World Class
audio mastering
For Everyone

Welcome to TGM Audio, a high-end analogue/digital online audio mastering studio, providing commercial level audio mastering to artists and producers who are targeting the major labels.

Free Sample Masters
for New Customers...

Audio Mastering Services in Manchester

Online Audio Mastering Services, Attended Sessions & Learning Materials.

I’ll work attentively with you to get the best possible sound for your music. I regard TGM to be a commercial level online audio mastering service. Many tracks that leave this studio go on to do very well in their respective industry. My studio is perfectly equipped for all music styles; I use large mastering speakers (PMC) in a treated room, allowing for accurate monitoring across the whole spectrum.

Please note, it’s often the case that a fresh pair of ears (combined with high definition monitoring and an acoustically treated environment) will spot things that may have been missed. If I feel the mix can be improved upon, I’ll provide you with a detailed report on how to get more out of your mix.

Audio Mastering Studio Spec

Pure Class A Tube Processors & The Best Software Money Can Buy...

Manley EQ

Nothing can handle the mids like the famous Manley Massive Passive Analogue EQ. It’s not surprising this comes with a price tag as heavy as the thing weighs. This is the ‘go to’ tool for giving new, vibrant life to the main elements across the mid-range of a mix.

Avalon EQ/Comp

The tightest lows and sparkliest highs I’ve ever heard. The Avalon 747 SP has many uses. The comp is very nice and smooth (when you get to know it). But be careful, it can bite you hard! The built in side chain is where this unit really shines. The EQ is straight forward, in a good way. Unbelievably tight in the lows, the silkiest highs and the mids are brilliantly detailed.

Pendulum Comp

One of the best loved high end compressors of all (a favourite amongst the top mastering engineers) the Pendulum OCL-2 can demonstrate incredible versatility for an opto compressor. From fast and aggressive, to slow and smooth, this unit can handle everything in between. This unit is used almost all of the time in one way or another.

Digital Processors

As well as using some of the nicest analogue audio mastering gear available, I also carry out a portion of the audio mastering process in the digital domain. For this I use only the nicest software money can buy; Universal Audio, Sonnox, Waves, Steinberg, Voxengo, PSP etc. Every mastering project is different, I choose the tools to suite the job, analogue, digital or both.

Prism Sound Converters

What’s the point in having superb analogue equipment if you can’t accurately capture the incredible detail it provides. The Prism Sound Orpheus is a well known top range converter amongst serious engineers. I’ve tried and tested other converters but after hearing this, I’ll not be changing them any time soon.

PMC Monitoring

A popular choice amongst serious mastering engineers. The PMC IB1a’s may be flattering but my goodness are they detailed. The perfect combination for long hours of critical listening. Here’s their spec: PMC ATL™ (Advanced Transmission Line) with 2 sections. 27mm Twin chamber fabric soft dome HF with high performance ferro-fluid cooling. 75mm Soft dome mid range in isolated enclosure. PMC 10” / 250mm carbon fibre & Nomex™ piston driver. Phenomenal bass response down to 25Hz.

Bryston Amps

Complimenting the PMC’s are two Bryston PowerPac 300 Mono Amplifiers. Superior quality, modular, single-channel power amplifiers delivering 300 watts at 8 Ohms. The PowerPac 300 is essentially a monaural version of the very popular 4B SST stereo amplifier.

Acoustics

Your monitors are only as good as your room's acoustics. Ask any experienced engineer and they’ll tell you the most important thing to ‘get right’ is the space in which you are working. TGM Audio Mastering is acoustically treated and calibrated to ensure accurate listening across the spectrum.

About TGM Audio Mastering

What is Audio Mastering?

Audio mastering is widely considered to be the most crucial stage in the production process. It is the final opportunity to enhance or repair problems within a mix. This important last step of the production should be carried out by someone who is experienced and is familiar with the problems that may occur. An audio mastering engineer will have fresh ears and can provide an objective approach to a mix. Skilful use of compression and EQ will ensure maximum cohesion and punchiness through out the whole album. Carried out in an acoustically treated room with ultra high definition speakers, an audio mastering engineer can spot things that may have slipped through the producers net. The combined skill, experience and world class audio mastering gear will ensure the final product will translate well to a wide variety of systems.

Why Get your audio mastered by TGM?

Having your audio mastered here will give it the power to stand out above the competition. I use some of the nicest analogue mastering gear available.

I’ll give your mix that extra sonic power and a polished sheen, gelling your whole mix together. Class A analogue tube compression and EQ will give your music a rich, warm sound and a tight bass that you just can’t get from even the nicest software plugins. My monitoring system enables me to understand how your music will translate to all other music playing systems, not all monitors can do this.

Services & Prices 2019

Stereo Audio Mastering

Most popular service – send your L-R Mix via the audio file upload page and have it brought to a commercial standard using world class analogue audio mastering gear.

Starting at 30.00 GBP for one master.

Standard prices (for audio files not exceeding 6 minutes total length each):

1 x Master = 30.00 GBP
2 x Masters = 50 GBP
3 x Masters = 75 GBP
4 x Masters = 100 GBP
5 x Masters = 120 GBP with each additional master at 20.00 GBP thereafter.

PROMOTIONAL OFFER:

ALL STEREO MASTERING IS CURRENTLY A FLAT £20/TRACK FOR ANY AMOUNT OF TRACKS!

Stem Audio Mastering

In some cases, stem audio mastering will return more pleasing results than stereo audio mastering. Stem mastering is when a finished mix is separated in to individual parts (stems). You might have a drum stem, a guitar stem and a lead vocal stem. Providing the audio mastering engineer with stems allows for more control over the individual elements of the mix. To find out how to create stems for audio mastering, click the button below.

Please contact first for a quote and availability.

Large files can be sent to TGM Audio Mastering using via a link to our own Google Drive.

 

Mixing

Please contact for a quote.

Download Ready mp3/m4a Album

Tracks are arranged and specific gap lengths chosen, tracks can be overlapped. Final master is a download-ready mp3 album including attached artwork, track listing and ordering, other information – all embedded into mp3.

Prices may vary, will depend on length and how many tracks. Please inform TGM of your requirements in this area when requesting audio mastering.

CD Audio Master Disk

Have your tracks arranged as mentioned above with the creation of a CD master ready for replication using industry standard “red book” specification. The CD master is burned to the highest quality disk and delivered to you or replicators by Royal Mail Special Delivery (UK only).

Prices may vary, will depend on length and how many tracks. Please inform TGM of your requirements in this area when requesting audio mastering.

Mix Review and Sample Master Service

We listen to your mix. If all’s good, we provide you with a sample master. If we feel improvements can be made, we provide a detailed review with suggestions to get the mix to where it needs to be.

Learn more about Mix Review and Sample Master.

Additional Mixes

This includes radio edits, instrumentals, a cappella etc.

Assuming each can be run off without changing settings within the master chain, these are charged at 10.00 GBP each.

Revisions

If you require any revisions to made to a mastered audio file, I am happy to carry out a sensible number of revisions free of charge. If this is taken advantage of, I reserve the right to charge 15.00 GBP per revision. If you require a revision, please try to provide adequate and understandable information; be precise about what you need changing (and what you want to remain the same)

Learn Audio Mastering

Audio Mastering Tutorials:

Aside from providing audio mastering, My second mission is to help others to learn about mastering and other aspects of audio production. This is achieved through my in-depth Audio Mastering Tutorials.

You’ll find that having your audio mastered here is much more than just sending audio and getting it back in mastered form. We like to keep you in the picture, explaining why we make certain decisions. All the time helping you as a music producer learn to create a better mix for mastering. For those out there looking to learn about the audio mastering process, follow this link to see my mastering tutorials over at MasteringTuition.com or check out the book version of the website on Amazon here: Pro Audio Mastering Made Easy by David S Eley

Taken from MasteringTuition.com...

More Info About MasteringTuition.com

MasteringTuition.com is a text and video based mastering tuition website aimed at anyone who chooses to carry out their own mastering. MasteringTuition.com is set out in a course like fashion and can teach anyone how to get impressive results using standard plugins. A considerable amount of detail is examined, but the main concept is to focus on the “art” of mastering, providing you with a solid foundation of knowledge, and a real understanding of the modern day mastering process. You will find MasteringTuition.com especially useful if you’re using ‘all in one’ plugins like Ozone or T-Racks.

A Journey of Discovery

MasteringTuition.com is designed to take you on a journey through the mysterious world of audio mastering. Each mastering tutorial leads neatly into the next. For this reason we highly recommend that you proceed through the mastering tutorials in the order they are set out. As you proceed toward the end of the mastering tutorials, you will realise how all the subjects link. Leading you to a sense of real understanding and enlightenment. With iPhone/iPad friendly videos, you can be learning this valuable skill on the go!

Please note: MasteringTuition.com can provide the skills required to get impressive results using plugins. But it is not a substitute for the high-end analogue audio mastering services provided by TGM Audio. If you’re serious about getting your demos noticed, use our high end mastering service. If you’re serious about learning this wonderful skill for yourself, there’s no better place to start than MasteringTuition.com!

Get a free Mastering Sample

Fill in a few details and send us an audio file to receive a free sample of how my audio mastering techniques can enhance your mix and prepare it for distribution...

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World Class
audio mastering
For Everyone

Welcome to TGM Audio, a high-end analogue/digital online audio mastering studio, providing commercial level audio mastering to artists and producers who are targeting the major labels.

World Class
audio mastering
For Everyone

Welcome to TGM Audio, a high-end analogue/digital online audio mastering studio, providing commercial level audio mastering to artists and producers who are targeting the major labels.

Audio Mastering Services in Manchester

Online Audio Mastering Services, Attended Sessions & Learning Materials.

I’ll work attentively with you to get the best possible sound for your music. I regard TGM to be a commercial level online audio mastering service. Many tracks that leave this studio go on to do very well in their respective industry. My studio is perfectly equipped for all music styles; I use large mastering speakers (PMC) in a treated room, allowing for accurate monitoring across the whole spectrum.

Please note, it’s often the case that a fresh pair of ears (combined with high definition monitoring and an acoustically treated environment) will spot things that may have been missed. If I feel the mix can be improved upon, I’ll provide you with a detailed report on how to get more out of your mix.

Free Sample Masters
for New Customers...

Audio Mastering Studio Spec

Pure Class A Tube Processors & The Best Software Money Can Buy...

Manley EQ

Nothing can handle the mids like the famous Manley Massive Passive Analogue EQ. It’s not surprising this comes with a price tag as heavy as the thing weighs. This is the ‘go to’ tool for giving new, vibrant life to the main elements across the mid-range of a mix.

Avalon EQ/Comp

The tightest lows and sparkliest highs I’ve ever heard. The Avalon 747 SP has many uses. The comp is very nice and smooth (when you get to know it). But be careful, it can bite you hard! The built in side chain is where this unit really shines. The EQ is straight forward, in a good way. Unbelievably tight in the lows, the silkiest highs and the mids are brilliantly detailed.

Pendulum Comp

One of the best loved high end compressors of all (a favourite amongst the top mastering engineers) the Pendulum OCL-2 can demonstrate incredible versatility for an opto compressor. From fast and aggressive, to slow and smooth, this unit can handle everything in between. This unit is used almost all of the time in one way or another.

Digital Processors

As well as using some of the nicest analogue audio mastering gear available, I also carry out a portion of the audio mastering process in the digital domain. For this I use only the nicest software money can buy; Universal Audio, Sonnox, Waves, Steinberg, Voxengo, PSP etc. Every mastering project is different, I choose the tools to suite the job, analogue, digital or both.

Prism Sound Converters

What’s the point in having superb analogue equipment if you can’t accurately capture the incredible detail it provides. The Prism Sound Orpheus is a well known top range converter amongst serious engineers. I’ve tried and tested other converters but after hearing this, I’ll not be changing them any time soon.

PMC Monitoring

A popular choice amongst serious mastering engineers. The PMC IB1a’s may be flattering but my goodness are they detailed. The perfect combination for long hours of critical listening. Here’s their spec: PMC ATL™ (Advanced Transmission Line) with 2 sections. 27mm Twin chamber fabric soft dome HF with high performance ferro-fluid cooling. 75mm Soft dome mid range in isolated enclosure. PMC 10” / 250mm carbon fibre & Nomex™ piston driver. Phenomenal bass response down to 25Hz.

Bryston Amps

Complimenting the PMC’s are two Bryston PowerPac 300 Mono Amplifiers. Superior quality, modular, single-channel power amplifiers delivering 300 watts at 8 Ohms. The PowerPac 300 is essentially a monaural version of the very popular 4B SST stereo amplifier.

Acoustics

Your monitors are only as good as your room's acoustics. Ask any experienced engineer and they’ll tell you the most important thing to ‘get right’ is the space in which you are working. TGM Audio Mastering is acoustically treated and calibrated to ensure accurate listening across the spectrum.

About TGM Audio Mastering

What is Audio Mastering?

Audio mastering is widely considered to be the most crucial stage in the production process. It is the final opportunity to enhance or repair problems within a mix. This important last step of the production should be carried out by someone who is experienced and is familiar with the problems that may occur. An audio mastering engineer will have fresh ears and can provide an objective approach to a mix. Skilful use of compression and EQ will ensure maximum cohesion and punchiness through out the whole album. Carried out in an acoustically treated room with ultra high definition speakers, an audio mastering engineer can spot things that may have slipped through the producers net. The combined skill, experience and world class audio mastering gear will ensure the final product will translate well to a wide variety of systems.

Why Get your audio mastered by TGM?

Having your audio mastered here will give it the power to stand out above the competition. I use some of the nicest analogue mastering gear available.

I’ll give your mix that extra sonic power and a polished sheen, gelling your whole mix together. Class A analogue tube compression and EQ will give your music a rich, warm sound and a tight bass that you just can’t get from even the nicest software plugins. My monitoring system enables me to understand how your music will translate to all other music playing systems, not all monitors can do this.

What is Audio Mastering?

Audio mastering is widely considered to be the most crucial stage in the production process. It is the final opportunity to enhance or repair problems within a mix. This important last step of the production should be carried out by someone who is experienced and is familiar with the problems that may occur. An audio mastering engineer will have fresh ears and can provide an objective approach to a mix. Skilful use of compression and EQ will ensure maximum cohesion and punchiness through out the whole album. Carried out in an acoustically treated room with ultra high definition speakers, an audio mastering engineer can spot things that may have slipped through the producers net. The combined skill, experience and world class audio mastering gear will ensure the final product will translate well to a wide variety of systems.

Why Get your audio mastered by TGM?

Having your audio mastered here will give it the power to stand out above the competition. I use some of the nicest analogue mastering gear available.

I’ll give your mix that extra sonic power and a polished sheen, gelling your whole mix together. Class A analogue tube compression and EQ will give your music a rich, warm sound and a tight bass that you just can’t get from even the nicest software plugins. My monitoring system enables me to understand how your music will translate to all other music playing systems, not all monitors can do this.

Services & Prices 2019

Stereo Audio Mastering

Most popular service – send your L-R Mix via the audio file upload page and have it brought to a commercial standard using world class analogue audio mastering gear.

Starting at 30.00 GBP for one master.

Standard prices (for audio files not exceeding 6 minutes total length each):

1 x Master = 30.00 GBP
2 x Masters = 50 GBP
3 x Masters = 75 GBP
4 x Masters = 100 GBP
5 x Masters = 120 GBP with each additional master at 20.00 GBP thereafter.

PROMOTIONAL OFFER:

ALL STEREO MASTERING IS CURRENTLY A FLAT £20/TRACK FOR ANY AMOUNT OF TRACKS!

Stem Audio Mastering

In some cases, stem audio mastering will return more pleasing results than stereo audio mastering. Stem mastering is when a finished mix is separated in to individual parts (stems). You might have a drum stem, a guitar stem and a lead vocal stem. Providing the audio mastering engineer with stems allows for more control over the individual elements of the mix. To find out how to create stems for audio mastering, click the button below.

Please contact first for a quote and availability.

Large files can be sent to TGM Audio Mastering using via a link to our own Google Drive.

 

Mixing

Please contact for a quote.

Download Ready mp3/m4a Album

Tracks are arranged and specific gap lengths chosen, tracks can be overlapped. Final master is a download-ready mp3 album including attached artwork, track listing and ordering, other information – all embedded into mp3.

Prices may vary, will depend on length and how many tracks. Please inform TGM of your requirements in this area when requesting audio mastering.

CD Audio Master Disk

Have your tracks arranged as mentioned above with the creation of a CD master ready for replication using industry standard “red book” specification. The CD master is burned to the highest quality disk and delivered to you or replicators by Royal Mail Special Delivery (UK only).

Prices may vary, will depend on length and how many tracks. Please inform TGM of your requirements in this area when requesting audio mastering.

Mix Review and Sample Master Service

We listen to your mix. If all’s good, we provide you with a sample master. If we feel improvements can be made, we provide a detailed review with suggestions to get the mix to where it needs to be.

Learn more about Mix Review and Sample Master.

Additional Mixes

This includes radio edits, instrumentals, a cappella etc.

Assuming each can be run off without changing settings within the master chain, these are charged at 10.00 GBP each.

Revisions

If you require any revisions to made to a mastered audio file, I am happy to carry out a sensible number of revisions free of charge. If this is taken advantage of, I reserve the right to charge 15.00 GBP per revision. If you require a revision, please try to provide adequate and understandable information; be precise about what you need changing (and what you want to remain the same)

Learn Audio Mastering

Audio Mastering Tutorials:

Aside from providing audio mastering, My second mission is to help others to learn about mastering and other aspects of audio production. This is achieved through my in-depth Audio Mastering Tutorials.

You’ll find that having your audio mastered here is much more than just sending audio and getting it back in mastered form. We like to keep you in the picture, explaining why we make certain decisions. All the time helping you as a music producer learn to create a better mix for mastering. For those out there looking to learn about the audio mastering process, follow this link to see my mastering tutorials over at MasteringTuition.com or check out the book version of the website on Amazon here: Pro Audio Mastering Made Easy by David S Eley

Taken from MasteringTuition.com...

More Info About MasteringTuition.com

MasteringTuition.com is a text and video based mastering tuition website aimed at anyone who chooses to carry out their own mastering. MasteringTuition.com is set out in a course like fashion and can teach anyone how to get impressive results using standard plugins. A considerable amount of detail is examined, but the main concept is to focus on the “art” of mastering, providing you with a solid foundation of knowledge, and a real understanding of the modern day mastering process. You will find MasteringTuition.com especially useful if you’re using ‘all in one’ plugins like Ozone or T-Racks.

A Journey of Discovery

MasteringTuition.com is designed to take you on a journey through the mysterious world of audio mastering. Each mastering tutorial leads neatly into the next. For this reason we highly recommend that you proceed through the mastering tutorials in the order they are set out. As you proceed toward the end of the mastering tutorials, you will realise how all the subjects link. Leading you to a sense of real understanding and enlightenment. With iPhone/iPad friendly videos, you can be learning this valuable skill on the go!

Please note: MasteringTuition.com can provide the skills required to get impressive results using plugins. But it is not a substitute for the high-end analogue audio mastering services provided by TGM Audio. If you’re serious about getting your demos noticed, use our high end mastering service. If you’re serious about learning this wonderful skill for yourself, there’s no better place to start than MasteringTuition.com!

Get a free Mastering Sample

Fill in a few details and send us an audio file to receive a free sample of how my audio mastering techniques can enhance your mix and prepare it for distribution...