Here at Spice House Sound we believe mastering should be straightforward and simple. Your master will sound like the mix you already love with a tad of magic sprinkled on it. Every master we work on is considered as a unique and individual work and a unique equipment chain will be devised to optimize it. You will receive a master of reasonable loudness that is sensitively optimized for your genre and all playback and storage formats, especially streaming.

  • Album Cover for The John Byrne Band - A Shiver in the Sky
  • Album cover for Japanese Breakfast - Psychopomp
  • Album cover for Dr. Dog Live 2

What is Mastering?
Modern mastering consists of putting the last layer of polish on a mix, deciding the pace of the album, and optimizing the files for correct playback from all formats and for all playback systems. It also serves as a final check to make sure there aren’t any technical issues missed in mixing.

What will I get back?
Streaming-optimized CD quality masters come standard. If you need DDP, Vinyl, instrumental versions, or 24-bit Apple Digital Masters please let us know.
What do you need from me?
1. A 24-bit or greater .wav file in whatever sample rate you recorded at, with at least 1dB of headroom 2. Full payment through Venmo, Paypal, Cash App, Cash, or Check. 3. The track order and any notes about the songs. Detailed notes are welcome!


our pricelist

Base Rate

  • Apple Certified Mastering Engineer
  • Mastered by Alex Santilli


  • Instrumental Versions
  • Vinyl Bounces
  • DDP Image
  • Certified Apple Digital Masters

Email us to talk about your project


  • 100% deposit due for mixing and mastering projects
  • We accept Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Cash App, BTC, and Bank Wire

Technical Questions

What should I name my .wav file? What about tagging?
Nowadays that’s done in Distribution. We live in a glorious post-CD world where distribution companies like Distrokid, Tunecore, and more will put in your music on a hundred sources at once. It’s their job to make sure all the titles, accreditations, track order, and more all show up correctly on every platform and in every file type.
What are Apple Digital Masters (ADM) and why do I want it?
Apple digital Masters, previously known as Mastered for iTunes, is a fantastic future-proofing mastering standard pioneered by Apple to ensure all music is archived at maximum quality. It also is designed that your music will play through internet radio and lossy formats without clipping. MFiT certified masters also get preferential placement in the iTunes store. Alex Santilli is an Apple Certified mastering engineer and all music mastered here will benefit from the technical advances of ADM, but only 24-bit ADM masters are ADM certified.
Doesn’t every song need to as loud as possible?
Thankfully, the loudness wars are over. Every internet and terrestrial radio will make sure all songs are played back at the same loudness regardless of how ‘loud’ it is mastered. Making songs too loud will only ensure that they don’t ‘hit’ when being played on radio. A master of reasonable loudness will sound better on radio than a loud master.

Mastering Clients

selected discography

Rush Week

Dr. Dog


Ben the Brontosaurus

Arrah and the Ferns

John Byrne Band

Dec 4

The Retinas

Micheal Johnson



The Cold Seas





Kate Faust

Little Big League

Violet Phase

Among Criminals


Nur Ali


Janine Diaz Whitt

Japanese Breakfast


Ellis Redon



Foxtrot and The Getdown

Bree and the Reeds

Wadud Ahmad


Mikey Cake

Japanese Breakfast


Kristen Blum

Mic Stew

All Systems Go

Cigarettes for Breakfast


Canyon Ride

Sonni Shine



Night Bloom


Out of Town Films

Stereo League

Kirby Sybert

King Slugger


Jackson Howard

Robot Music


Austin Edward


Buddy Roc

Cape Wrath

Door open door close

Golden Ages


Conversations with Enemies

The Rock Bottoms

Dream Safari



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