What is it?

The mix and mastering service lz-mastering.net was founded in 2019 by full-time professional DJ & Producer Tobias Lutzenkirchen with the goal to specifically help non-professionals and beginners on a tight budget get a sound that is able to compete with high-profile label-releases for a fraction of the cost.

A lot of people have great ideas and can make good tracks but lack experience or technical skills to get the sound right. We can help here as well. These days most demos are at least pre-mastered so having even the demo quality as high as possible is essential.

Who does it?

Tobias Lutzenkirchen, producing records since 1999, has well over 500 releases so far. He worked under dozens of pseudonyms in various projects across a wide variety musical styles and is playing Clubs worldwide since 2005. He played every continent on this earth at least twice.

Notable gigs include the United States, Canada, Japan, Scotland, Brazil, Colombia, Israel, Finland, Russia, Australia, Sweden, Greece, China, Austria, France, Spain, Ukraine, Switzerland, Belguim, Spain, Portugal, Belarus, Ireland, Denmark, Italy, Mexico and more.

Tobias produced and co-produced several saleschart hits, including a UK Top 10, a german Top 10 and wrote and produced the 60th best-selling single of the whole year 2008 in Germany...

His reasoning:
Albeit being no mastering engineer, he noticed that quite often his own masters were very close to professional masters that cost quite some money to be done. Sometimes even better. Probably because these guys tend to get lazy and “just run them through their expensive stuff”.

Also noteworthy is that a lot of mastering engineers come from a completely different musical style/background that has nothing to do with electronic music at all. In the end he decided to start his own mix & mastering service and tried to make it as cheap as possible so that everyone can have access to these services and money doesn't dictate chances.

About the equipment

Mixer:

  • TASCAM DM3200 (48 Channel Expansion +Cards)
  • MOTU HD192, 24i/o, 308, 2408 Interfaces
Monitoring:
  • Klein & Hummel
  • ESI nEAR8
  • Yamaha NS20-m
Outboard:
  • Thermionic Culture "The Phoenix"
  • Neve 8803​ Sum EQ
  • Empirical Labs Fatso
  • Crane Song HEDD192
  • Eventide Eclipse
  • Lexicon PCM91
  • TC Electronix Fireworx
  • Mutronics Mutator

Instruments:
  • Studio Electronics SE01x
  • Virus Ti
  • Nord Rack 3
  • Korg Radias
  • Waldorf Blofeld
  • Elektron Machinedrum SPS1-UW
  • Elektron Monomachine
  • NI Maschine
  • Akai MPC Renaissance
  • lz-mastering.net

  • the most competitive pricing you will find.
  • the best time/price/quality ratio you can get.
  • specifically created for people on a budget.
  • Mastering:

  • 1 Track: EUR 14,99.-
  • 3 Tracks: EUR 29,99.- (9,99.- per track)
  • 5 Tracks: EUR 39,99.- (7,99.- per Track)

  • Delivery within 5 days. Used equipment depends on the source material. We don't run everything through our favorite gear just because we have it. No "One preset fits all" ideology.

    (For Labels: Monthly "Flat-Fee" Subscription available for maximal 30 Track per Month at only EUR 179,- Contact us!)

    Stem-Mixing

  • 1 Track: EUR 39,99.-
  • 3 Tracks: EUR 89,99.- (29,99.- per Track)
  • 5 Tracks: EUR 109,99.- (21,99.- per Track)

  • Stem-Mix limited to maximal 6 individual groups. Includes free Mastering!

    Delivery within 8 days. Suggested delivery of groups/stems by the following types for the best possible result: Kick, Drum Group without Kick, Bass Group, Effects Group and others.

    Full Mixdown

  • Full Mix (max. 16 single tracks) EUR 89,99.-
  • Full Mix (max. 24 single tracks) EUR 104,99.-
  • Full Mix (max. 32 single tracks) EUR 119,99.-

  • Let us do the Mixdown for your track on a Tascam DM-3200 48 Channel Desk with additional Outboard Equipment like Thermionic Culture, Empirical Labs, Neve and high-end hardware Effect-Gear from Eventide to Lexicon.

    Includes free Mastering!

    Special Services

    Ghost-Producing / Co-Producing:

  • EUR 199.- per Track.
  • EUR 399.- for 3-Track EP
  • 10 Track Album: EUR 999.-

  • Copyright Sharing STILL applies!
    Availability of service depends on schedule.
    Contact us first!

    Vocal recording: Send us some text,
    get recorded vocals back:
  • 10.- up to 5 words.
  • 30.- up to 20 words.
  • 50.- up to 50 words.
  • Get in touch!

    Ready to make your ideas sound better? Contact us to discuss the details. If you have any questions, special wishes or want to take advantage of our special services, just contact us & we’ll get you rolling. We usually respond within the next 12 hours except for the weekend.

    Some additional useful things to know about what you will get with our mastering:

    • A 1 minute A-B Preview .mp3 which will swap between master and your original Track every 2 bars.
    • You can send your own test-master to be used for this A-B comparison version.
    • Otherwise you will get an A-B preview between the lz-master and a "just loud" version of your track.
    • 2 mastering wav files per track. One closer to the original, one processed and EQd as we see fit.
    • You can still suggest changes to your master after listening, once per track only though.