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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.




Stone Soup

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Sean recently helped a fantastic non-profit- Stone Soup Films -complete audio sweetening and post for “The Anacostia River: Making Connections

This was an enjoyable, challenging project with lots of outdoor ambiance to really set the location.

The Anacostia River: Making Connections from Stone Soup Films on Vimeo.

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.

Meri Insists (with her wooden block) (instrumental draft)

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Here’s a draft of a new track slated for the upcoming Figgle Your Winger album.

I’ll be adding some vox (probably spoken word) and live percussion soon…unless another project —————>OOOhh look, something shiny!

What Just Happened? (draft 2.1)

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Something new in the pipe, finally!

A sprawling experiment in Abletonism… might leave you wondering what just happened…

Synth parts created with iPhone app SynthPond.

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.

Tic Tock Islands – New Mix

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Here’s the latest.  Its beginning to shape up and fly right!

Sahffi needs your help and support to complete the project on which this track is to be included! Learn more at her kickstart page.

Rough Progress – Expectations: Tic Tock Islands

Friday, October 8th, 2010

More progress: ticTocks preliminary

Another draft from October 18th… mp3 here.


Something fun to listen to!  Don’t worry, it won’t sound anything like this by the time I’m finished!!! ;)

Musical stroll around the Acropolis Part 1 of 3

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Here’s my audio “walk around” of the grounds at the base of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece… in three parts:

Part 1 – This first installment begins with, and is dominated by, a brass band that couldn’t quite decide how, or even if, they wanted to stop vamping their tune.  It then continues to a more traditional folk ensemble and ends with a hint of the guitarist to follow in part 2.