 8,000 clients (that's 6-8 per week) all around the world, in all styles of music (and many languages). From major labels to home studios, my name and work is trusted by many in the industry. Big or small, EVERY CLIENT gets the exact same level of service.
John provides a stress and hassle free experience. This allows you to focus on making great songs. My studio’s professional listening environment allows me to clearly hear your tracks and mixes. If there are any major errors, I will email you in detail how to fix them. We work together to get great results. You concentrate on “making” great songs, and I’ll help you make your songs “sound” great!
Audio mastering is as low as $30/song and comes with two free revisions (includes uploading a whole new mix). Mixes are only $4/stem and come with three free revision sets. After that they’re only $5 each. Most clients request one free revision or none. I offer very affordable rates with no hidden fees, and require only 1/2 down to get started.
The combination of experience, creativity, integrity, and passion with every project means your song has the potential to be the next big hit! I’m excited to get started with you ASAP!
I'm also the author of the top selling audio mastering book, Audio Mastering Secrets. I know audio mastering!
1. EXPERIENCE - Since 1999, I’ve provided excellent mixing and mastering services, podcast editing/mastering, and ACX audiobook editing/mastering for over 8,000 clients (that's 6-8 per week) all around the world, in all styles of music (and many languages). From major labels to home studios, my name and work is trusted by many in the industry. And EVERYONE gets the exact same level of service. Period! Check out some of my before and after mixing and mastering samples.
2. CUSTOMER SERVICE - I provide a stress and hassle free service. And, "I" personally do all the work on every project (no auto-preset software or an intern). I point out major mixing errors, and give free mixing advice to correct them. Regardless of who you work with, if your mix isn't right, your masters won't be either. I help you get your mix right first, and we work together to get your project sounding great.
3. THE STUDIO - Great results begin with an experienced sound engineer, but a studio loaded with top gear is also very critical. My studio was designed to produce superior acoustic fidelity, and it’s stocked with high-end premium gear. All cables, effects processors, my audio interface, speakers/monitors, my i7 computer and software were chosen so I can achieve the best results possible with your project.
4. EASY PAY - I require only 50% down to start your project. You pay the balance after you approve my work. No hidden fees or upsells.
5. FAST & EFFICIENT - Full projects are finished quickly, within 2-5 business days. 24-hour rush service also available for $10 extra per song (mastering only).
My Las Vegas Recording Studio Gear
Great results begin with an experienced sound engineer, but a studio loaded with the best gear is also very critical. My studio was designed to produce superior acoustic fidelity, and it’s stocked with high-end premium gear. All cables, effects processors, my audio interface, speakers/monitors, my i7 computer and software were all chosen so the best results possible can be achieved with your project.
Some of my analog and digital gear includes -
- Universal Audio
Hear for yourself, you how your project will sound when a highly experienced pro engineer using top gear works on it. Your music deserves it!
About John Rogers
Hello! My name is John Rogers, professional mixing and mastering engineer. I opened my studio in 1999, right off the beautiful Las Vegas strip, NV. I’m the only engineer here. You work one-on-one with me, not an intern who just started mastering a few months ago.
Since 1999, I've worked with over 8,000 satisfied clients (that's 6-8 per week) in every genre and style of music. I’ve worked with several Billboard #1 and Top 10 artists in Europe and the United states, along with Grammy award winners and nominees, major labels, indie labels, and of course home studio projects. Also, many EDM tracks I’ve mastered are played by DJs all around the world, and movie soundtracks that have been played in several TV shows. I’ve also edited and mastered several audio books to ACX standards, and podcasts.
Regardless of “client status,” I give EVERYONE from home studios to major labels the EXACT SAME professional service. I have a lot of experience and can’t wait to bring your project to life, giving it the attention it deserves.
I get a high percentage of first time clients new to online mixing and mastering. I believe this is because first timers don't know what to expect, and they want to work with an experienced engineer who not only does great work, but is honest and easy to work with at an affordable price. This is what you get when you work with me.
I'm also the author of the best selling audio mastering book for 2021-2019 on Amazon.com, Audio Mastering Secrets.
Mixing & mastering is my life and I have the knowledge, experience, and gear to make your project shine. If you need a project mixed or mastered, I will treat your project as if it were my own, using all of the techniques I've learned and developed over the past 21 plus years. I will do a great job for you!
My Song Mixing Service
Your songs are professionally mixed to commercial standards (effects added, EQ adjusted, volumes leveled and balanced, compression, panning, etc.) based on their genre. I do all that’s needed in the mixing process. There’s no need to add effects to your tracks unless there’s something you know you definitely want (because it can’t be removed). Exceptions - clients always add effects to their electric guitars. And, adding Autotune or Melodyne to vocal tracks is also common. There’s an extra charge for manual vocal pitch correction if you would like me to do it.
After mixing, your songs will have that commercial radio space and clarity, the vocals sitting nicely in the mix, and just the right amount of bass and brightness for your style of music. Each segment of your song is mixed individually using a unique effect set, to keep it fresh. No, I do not use the same one reverb for every vocal in the entire song, like most online engineers do.
Mixing is only $4/stem. You get three adjustment/revision sets free. After that it’s only $5 each. 90% of my clients use only 1-2 revision sets (and pay nothing extra) with only a handful of subtle changes like lower the guitars a bit, or make the vocals louder in the verses, etc.
I’m the only sound engineer at my studio, so you get personalized service. My goal is to get your project sounding great, and we will make it happen! I’m just as excited as you are to get your music sounding great! Note - If you would like to get started with only one song before uploading your entire project, that’s fine.
My Audio Mastering Service
Audio mastering is the final step in the song making process, when the overall mix is adjusted so it matches the quality of a commercial industry standard song in the same genre.
After evaluating your music, I determine how much of each process is needed (if any). If there are any major errors with your mix, I will let you know exactly how to fix them. I personally work with you so we can get you mix sounding right first.
Do all songs need to be mastered? Yes. Most of the processes done in mastering affect the song as a whole and CANNOT be done by mixing individual channels. You can’t get your song’s overall volume level to industry standard without distorting by raising each channel’s volume level. It doesn’t work that way. Also, you can’t EQ, spectral enhance or brighten up the entire song doing it track by track. This is all done in mastering.
Audio mastering isn’t like taking a test. If you get 1 wrong out of 12 (92%), that’s a grade “A.” But audio mastering doesn’t work that way. If you get ONE process very wrong, like overall volume, your song will not stand up to the competition. You don’t get an “A” for one process wrong, you get an “F.” The biggest issue I see with online audio masters is no compression (because the online engineer doesn’t know how to use it) and the song breaks up on loud playback. This also equals an “F.”
People hire me to master their music because I get EVERY sonic quality right. Grade “A.” It’s not worth taking a chance with an inexperienced engineer who might get a few sonic qualities wrong on every one of your songs. Let me give your songs #1 hit potential with commercial radio quality sound.
My audio mastering is as low as $30/song and comes with two free revisions (includes uploading a whole new mix). Additional revisions are only $5 each.
Note - I personally master each song, no presets or templates. Each song a client submits from their CD sounds different, sometimes very different. Every song has to be mastered one by one based on its specific sonic qualities, so your CD sounds consistent from song to song. A $10 a month auto preset website masters your songs one at a time with no knowledge of the other songs on your CD. For this reason alone, these websites can’t create a consistent CD that flows from song to song. That’s why you only pay $10. Is it worth it?
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Affordable Mixing and Mastering Services
Cheap Audio Mastering Studio is a professional online mixing and mastering service located in Los Angeles. We are a U.S. online studio. Run by professional sound engineer Brett Anderson, since 2012, we have provided high quality affordable online mixing and mastering services to over 5,000 clients all over the world, in all styles of music. We’ve worked with many major labels down to bedroom studios. Our goal is for EVERY client to get the same AMAZING results.
Our Los Angeles studio is loaded with top equipment and software, combined with our experience and great client communication assures you of an outstanding stress-free finished project. We work close with every client, and if there’s a problem with your mix, we will email you details on how to correct it. You focus on “making” great music, and we do the rest!
Why work with Cheap Audio Mastering?
1. I offer absolutely AMAZING prices considering you’re working with a very experienced engineer that will do a wonderful job on your project. No presets or robots are used in the process. Each song is mixed/mastered by me to perfection, one by one.
2. I’ve mixed and mastered over 5,000 songs since 2012 here in Los Angeles, and I have the passion and integrity to apply this experience to your project. Unlike many online engineers who just bought their equipment and started mastering under a year ago!
3. We work together and get your music sounding great! It’s a total no hassle and stress free experience.
4. The prices you see online, and what you’ve read about me and my studio are all true. Surprisingly low rates, great results, no hidden fees, no up-selling or BS. I’m here to deliver a great project to you. Let’s get started so you can hear for yourself.
5. Projects are finished in 2-3 business days. 24-hour rush service also available for $15 extra per song (mastering only).
About Me – Brett Anderson
Hi, I’m Brett Anderson, owner of Cheap Audio Mastering, located in Los Angeles, California. Open since 2012.
I started my career in 2002 working with John Rogers at JR Mastering. In 2012, I opened my own mixing and mastering studio in Southern California. Since the start of my career, I’ve mastered several thousand songs in every style of music, podcasts and audio books. I’ve worked with several Billboard chart toppers, Grammy winners and nominees.
Be confident, that if you work with me, you’ll be working with a highly experienced sound engineer that not only pays close attention to detail but is here to answer any questions you might have, big or small. I’m the only sound engineer at my studio, and we will work together to achieve a professional radio ready sound for your project. That includes mixing advice to correct your mix, if needed (this applies to audio mastering clients).
Let ME do an AMAZING job for you, at a VERY affordable price. I’m very good at what I do, and I can’t wait to start working with you!
Cheap Audio Mastering Studio Gear List
Getting your project sounding its best starts with the studio. This is why I spent so much time making it acoustically solid, and I loaded it with top of the line gear.
All cables, effects processors, monitors, my audio interface, my i7 computer and software are world-class.
The combination of a great studio design and premium gear gives me an amazing listening environment, and the ability to deliver commercial radio quality results. And I will!
I use a combination analog and digital equipment which includes –
- Pro tools
- TC Electronics
But remember, you can have the best studio and equipment ever made, but if it’s in the hands of a poor inexperienced sound engineer, the gear is completely useless. Your project results will be garbage, regardless of the gear used. He doesn’t know how to use it!
Let me show you the results a pro sound engineer using top studio gear can achieve with your music. Let’s take your project to the next level this week!
My Song Mixing Service Process
All songs are professionally mixed (effects, EQ, panning, track levels, compression, etc) according their genre. I do everything that needs to be done in the mixing process. There’s no need to add effects to your tracks unless there’s an effect you 100% know you want to use (because I can’t remove it later). Note – Electric guitar tracks are the exception. Clients always add their favorite guitar effects. Also, adding Autotune or Melodyne to a vocal track is also common. I offer manual vocal pitch correction for an extra charge.
Your songs will be mixed so they have professional clarity, space, clean vocals, and proper brightness and bass for your genre. Different effects are artistically used within each segment of your songs to keep them interesting, just like pro mixes on the radio. I do not use one vocal effect for the entire song, like most online sound engineers do.
I charge only $4/stem for mixing and mastering is $15. Once the mix/master is finished, just let me know of any preference adjustments like vocals a little louder, bring the synth down a bit, etc. Note – Most clients request only one revision with a handful of adjustments. You get three revisions sets free. After that it’s only $5 each set.
I work with you one-on-one and we get your project sounding right. You won’t be disappointed. Note – If you have a large project, we can always start with only one song.
My Audio Mastering Service Process
Audio mastering is the final series of effects processes that brings your mix as close as possible to a commercial radio quality song. Of course “how close” depends on the mix you submit. Note – If there’s a major problem with your mix, I will let you know how to fix it, so we can get the best mastering results possible.
First, I evaluate your songs. Then I determine which processes (and how much) need to be applied to each song. After this process, your finished masters will be as close as possible industry standard quality, ready for official release to the world!
Based on your style of music, your songs have to be mastered so they have the proper amount of bass volume & thickness, brightness, the right amount of compression to smooth out the song (without compromising its integrity), nice stereo width, of course proper EQ and spectral enhancing for added clarity, separation and punch, and your overall volume (without distortion) has to be comparable to commercial songs within the same genre. When someone plays your songs after hearing a commercial song, the overall volumes absolutely MUST be the same. A few DBs too low and it will be painfully obvious to the listener that it’s an amateur project.
I charge only $15/song for audio mastering. If you need a preference adjustment or would like to upload a new mix for mastering, you get two free. After that it’s only $5 each.
Note – Your songs are mastered by me, one by one, no presets. Like every song on the radio was mastered. You can’t get the same quality by having your entire CD mastered for only $9 by an auto preset mastering site. Each song a client submits from their CD has subtle (and sometimes big) differences. Preset software can’t adjust from song to song and make your CD sound consistent. That’s why it’s only $9! Let me give your entire CD project that professional flow from song to song. Your music deserves it!