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HIGH QUALITY MASTERING

FROM $150

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At Capitol Studios, we have an established history of GRAMMY® Award-winning world-class mastering. With cutting-edge mastering studios, and an unparalleled team of engineers, we welcome you to come experience the best of the best. Book online today to enhance your project with our legendary services at a quick turnaround of five business days or less, no matter where you are in the world.

1. Upload
Music

Upload your tracks
& project brief

2. Select
Formats

Various options to
choose from

3. Select
Engineer

5 world-class
engineers to choose
from

4. Listen and
Approve

Listen and request
one revision

5. Receive your
master

As .WAV format or
Vinyl/CD format

World Class Engineers

Our award-winning team has decades of mastering experience and for only $45 per project, you have the opportunity to hand pick an engineer of your choice. 

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Ron McMaster

Ron McMaster

For over three decades, Grammy Award winner Ron McMaster has been one of the mastering industry’s most respected and sought-after engineers. A former drummer and vocalist for 60’s garage rock group Public Nuisance, Ron has spent a significant part of his career working in the hallowed halls of Capitol Studios Mastering, where he is renowned for his artisanal lacquer cutting skills. During his tenure, he has worked on a diverse portfolio of projects for artists like LeAnn Rimes, R.E.M, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Tom Waits, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Miles Davis, Pat Benatar, Elvis Costello, as well as on many other seminal recordings.

Raised in Northern California, Ron graduated from Sacramento State College with a degree in Business. He has been a voting member of the Los Angeles Chapter of The Recording Academy for over 20 years and is widely recognized as one of the preeminent jazz mastering engineers in the world. He won a Grammy Award and has received four additional Grammy nominations.

Discography

Tom Waits

The Germs

Elvis Costello

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Shelby Lynne

Miles Davis

R.E.M

Equipment

Capitol Valve Compressor CM-5511
Capitol Mid-Side Encoder/Decoder
Echo Chambers
Neumann VMS 70/SX 74 with SAL 74B Electronic
Capitol/Neve Custom Mastering Console
Dual Neve 4 Band 1081 Mastering Equalizers
A/B Preview Crossfade for Traditional Lacquer Mastering
Low frequency crossover/blend for lacquer cutting
Studer A-80 Disc Mastering Tape Machine with 1/4″ and 1/2″ Head Stacks
ATR 4 Channel Tape Machine with 1/4″ and 1/2″ Flux Head Stacks

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Robert Vosgien

Robert Vosgien

For over 30 years, Robert Vosgien has been one of the most respected and sought-after mastering engineers in the business. Raised on the East Coast, Robert Vosgien graduated from Berklee School of Music in 1984 with a degree in Audio Recording. In 1985 he moved from Boston to Los Angeles and accepted a position at Capitol Studios where he was quickly promoted and began his mastering career in the early days of the compact disc format.

Robert has spent most of his career working in one of the best sounding mastering rooms around, Capitol Studio’s RR1. Robert was at the forefront of 5.1 and HD (High Definition) mastering, with a diverse portfolio of artists including Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Bob Seger, Queen, OK Go, Selena Gomez, Erykah Badu, Demi Lovato, Green Day, and No Doubt, among many others.

Tackling projects made with the smallest budgets to the largest, Robert’s unique blend of musical creativity and technical expertise enables him to get the most out of any genre of music.

For over three decades, Robert has put his stamp on some of the biggest hits in popular music. His mastering credit is on over 40 million units sold worldwide.

Discography

Cheap Trick

Deep Purple

Black Sabbath

Elvis Costello

Alice Cooper

Bob Seger

No Doubt

Bush

BJ The Chicago Kid

Equipment

Dangerous Music Mastering Suite
Capitol CM-5511 Custom Tube Compressor
Manley “Variable-MU” Limiter/ Compressor
Alan Smart Stereo Compressor
Tube-Tech EQ 1AM Mastering Eq’s
1st Generation Sontec MES-430B Mastering EQ’s
Manley SLAM Limiter and A-D/ D-A Converters
Prism Sound 192k A-D/D-A Converters
Ampex ATR Modified

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Evren Göknar

Evren Göknar

Evren Göknar was drawn to music early in life, first studying the piano, and later developing his skills as a singer / songwriter and guitarist in his band Evil Maria. He began his professional audio career as a recording and mixing engineer. He engineered sessions for Tupac Shakur (RIAA 4x Platinum “RU U Still Down? [remember me]”), Tone-Loc, Mavis Staples, The Cult, Steve Vai, General Public, Carole King, and Montell Jordan (RIAA Platinum “This Is How We Do It”). Building on the skills he honed as a recording engineer, Evren shifted his focus to mastering and in 1995 he joined Capitol Mastering.

Over the last twenty-two years, Evren has established himself as a top-tier mastering engineer, and was awarded a Grammy Award for the “Gathering Of Nations” album (Best Native American Music Album - 2011). He exclusively masters the songs for NBC’s hit television show The Voice and also FOX’s The Four. He has mastered projects for notable acts such as KISS, Smashing Pumpkins, Mariah Carey (“Loverboy” RIAA Gold, Billboard #1 Single), The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lenny Kravitz, Jimmy Eat World, Iggy Pop, Heart, Megadeth, George Clinton, Eazy E, N.W.A and George Thorogood. Among his remastering credits are seminal albums such as: Beastie Boys “Licensed To Ill” (HD), Glenn Campbell “Wichita Lineman” (HD), Heart “Dreamboat Annie” (HD), Spinal Tap (HD), Linda Ronstadt “Heart Like A Wheel” (HD), the entire Grand Funk Railroad and Queensrÿche catalogs, as well as collections by Poison (RIAA Platinum) and Pat Benatar (RIAA Gold). Additionally, Evren’s affinity for independent artists makes him a favorite mastering choice for artists and producers seeking the best sound for TV/Film placements such as Greg Laswell, Carey Brothers, The Weepies, Reel Big Fish, and underground hip hop group Living Legends.

Discography

Lenny Kravitz

Iggy Pop

Heart

George Clinton

N.W.A.

Queensrÿche

Megadeth

KISS

The Smashing Pumpkins

Mariah Carey

Equipment

Dangerous Music Monitor Controller / Console
Sontec MES-432C Mastering Equalizers
TC Electronic M6000 Mastering Processor
Capitol Engineering M/S Encoder – Decoder
Manley “Vari-MU” Limiter / Compressor
Manley SLAM! Limiter / Compressor
Smart Research C2 Limiter / Compressor
Bryston 7B Monoblock Power Amplifiers
Tannoy System 15 DMTii Dual Concentric Monitors

CHOOSE A DELIVERY FORMAT

All masters will be delivered for download in WAV format. Need something else? Select from a range of add-ons to choose the format that best suits your project!

DDP
Download

$250 per album

MFiT
Download

$75 per Song

Vinyl album
master

$1200 + shipping

12” Vinyl
Single Master

$600 + shipping

7” Vinyl
Single Master

$600 + shipping

VINYL MASTERING

Vinyl mastering is a technical and artistic craft. The characteristics of the format require special attention to decisions that precede the cutting process including mix, EQ, compression, and timing.

VINYL MASTERING

Exaggerated high and low frequencies, limited dynamic range, and excessive run times can introduce distortion or limit the ability of the engineer to make the best-sounding master possible. Our engineers are trained to recognize these issues and will help troubleshoot to get you an end result you are truly happy with.

HIGHEST QUALITY
LACQUER

Capitol boasts the living legacy of lacquer mastering for vinyl with two legendary Neumann lathes in full-time service. We cut lacquer masters for all formats including 7”, 10” and 12”.

VINYL MASTERING

Vinyl mastering is a technical and artistic craft. The characteristics of the format require special attention to decisions that precede the cutting process including mix, EQ, compression, and timing.

VINYL MASTERING

Exaggerated high and low frequencies, limited dynamic range, and excessive run times can introduce distortion or limit the ability of the engineer to make the best-sounding master possible. Our engineers are trained to recognize these issues and will help troubleshoot to get you an end result you are truly happy with.

HIGHEST QUALITY
LACQUER

Capitol boasts the living legacy of lacquer mastering for vinyl with two legendary Neumann lathes in full-time service. We cut lacquer masters for all formats including 7”, 10” and 12”.

INSIDE
LOOK

An Inside Look at the Vinyl Mastering Process at Capitol

INSIDE
LOOK

An Inside Look at the Vinyl Mastering Process at Capitol

INTRO TO
OUR STUDIOS

To walk the halls of Capitol Studios is to take your place in music history. Take a look behind the scenes!

INSIDE
LOOK

An Inside Look at the Vinyl Mastering Process at Capitol