About Us

finemastering is a professional mastering studio located in Bavaria, Germany. Established for more than a decade, our expertise in mastering has encompassed every genre of music abroad. Our clients are bands, musicians, producers, independent and major record labels worldwide.

Along with our numerous mastered singles and albums, we’ve also contributed mixes to chart topping gold albums, number-one singles, as well as earned music award nominations. This has given us the experienced know-how to bring your mix to a competitive level. We guarantee to deliver on schedule, maintain industry standards, and will produce professional sounding results to your satisfaction.

Engineer

Jan Ohlhorst has over 20 years of know-how and experience spanning all audio related fields. This encompasses the entirety of the recording process from production, recording, mixing, to mastering. While his humble beginnings were recording and producing music as a teenager, he quickly found himself booked as a live mixer and studio mixing engineer. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences and has worked professionally for more than a decade mastering audio.

Monitoring, Conversion & Clock

  • suter/ohlhorst System 515/99
  • Abacus C-Box 2 speakers (modified)
  • Optimized acoustics by mb akustik & wvier
  • Sterling Modular Plan E console
  • Mytek 8×192 AD/DA
  • suter/ohlhorst Kanalkonfigurator 8

Workstation

  • AMD Ryzen 2700x 8C/16T, 32GB RAM, Win10 Pro
  • RME HDSPe AES
  • Universal Audio UAD-2
  • Cockos Reaper
  • HOFA CD- & DDP-Bundle

Analog Processing

  • Buzz Audio REQ 2.2 ME Equalizer (incl. all upgrades)
  • Manley Massive Passive Stereo Tube EQ
  • Gyraf Gyratec G14 Parallel-Passive Stereo Tube-EQ
  • API Audio 5500 Dual Equalizer (ext. power transformer)
  • Airfield Audio Liminator 2 Opto Compressor (mastering version)
  • Manley Variable Mu® Compressor (mastering version)
  • Buzz Audio DBC-20 Class A Diode Bridge Compressor
  • Tube Tech SMC 2BM Multiband Opto Compressor
  • Crane Song STC-8/M Compressor
  • HCL VariS Tube Vari-Mu Compressor
  • Foote Control Systems P3S ME
  • Neve Portico 5042 Tape FX

Digital Processing

  • Ohlhorst Digital custom plugins
  • Tokyo Dawn Labs (all)
  • iZotope RX Audio Restauration Suite
  • Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate
  • Voxengo, Fabfilter, DMG, Soundtoys, Celemony, Softube, Valhalla, PSP, Hofa, Zynaptiq, Arturia, Flux, u-he, Waves, Elysia, URS, Slate, Cytomic, SPL, Sony, Brainworx, etc.

Miscellaneous

  • AMS Neve 1073 Preamp/LineAmp
  • Summit Audio TLA-50 (2x)
  • Vintage analog synths (Roland, Korg, Oberheim, …)
  • Various microphones (Neumann, Gefell, Beyer, …)
  • Rega Planar II Turntable with Highend-Pickup
  • Comfortable leather couch

Hourly Rate

100€ / h

Attended Session, Editing, Restauration

Online Stereo-Mastering

75 | 70 | 65 €/song

1-2 songs | 3-4 songs | 5+ songs

Additional Versions

+12€ / song

Radio-/Video-/Extended Version, Instrumental, Vinyl-cut prepared, Apple Digital Master (*)

Stem-Mastering

+10€ / track

Price per additional stem track

DDP Master Image

35€ + 3€ / song

For audio disc manufacturing in pressing plant

Mix-Change-Revision

25€ / song

Only if the mix is changed after the session, otherwise free of charge

Mixing

starting at 300€ / song

Depends on effort. We recommend external mastering in that case.

Express delivery

+15% | +30%

Within 3 | 1 day(s) - please call us for availability

We accept bank to bank, cash and Paypal (+3%). All prices excl. 19% German VAT (not applied if you live outside the European Union or have a valid VAT number).
Our clients can get ISRC codes free of charge from us on request.
Your project is different? Contact us for discussing various options.

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(*) We are an official provider for Apple Digital Masters

finemastering
Jan Ohlhorst
Breslauer Platz 4b
63755 Alzenau / Germany

Phone: +49 172 6565509
E-Mail: info@finemastering.de