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Submit your track and I will master a portion of it as a free mastering sample!
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Wondering how your music will sound with Tiny Thunder Audio Online Mastering Service? Why not give it a try? I am confident that once you hear firsthand how your music sounds after being processed at Tiny Thunder Audio Mastering, you’ll want the same treatment for ALL  of your songs!

Send me your fully mixed track and I will master a section of it and email it back to you as a free mastering sample, including a price quote for mastering your full song.

 

Upload Your Files:

Please complete the form and upload your track. I will email you back with your FULLY MASTERED SAMPLE!
  • Accepted file types: aif, wav.

Stereo WAV & AIFF files only. Mono tracks and mp3’s will be rejected.

You can also upload your audio file using a web transfer service such as hightail.com, wetransfer.com. If you choose to share a file via email, please send your file to: info@tinythunderaudio.com

MASTERING FREE SAMPLE - FAQs

Why is it important to get free mastering samples?
Getting a sample of my services is important because it allows you to gauge my skills before you hire me for a full mastering service. Every audio engineer has their own personality and way of doing things, but we’re also affected by the requests of our clients and how they want us to master their songs in the first place.

When you request a free audio mastering sample, you’ll receive a sample that reflects my personal interpretation of your song. This might be different from how you envisioned your song to sound, or the song might have some glitches and issues that only a trained specialist such as myself could detect. This will help you understand what you could change with the song, how the song could be mastered and how it might sound after being processed by Tiny Thunder Audio Mastering.

In some cases, people don’t actually know what mastering even does to their song. They’re convinced that their song sounds greatly already and that they’re ready to upload their song or make an LP from it. However, they’ve probably only heard the song through their headphones or at-home speakers and haven’t experienced it on a different sound stage. A free audio mastering sample will help you experience first-hand what a professional mastering service could accomplish and how it can lift your song to the next level so that it sounds fantastic regardless of what device you use to play or listen to it.

At the end of the day, a free audio mastering sample will help you understand what it is I do. It’s completely free and it only takes a few steps. Simply scroll down, enter your name, artist name, and email, then upload your song to me and you’ll receive your free audio mastering sample.

How can I prepare my track for the free mastering sample?
I don’t have any strict requirements when it comes to mastering samples, but it’s still a good idea to prepare your audio so that you get the best results even for your free audio mastering sample.

  • Remove any EQ from the track so that you submit a clear and clean audio file that can be worked on.
  • When possible, export your track as an uncompressed WAV file or AIFF only and upload that. (Stereo WAV & AIFF files only. Mono tracks and mp3’s will be rejected.) It’s an industry standard and removes any kind of potential size compression that could affect the quality. 
  • Don’t let your files peak. When requesting a free audio mastering sample, check your audio and see if it peaks in the red. 
  • Lastly, listen to the track before you send it. This will help ensure that there are no anomalies in the track that could affect the free audio mastering sample you’ll receive.

These are just a few small things that can help ensure that your free audio mastering sample will turn out fantastic. It’s not necessary to do all of these things, but it can go a long way especially if you enjoy the sample and would like to purchase a full service.

How do I know if my mix is ready for mastering?
I offer a $50 Mix Consultation – 30 minute meeting with a Pro Mastering Engineer, perfect for anyone that’s new to professional mastering.
If I send my current mix, will you listen to it and provide feedback?
I offer a mix consultation service for anyone that is interested in having their songs reviewed or critiqued before the mixing or mastering stage. Mix consultation has a cost $50 dollars per 30 minutes.
What type of files will I receive?
As soon as your project is completed and approved, I will send a high-resolution MP3 snippet. HD and other formats are delivered once the project has been paid in full and approved. Should you require an additional format, please let me know when you submit your files for mastering.
What is your turnaround time?
For Samples, generally SAME DAY or 1 business day turnaround.

For Orders, Lead time is generally 2 days for a single and 12 days for a 10-song album.

How much headroom should there be?
Mixes should have at least -6 db’s of headroom / An Average of -19 / -16 LUFS. Files that are coming in where the levels are hitting 0 will be rejected.
Should I use bus compression on my mix?
  • If you want to use bus processing on your mixes, that’s fine as long as you’re not adding a whole lot of it (the meters in your compressor should be barely moving).
  • If you do use bus processing, make sure to leave headroom on your final mix. Your overall levels should not hit 0 at any moment.
Should I use a peak limiter on my mix?
  • Please refrain for sending a final mix with peak limiting.
  • You can send an alternate mix with peak limiting as a point of reference of where you want your music to be sonically and dynamically.
  • If you are planning a release on vinyl, please make sure to provide alternate mixes with little or no bus processing at all and without any limiters. This will help the cutting engineer make all the right adjustments to represent your music to highest standards of quality.
I didn’t follow your delivery instructions correctly. Now what?
 

  • Please make all necessary corrections and re-send your files. 
What type of equipment do you use?
I offer a combination of analog and digital equipment along with analog summing. I have carefully selected all the pieces of outboard equipment in the studio in order to ensure that your work is processed with the finest components. Click here for a complete gear list..
Do you offer different mixing/mastering packages?
No, however, I do offer a discount for mixing or mastering EP’s and LP’s. Make sure to include if your project is an EP or LP in your email so I can provide you with additional information. More rates info here.
What are your rates?
To receive an accurate quote on your project, send me a message through my contact page and make sure to include:

  • Artist name
  • Project name
  • Number of songs
  • Desired delivery date

As soon as that information is received, I will reply via email with an estimate. It is my goal to build long-lasting and mutually-beneficial relationships with all my clients. As such, I am flexible in discussing fees and payment arrangements to meet budgets and needs.

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Tiny Thunder Audio - Mastering Services
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Nick Ugarte
Nick Ugarte
16:01 15 Sep 20
Serge is incredibly responsive and provides great results. I will definitely continue to use their services for all of... my mastering needs!read more
Michael Nesci
Michael Nesci
14:57 14 Sep 20
Amazing results, good communication, speedy and professional mastering, highly recommend!
Sean Alexander
Sean Alexander
18:00 22 Jun 20
Excellent service next day turnaround... very exceptional.
Gordon Root
Gordon Root
23:24 25 Apr 20
Serge at Tiny Thunder Audio does superior work. I am floored by the clarity, separation, definition, and spaciousness... he was able to bring out of my mixes. He's extremely flexible and accommodating, and works hard to make sure the final product is one you're happy with. He takes pride in his work and seems as excited about the masters as you are. Serge gives you several different kinds of masters to use for different purposes: streaming masters (16/44.1), HD masters (24/44.1), and masters specially tailored for CD (also 16/44.1). He is careful and exacting in his work. I cannot recommend Serge and Tiny Thunder Audio more highly! I will be returning to Tiny Thunder Audio in the future.read more
AR Karmethik
AR Karmethik
20:40 02 Apr 20
Tiny Thunder Audio was an amazingly painless experience. The Turnaround for my first single was exceptionally fast. ... The quality of the Mastering service provided is second to none. Top Gear, Knowledge, and Experience in the Mastering Industry. The pricing was excellent and done by a Human rather than an A.I. process offered by most online experiences I have had in the past. I can't speak highly enough and definitely recommend Tiny Thunder Audio for all of your Mastering needs. Serge nailed it on the FIRST pass!read more
Yelena Polyanskaya
Yelena Polyanskaya
18:20 09 Mar 20
Serge was recommended to us by the people at Vintage King. Working with Serge was easy and pleasant. He interacts with... you until the sound is just what you want. And he doesn't stop working with you until you are 100% happy. Very prompt and responsive. Very ethical person, and makes sure your money is well spent. Our stereo mixes were somewhat lifeless. Serge mastered them and gave them a wonderful presence and sparkle. Five stars -- Perfect!read more
Elijah Winnubst
Elijah Winnubst
01:04 14 Feb 20
Sergio was very communicative and did a great job mastering my songs. Will definitely be using Tiny Thunder again in... the future!read more
Loss Cozz
Loss Cozz
16:45 06 Jan 20
Serge did the masters for my Utter Ruckus EP as well as several of my singles. He goes above and beyond he never makes... you feel pressed. He won’t stop until you have your desired outcome. He goes the extra mile with helping me revise and improve in multiple areas and for these reasons I will use him for all of my mastering needs. The value for the money is unbeatable, A $1200 master isn’t going to sound any better. The only reason I put five stars is because I can’t put 10!read more
Will Nealy
Will Nealy
22:16 07 Dec 19
Great Mastering Service. Prompt communication and turnaround, Excellent pricing, and unlimited revisions however the... ears and gear are good enough that you probably won't really need them. A+ will use again and highly recommend.read more
Adam Loftman
Adam Loftman
23:55 28 Aug 19
Sergio is absolutely incredible—a master of his craft. I’m a repeat customer who has returned to Tiny Thunder Audio... several times for all my mastering needs, and have always been beyond satisfied with the results. Sergio is extremely easy to work with, is ready to meet any adjustments or requests you might have, and has a consistently quick turn-around time. And you can’t beat the prices for such high-quality work! I only ever recommend Tiny Thunder Audio to anyone looking for mastering services.read more
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Mastering of your track will be done professionally by me using the exact same processes that are involved during a paid mastering service. It’s not done using a cheap batch job and care is taken to ensure that your music sounds amazing regardless of the genre. High-end mastering tools and equipment will be used to produce your sample and I’ll listen to it with my own ears to ensure it meets my standards. Mastering samples at Tiny Thunder Audio are taken very seriously to ensure that I can showcase my skills to you.