Elevate Your Mix

With Professional Mastering Services From VITAL Mastering

Welcome To Vital Mastering STUDIO


 Vital Mastering is a private online mastering studio owned and operated by mastering engineer Jack Braglia. We are based in NYC and specialize in mastering the heaviest and most extreme genres of metal for release to streaming platforms, CD, cassette tape, & vinyl.

Vital Mastering Studio opened back in 2012 to bring heavy metal mastering services to our independent and major label clients. Our goal is to produce clear, loud, and heavy masters that are competitive with today's latest metal releases. We have a passion for many genres of metal such as death metal, black metal, prog, doom, stoner rock, and metalcore, but have experience mastering all genres of music.


Online mastering rates as low as $50 per track for albums, and $60 per track for singles. Contact us today for a quote on your project, or to request a free mix review.

Metal Mastering by Jack Braglia

Audio Mastering Samples

POP ROCKMastering
00:00 / 01:30
00:00 / 01:47
00:00 / 01:25
00:00 / 01:03
00:00 / 01:40
TRIP HOPMastering
00:00 / 01:32
00:00 / 01:30
00:00 / 00:29

rates as low as $50 per track

Mastering Rates:

Singles & EP's: $60 per track

Albums: $50 per track

Includes 2 free revisions (per track) and WAV file delivery.

Alternate Mixes: $40

Alternate mixes such as instrumentals, radio edits, vocal up/down versions, clean versions, etc., will be billed at this rate.

Short Tracks: $40

Short tracks such as intros, skits, or any track around 1 minute or less, will be billed at this rate.

Mix Update: $20

When changes are made to your mix after mastering, any additional mastering will be billed at this rate, per track.

Stem Mastering: $120

Not happy with your mix? Send us your stems and we will balance your tracks to get the most out of mastering. Stem mastering fee includes 5 stems. Additional stems will be billed at $10 each.

MP3 Files: $30

Includes encoding of ID3 tags with album art.

DDP Image: $100

“Digital Master CD” used for CD duplication.

RedBook Master CD’s: $150

Includes 2 PMCD’s for duplication and 2 reference copies. Shipping is free within the US. An additional $20 will be charged for international shipping.

Gracenote Database Submission: $50

We will submit your album info to the Gracenote database for you. This way, your album info will appear in iTunes the first time you play the CD.


Additional Services We Offer

Mixing: $200+

Our mixing rate starts at $200 per song for basic mixes (such as a beat plus a vocal mix). The rate can increase for larger and more complex mixes. An average mix of around 16 tracks can be between $300-400, and larger 20+ track mixes can be $500+.

Contact us to discuss your project and get a price estimate for your mix.

Audio Editing:
$2 per audio-minute

We provide audio editing services for voice-overs, audio books, podcasts etc. Billed at $2

 per audio minute, with a $60 minimum.

Contact us to discuss your project.

Noise Reduction:
$50 Per Hour

Noise reduction services are billed at $50 per hour, with a $100 project minimum. This service includes reduction/removal of tape hiss, ground-loop and other electrical noise, pops, clicks, distortion and clipping.

Contact us for a specific quote on your project.

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