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Audio Mastering Rates and Packages

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

ForZeroNoise offers high quality mastering services at affordable rates.  Your mixed tracks (and/or stems) are treated with utmost care in a state-0f-the-art system incorporating full-digital signal processing chains, with optional analog summing and processing available.  UAD, Waves, and Izotope (including RX restoration) processors are available.  Full 32-bit masters are generated in a processing environment operating at up to 192kHz for maximum transparency.  The goal of mastering is to make your music and audio sound fuller, clearer, and maintain the balance you created in mixdown (except in extreme cases requiring significant audio restoration) across the spectrum of playback devices and environments available to consumers today.  ForZeroNoise adheres fastidiously to this goal and our clients’ and artists’ intention.

You will receive, via FTP, the following mastered files:

  • High bandwidth .wav files at 32-bit quantization. (Sampling frequency depends upon source material, and is limited to 192kHz at present.  If you send 44.1kHz, you’ll get 44.1kHz.  If you send 96kHz, you’ll receive masters at 96kHz, etc.)
  • 1 copy at highest sampling frequency dithered to lower bit depth at your request (e.g. you require 88.2kHz, 24-bit masters).
  • 1 copy at CD or Video standard of 44.1kHz or 48kHz sampling frequency and 16-bit quantization.

For this service, we offer a few options for payment, the best fit which depends on your particular project needs.  Each package includes 1 set of revisions after delivery via FTP.  Please contact (443) 406-6473 with questions and to discuss your needs.

  • a la carte:  per track, up to 11 minutes each in length: $80.00

  • album:  up to 12 tracks, each 11 minutes maximum duration: $800.00

  • EP:  up to 7 tracks, each 11 minutes maximum duration: $440.00

Projects including tracks in excess of 11 minutes up to 31 minutes incur an additional fee of $40 per each track over duration.

Projects including tracks in excess of 31 minutes will be negotiated individually.




Happy Winter

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Chanukah, Sublime Solstice… however you refer to your winter celebrations, enjoy this offering from our good friends Hot and Bothered!

It was a pleasure to work on this project with the guys and I hope it lifts your spirits this holiday season!

Listening Materials

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Finally, at long last and after many requests, here’s a brief playlist of selected works that I’ve mashed up for private use over the past few years:

Here’s a cute little audio button created for the possibly defunct Baltimore Podcast Network

Produced for Fluid Movement:

Produced in collaboration with the incomparable Kay Sera:

From Compound Productions 50/50 – Barbarellesque:

Produced, recorded and mixed for Sahffi‘s “Expectations” album, released in 2012:


And more to come, since I can’t seem to stop making sounds and sound collages!  Enjoy.


Friday, April 25th, 2014

Hello there, internetizens.  While many portions of this site continue to work as testing ground for various projects (some public, some private), the information of interest to many who land here may be found immediately below.


MeHornSean P. Finn, the brains, brawn, and owner of ForZeroNoise has been an audio enthusiast and engineer for nearly 35 years and has experienced sea changes in the way music, television, film and digital content is produced during this time.  He has recorded field audio for documentary radio and film all over the world.  He has recorded music in venues from ceramic tiled bathroom stalls to Alice Tully hall at Lincoln Center in New York.  Sean performs on various instruments regularly and designs and scores live theatrical productions seen up and down the mid-Atlantic corridor.  He currently works as a freelance audio engineer and is a two time Emmy Award winner mixing Pardon The Interruption, ThisWeek with George Stephanopoulos, Nightline, Good Morning America, World News, Around the Horn, Highly Questionable, special events coverage and other ESPN and ABCNews productions.  In the realm of post-production, peruse this recent project in collaboration with Stone Soup FilmsThe Anacostia River: Making Connections and Hot and Bothered‘s 2014 holiday offering: Santa’s Stuck In Baltimore, for which ForZeroNoise completed production and post in just 3 days, start to finish.  You can download or view Sean’s full resume here and may browse the “Listen” category or the “Listen” landing page for some audio samples, many of which are drafts in progress, so please be kind!  For a real diversion, see if you can watch all the way through his very rough “insider” reality-doc of Fluid Movement‘s 2010 synchronized swimming production “Jason and the Aquanauts”, entitled “Getting Wet“.

Some, but never all, of Sean’s alter-egos for which you may search the interwebs are: Number Six, Num63r S!x, Oliver Hot, Bal’d Lightning, SPF006.

Please send Sean your comments via

Thank you for visiting, feel free to poke around, and if you find something that doesn’t work… well… try to break it harder?

Production Needs? Look no further…

Monday, May 9th, 2011

ForZeroNoise — we do media!

Audio, video, off-site post-production:  Send your files, edls, and get top-notch results with quick turn-around at reasonable rates.  All post-production needs can be addressed.  We’ve been tinkering with the ones and zeros of digital media since the late ’80s and have rolled with every turn, keeping abreast of the latest and greatest in technology.  As with every service provided by ForZeroNoise, your project receives careful personal attention… we make every project our own!  Contact Number S!x today.

The IndieBookMan Show

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
The IndieBookMan and Friends

The IndieBookMan Show once returned to the webiverse! Check the archives out over at  New episodes aired nearly every Wednesday night at 8pm, EST.  Brad Grochowski, the IndieBookMan, explored the world of independent publishing with technical support from ForZeroNoise and technical director Sean P. Finn.