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To provide artists the best possible price on mastering and production services, I’ve created the packages below. You can pre-pay below using your debit card, credit card or paypal account at reduced prices. Or if you prefer, contact me and we can discuss other payment options.

Jimmy Ether Mastering

Jimmy Ether mastering services are provided to clients worldwide. You submit your material via our SoundCloud dropbox. I have some pre-packaged album specials or you can pay by the song. On average, I generally spend about an hour per song in the mastering process overall, and that’s over the course of several days revisiting the tracks. So if you prefer to sit in on a session, it’s best if you schedule with me to come in once toward the end of the process.

Mastering Services

Full Album Mastering Package

Up to 15 songs mastered for more than 30% off normal rate. Plus, for a limited time I’ve put this package on sale for an extra $100 off! I’m only doing four of these on sale, so purchase your session today!

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The Jimmy Ether Full Mastering Package includes:

  • Mastering for up to 15 songs
  • Unique ISRC codes for each song
  • 3 Playable CD-Rs for reference or pressing
  • AIFF, WAV or FLAC lossless files (sent to you via SoundCloud)
  • No limit to revisions. I tweak until you are happy!*

The Process:

  • Complete your purchase to reserve your session
  • Prepare you mix masters according to the instructions found here
  • Upload up to 15 WAV or AIFF files to our SoundCloud Dropbox (user: headphonetreats)
  • Email your desired track sequence and any notes to mastering [at] jimmyether.com
  • I will get back to you within 24 hours (usually way sooner) to provide a turn-around estimate
  • I will send initial master versions and subsequent revisions to you via SoundCloud

*within legitimate reason, folks. It's really rare I need to do more than 2 or 3 versions. More than 5 or 6 per song I may have to call shenanigans on you.


Price: $695.00
$595.00Price:
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Individual Song Mastering

If you are releasing a single, or just a few songs, this is the most flexible option. Update the quantity of this item for the number of songs you need mastered. Currently on sale for $25 off per track for a limited time!

Additional DescriptionMore Details

The Jimmy Ether Individual Song Mastering includes:

  • Mastering for a single song
  • Unique ISRC code
  • AIFF, WAV or FLAC lossless files (sent to you via SoundCloud)
  • No limit to revisions. I tweak until you are happy!*

The Process:

  • Complete your purchase to reserve your session
  • Prepare you mix masters according to the instructions found here
  • Upload up to 15 WAV or AIFF files to our SoundCloud Dropbox (user: headphonetreats)
  • I will get back to you within 24 hours (usually way sooner) to provide a turn-around estimate
  • I will send initial master versions and subsequent revisions to you via SoundCloud

*within legitimate reason, folks. It's really rare I need to do more than 2 or 3 versions. More than 5 or 6 per song I may have to call shenanigans on you.


Price: $75.00
$50.00Price:
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Vinyl Premaster Add-on

Putting out a vinyl 7″? Or maybe a 12″ or LP? Don’t just send the plant a master intended for Compact Disc and Digital Distro! Add on this vinyl option to get the most out of your vinyl pressing.

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Purchase of either the Full Album or Individual Song mastering services required. Change the quantity for the number of tracks you want output for vinyl mastering and be sure to clearly state in email which songs are also going to vinyl and in what preferred sequence (if not a single).

This addon is a must if you plan to press some or all of your release to vinyl. I start with the final settings used on your digital master, but considerably reduce limiting and compression commonly needed for a reasonable sounding compact disc or digitally distributed release*. I also ensure low and high frequencies are below the level which can cause issues with vinyl playback. The result is a vinyl pre-master with the same consistency and tone of the digital release, yet the more dramatic dynamic range and depth of field that vinyl can reproduce.

*despite the fact that I don't suggest playing the loudness wars ever, vinyl is still capable of greater dynamic range and depth.


Price: $30.00
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Jimmy Ether Production

I don’t often do client production work these days. I’m kept pretty busy with my own projects and other Headphone Treats artists. However, occasionally I will offer some packages here. They will be subject to availability. If you have some specific questions, feel free to email or call.

Album Production

Make A Complete Album in 16 Hours

There’s two things that I feel strongly about:

  • A recording should be a document of sound in place and time which should immerse the listener in that moment.
  • Bands should not invest more in a recording than they should reasonably be able to make back in less than one year.

And that’s why I’ve crafted this package. It gives bands a meticulously tracked, mixed and mastered release that honestly documents 16 hours of hard work. And at the current sale price, a band can break even with 400 digital album sales at $5 each.

Currently on sale!

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What you get:

  • 16 hours of studio time (usually two 8-hour days over a weekend) to setup, track and overdub up to 10 songs (or more if you can pull it off) engineered by Jimmy Ether at Headphone Treats.
  • Your choice of in-the-box or analog console mixing of completed songs. I generally spend between 2-3 hours per song either way. In-the-box gives us total recall on mixes for detailed tweaks. On the console mixing is a bit more like performance art... you get what you get, but it often is more creative and better sounding overall.
  • Mastering for both vinyl and digital (download or compact disc) release. About an hour per song goes into mastering all totaled. Mastering takes place over the course of several days.

I'm only doing one of these per month at the most, so get in touch if you're interested and reserve a session well in advance.

Currently on sale!


Price: $3,000.00
$2,000.00Price:
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    Full Album Mastering Package
    Up to 15 songs mastered for more than 30% off normal rate. Plus, for a limited time I've put this package on sale for an extra $100 off! I'm only doing four of these on sale, so purchase your session today!
    $695.00
    $595.00
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