The Mastering Store

Digital Mastering

Tape Mastering

24-bit / 44.1KHz

Streaming

£39/song

  • For streaming release only
  • One mastered WAV

Streaming + CD

£49/song

  • For streaming + CD release
  • Two mastered WAVs
  • DDPi and ISRC codes included
  • Our mastering
  • Tape mastering
  • The process
  • Quality guarantee

Master craftsmanship

Sound Sauce gives you access to over a decade of mastering experience. Ben Wilde is an award-winning engineer who knows how to get the absolute best from your music. And, with the most precise, finely-tuned audio equipment available today, you’ll hear your music as you’ve never heard it before.

The power of tape

For decades, magnetic tape has been considered the preferred recording format for music. Your music sounds better on tape, and we chose our custom Studer A80 just because it sounds better than any other tape machine we’ve heard.

Send us your files with our private WeTransfer™

Your masters will appear in your online account within 3 working days

After delivery, you have 21 days of unlimited revisions

As easy as 1, 2, 3

We’ve created our own work process to make things as easy as possible. Your first purchase comes with your own Sound Sauce Online™ account, offering instant uploads and downloads, revision requests and more.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Your music is in good hands. We promise a turnaround time of up to 3 working days. Along with every order, you get 21 days of unlimited revisions – so no matter what sound you want, you know we’ll work until we get it right.

“The best, amazing mixing advice on top of absolutely class mastering quality. I wouldn’t take my mixes anywhere else, and will be contacting Ben for mastering for a long while!”

– Alfie Neale

Q&A

After checkout, you’ll be directed to upload your music via our private WeTransfer™ box for a fast, safe file transfer. You’ll then receive your finished master within 3 working days.

Worry not! We’re here to produce the best masters possible, and as such, we offer unlimited revisions for up to 21 days after initial master delivery. You can instantly send any revision requests you have, directly from the Sound Sauce Online revision request form.

Note: The process for tape masters is slightly different; we’ll ask you to approve our master or make any revisions you like. Once you’ve approved a master, we’ll get it printed to tape for you.

Sound Sauce Online is our unique online dashboard, where you can view and manage your account details and orders, make revision requests, and download any masters we’ve completed.

You can access your dashboard once you’ve bought your first master.

You can upgrade your order at any time to tape or CD mastering; just send a revision request via your Sound Sauce Online account.

It’s not possible to cancel an order which has been placed – but fear not, as you’re protected by 21 days of unlimited free revisions, and if we miss our delivery goal of 3 working days, we’ll offer you a free refund.

Oh, and one more thing – if you decide to make some mix adjustments after submitting to us, you can send us your new files via the Sound Sauce Online revision request form. There’s a small charge of £10 for this.

Once you make a purchase, you can contact Ben directly by email at any time via your Sound Sauce Online account.

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Our Tape Mastering

We use a Studer A80 tape machine with RMG SM911 1/2″ tape (at 15IPS), chosen and modified by us for perfect tape characteristics. We consider our machine unparalleled for:

  1.  Warmth and saturation – ±2dB @ 0.8 – 3.5KHz
  2. Gentle tape compression – < 2:1 ratio, frequency-dependent
  3. Very subtle tape wow/flutter effects for a true analog feel

The Process

We’ve worked hard to optimise our mastering process to make things quick and easy:

  1. After making your purchase, you can instantly submit your files via WeTransfer™.
  2. Within 3 working days, you’ll receive the complete, finished master in your Sound Sauce Online account.
  3. That’s it – done! If we didn’t get it quite right, you can always submit a revision request from your Sound Sauce Online account. We’ll always aim to complete a revision within 3 working days.

3-day turnaround 21-day unlimited revisions Lifetime support

We want to give you the best mastering experience you’ve ever had. To that end, we offer every customer our Quality Guarantee:

  1. Initial delivery within 3 working days, or your money back.
  2. 21 days of unlimited free revisions after initial delivery.
  3. Lifetime support via your Sound Sauce Online page. Contact Ben any time for advice on mixing, mastering or release.

See The Mastering Store FAQ for more details.