Services

The Panic Room offers complete solutions to all your Mixing, Mastering, Recording and Production needs.

Mastering

Where we bridge the gap between the artists vision and the outside world!

Here is where we realize the musical potential of the entire project after the mixing process is completed and make sure everything is perfectly prepared for any and all playback situations so that it translates from the most perfect listening environment down to the simple laptop or phone speaker.

We are an Apple-certified mastering studio which means we are authorized to deliver MFiT or "Mastered for iTunes"-content to Apple.

Prices:

1 song of 3-4 min = 100 EUR
2-3 songs of 6-10 min = 190 EUR

4-6 songs of 15-25 min (EP) = 390 EUR
8-12 songs of 25-50 min (Full-Length) = 690 EUR

Notes:
  • Included are WAV-files for Digital Distribution and a DDP-fileset for CD-replication.
  • For optimized "Mastered for iTunes" (MFiT)-versions, please add an additional 10% to the above prices.
  • For optimized "Vinyl Pre-Masters" please add an additional 10-20% to the above prices.
  • For STEM-mastering, please add an additional 30% to the above prices.
  • Masters of alternative versions of songs, such as instrumentals, singbacks etc.. = 10 EUR/version.
  • Physical PMCD or Physical DDP = 150 EUR/unit +shipping & handling.
  • * Prices may be subject to change if program running length is unusually short or long.
  • All prices are excl. VAT!

Online Mastering

Only 40EUR!

We also offer an online mastering service where a REAL mastering engineer will handle your project and optimize it by ear.

This service is intended for single songs only and will result in an optimized master at 16bit 44.1k for "Digital Distribution" (iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, YouTube, SoundCloud etc...).

To utilize this service, please create a .zip file of your finished 24bit WAV or AIFF mixdown and a text document stating; Name/Client, Email, Artist/Project title, Song title(s), ISRC (if applicable).

Then upload your .zip at: https://www.dropbox.com/request/0uwPnrv9vmSZR14peZkT
(You can also use the form on the left if you want to send us a dropbox link of your own.)

After an engineer has checked the integrity of the audio sent and confirmed that it's ready for mastering, a PayPal invoice for the set amount will be sent to the email adress specified in the document/form. Upon payment, mastering will commence and you will receive the final master to the same email within 24 hours.

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Mixing

Where we creatively shape and optimize all elements of production and recording in order to have the best possible foundation for the mastering process!

Taking the raw materials generated in production to create an inspiring mixdown that meets the artists ultimate vision while making sure all important elements are in their right place so that further enhancement and optimization is possible in mastering is by no means a simple task.

Todays mixing sessions are no longer just the place for mixing in the traditional sense but also for making final decisions about adding to production. This is where the experience of the mixing engineer becomes a key aspect in project success.

Since the needs of clients vary greatly when it comes to mixing, where some would like a more traditional approach to the process while others are looking for assistance in finishing their productions so that mixing can do its job, please use the contact form and let us know what you need so we can come up with a plan that fits within your budget.

Production

Nothing is more inspiring than building a project from the ground up!

Nothing is more inspiring than building a project from the ground up and seeing it through to the end while giving it all the love and attention it needs during the process. Since every clients needs differ greatly when it comes to overseeing an entire production as you consider selecting and arranging songs, pre-production, recording etc.. a unique solution for every client is required.

Handling an entire production in a way that yields superb results while covering you for whatever may take place several years after everything is said and done, takes quite a bit more planning and preparation than just booking a studio.

To discuss a full production plan that includes all or select parts of the process such as pre-production, song writing, arranging, recording, editing, mixing and mastering, please use our contact page.

Additional Services


Editing

Editing is taking care of the groundwork!

It needs to be properly taken care of to fully realize the final production and can be a slow and painstaking process but has to be done right. Vocal Editing, Drum Editing and Clean-Up are what we expertise in and is one of the most important but also overlooked part of nearly every project that we see come through.

If you need assistance in any of these areas we are very happy to help you out.

Digital Archiving

We love Vintage, even Digital!

In case you have old digital formats laying around in the shape of ADAT, Alesis HD24, DAT, DA88, Mackie SDR or the likes we can migrate these for you into WAV-files without any generation or AD/DA converter loss. For ADAT's we can handle both Type I and Type II. If you have other formats laying around, just ask and we will try to accomodate your digital migration needs into a secure and future proof format.

Testimonials

"There are few studios in the world that make me comfortable. The Panic Room is one in a million – excellent monitoring, a beautiful console and some tasty outboard! A world-class mix-room run by world class people!"

/ Max Norman
(Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Lynch Mob, Y&T)

"It is a true pleasure working with Plec. He always brings such a positive energy with him in to the studio. A true pro is an understatement, he keeps me on my toes! An overall great engineer, musician and person. I love that he is such a gear geek as well."

/ David Castillo
(Opeth, Bloodbath, Dark Tranquility, Katatonia)

"Soilwork handed Plec the tricky job of mastering a compilation spanning six different recording sessions. Not only did he do an absolutely terrific job, he was also a breeze to work with. All hail Plec!"

/ Dirk Verbeuren
(Megadeth, Soilwork, Scarve)

"Plec is one of the Real Guys out there with infinite sonic knowledge. I searched high and low for someone with monumental, liberal musical ears who could treat my home-brewed music the right away, to really get under the skin of each strange tune. Needless to say, Plec pulled it off in a grand way!"

/ Mattias Eklundh
(Freak Kitchen, Freak Guitar)

"Plec keeps pushing the limits and making great noise at The Panic Room. Very happy to be a part of that with the Lindell MM-24 active speaker system. The setup and room sounds insainly good."

/ Tobias Lindell
(Mustasch, Europe, Hardcore Superstar)