Holy Tapes! Mastering


Jersey City NJ   |   tel: 201.314.9480   |   nick@holytapes.com



ABOUT

Nicholas Bolton engineers all projects at Holy Tapes! Mastering. Nick started mastering in 2014 to help independent bands enhance and finalize their albums affordably. He’s since worked with hundreds of artists and rebuilt the studio in Jersey City NJ.


Nick is also the Audio / Video Supervisor at NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts where he teaches, designs and engineers audio and projections for three performance spaces.


He creates modular synth and tape loop music under the names Arsenic and Raft. Past musical projects include ex wife and Wetwired.


PREPARATION

Please send digital mixes to nick@holytapes.com in a zip file.

Contact me to arrange delivery of mixes on physical media.

Also please send the following information
- Spelling, capitalization and punctuation of the band name, album name and each track title
- Album order, including side splits for cassette and vinyl release
- Any specific track spacing notes (or a reference audio file of the album with spaces)
- ISRC / UPC codes if needed - registration form
- Alternate version needs (masters for vinyl or cassette release, instrumental versions, radio-friendly, etc.)
- Any other special instructions you have


PRICING

Album Mastering - $35 per track
Singles - $50 each
Alternate Versions - $10 per track
CD DDP Image - $50 per album
Recording + Mixing - contact me

Metadata encoding, edits and revisions are included.

Credit cards, bank transfers,  PayPal and Venmo are accepted. For credit cards, bank transfers and PayPal, 3% is added to cover transaction costs.


Payment is appreciated in advance but if money’s tight we'll work something out.
TURNAROUND

Turnaround averages about one week.

Rush service guarantees master previews within 3 days for an additional $100. Contact me for availability.



Final masters are delivered as 24 bit WAV files. Additional high resolution files are included in the download link for alternate versions and DDP image if ordered.

Let me know if you have any additional formatting needs.


MONITORING
Tyler Acoustics MM5X Monitors, Parasound Halo A23+ Amplifier, Trinnov ST2 Pro Optimizer, Sennheiser HD 600 Headphones

TRANSFER
Lynx Hilo AD/DA Converter, TK Audio S-Blender Mastering Console, Yamaha KX-1200 Cassette Deck (restored), Sound Devices USB Pre 2

ANALOG
Manley Massive Passive Stereo EQ, Manley Variable Mu Stereo Compressor (mastering version), API 5500 Dual Mono EQ (modified), API 2500 Stereo Compressor (modified)

DIGITAL
Steinberg Wavelab Pro 10, Avid Protools 12, Izotope RX6 Audio Repair Software, Plugins from DMG Audio, FabFilter, Tokyo Dawn Labs, OEK Sound, Izotope, Sonnox + more