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Welcome to Da Goose Mastering

My name is Jeffrey de Gans and I am the proud owner and head-engineer of Da Goose Mastering. My dedicated mastering-studio is located in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, in the Rotterdam area, the Netherlands. This is where I dedicate my life to reveal the sound of your record!

With kind regards / Met vriendelijke groet,

Holiday Closure

Da Goose Mastering will be closed for holiday from the 16th of July untill the 31th of July. Please keep that in mind when planning your mastering.

Services

Mastering

I offer my mastering services to musicians, producers, bands, labels and studios. 

I use a combination of only the best analog hardware and digital software to improve the clarity, definition, and depth of your precious recordings.

Other services

  • Besides mastering I can help you with audio-editing, restoration and transfer.
  • I can also give feedback on your mixes and I can help you find the right mixing-engineer for your project.
  • If you are looking for inspiring lectures or seminars about mastering or audio in general? I’m also here to help you.

“Mastering is the final step before your music is released to the world. I take that very seriously.”

Prices

Per track rates for stereo mastering

To make things transparent I’m working with a flat per track rate. 

  Tracks        Price        Tracks        Price    
       
 1 track  € 55  11 tracks  € 495
 2 tracks  € 110  12 tracks  € 540
 3 tracks  € 160  13 tracks  € 575
 4 tracks  € 200  14 tracks  € 615
 5 tracks  € 250  15 tracks  € 655
 6 tracks  € 300  16 tracks  € 695
 7 tracks  € 335  17 tracks  € 735
 8 tracks  € 380  18 tracks  € 750
 9 tracks  € 425  19 tracks  € 775
 10 tracks  € 450  20 tracks  € 800

Masters will be delivered in 24bit, 16bit and mp3 and are optimized for streaming services. More info can be found here

Albums with more than 20 tracks

If you have an album or more than 20 tracks or other specific wishes, please contact me. I will offer you a fixed price or price quote.

Sameday delivery mastering

The useual turnaround time for a single/EP is 2 to 3 workingdays, but if you are in a rush, it's possible to do Sameday delivery mastering at € 70,- per track. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check if sameday delivery mastering is possible.

All prices are excluding 21% Dutch VAT.

Additional masters

  • Alternate radio/instrumental edits  € 15 per version *
  • Additional approved Apple Digital Masters € 10 per track
  • Additional Vinyl ready masters € 10 per track
  • Delivery as a DDP image (CD) with MD5 checksum € 35

* Alternate versions must be the exact same mix of the original version. Alternate versions have to be delivered at once; otherwise € 25 per extra version will be charged.

Stem Mastering

With stem mastering individual audio tracks (stems) are grouped together for independent control and sound processing. The max amount of stems that I work with is 5.

 Tracks  2 stems  3 stems  4 stems  5 stems
         
 per track  € 65  € 75  € 85  € 95

Please contact me first before deciding to order stem-mastering. Most of the times stem-mastering is not needed and stereo mastering will work fine (and most likely even better).

Important notice:

  • Revised mixes that require new mastering € 55
  • Modified mixes that use the same settings € 30 **

** New mixes that use the same settings needs to be send within 7 days after the original mastering, or else I will charge the regular mastering-fee.

Turnaround Times

Singles or small EP's can usually be done within 3 workingdays depending on my current schedule. Albums will obviously take longer, please contact me for my current schedule and to discuss your deadline.

Sometimes it’s also possible to have Sameday delivery mastering at a small extra fee. Please contact me first if Sameday delivery mastering can be done.


Ordering and Payment

I prefer the use of the online order system for single track mastering.  In case of an album or other specific wishes that will not fit the online order system, please provide me with all this information: companyname, contactname, full adress, VAT number and emailadres. You will receive an agreed upon invoice and after the payment is payed in full, I will start mastering.

All prices are excluding 21% Dutch VAT.


Attended Mastering

I sometimes get asked if it's possible to attend the mastering-session. I'm sorry to say that I stopped doing attended mastering since 2020, the reason behind it can be found here. 


Da Goose Mastering’s friendly service has communication as key, so don’t hesitate to contact me with your questions. I look forward to working with you!