Please book ahead. Turn-around time is typically 2-3 weeks from the booking of a session.
*Important -when booking, mention if multiple master formats are required: web masters, cd, vinyl pre-masters, MFiT (mastered for iTunes), radio singles, instrumentals...
Lacquer master for vinyl -contact us for more information
To reserve a date for mastering, please download and complete the Session Reservation Form (xls file)
and e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We recommend that you contact us as soon as you are ready to begin mixing
-never a bad idea to submit rough mixes during your mix process (no charge), and can often save time (money) in the long run
The recommended approach to mastering a full length record is a 2 part session over a few days:
First session: principle mastering and sequence -client leaves with a reference cd-r or .wav files, or in the case of an unattended session approval masters are uploaded to the client.
Follow up session:
(with a few days in between to evaluate master in familiar systems)
music and sequence fine-tuning and master output
*always listen closely to your master before sending off to press
Cancellations- advise a minimum of 48hrs prior to session.
Please notify of any scheduling changes as soon as you are aware.
Mastering time varies according to the number of songs, running time, mix format and consistency, and of course the degree of work required.
As an example, a 10-12 songs/ 40-50 min. album usually runs between 600$-800$, including all media (2 PMCDs or a DDPi pressing master, digital/web masters and reference cd-rs).
This is just an estimate, please email for a specific quote.
-completion of the booking form and mix examples are most
helpful in establishing a budget (preferably 24bit .wav rather than mp3)
MFiT and Vinyl pre-master preparation will add approx. 1hr-1.5hrs to a session
Tape layback will add 1.5-2 hrs to a session.
Other work that typically requires more time -extensive editing or de-noising, mix changes/substitutions after mastering has begun, mastering of instrumentals or alternate versions.
Rush and attended sessions will be billed at 100$/hr.
off-hour flat rates available for independent projects
*at the discretion and availability of the engineer. not an option if you are in a rush and have a fixed release date
*Payment in full due upon delivery of production master
*prices in CAN$.
International clients -a 250$ deposit is required to book a session
Accepted payment methods:
- Interac Email Transfer
- Cheque, Cash
-Bank draft or transfer (client is responsible for all associated transaction fees)
-Paypal (for U.S. clients a 2.9% fee will be added to invoice total; Int'l clients a 4% fee will be added to invoice total)
Grey Market Mastering is located atop
the Mile End district of Montréal
at 110 VanHorne Ave-
the Hotel2Tango / Constellation Records building
(S-W. corner of Van Horne and St Urbain, at the foot of the Rosemont overpass)
*Entrance at the Rear of the building, via the parking lot -access from St Urban street.
Easily accessible via bus no. 55, 80, 160, 161 & the Rosemont metro station
See the location on Google Map
Deliveries / Shipping:
ryan morey mastering
110 Van Horne,
Please email for FTP info
*Couriers call 514.616.5691 to confirm delivery times