High-end mastering services for CD, Digital distribution and Vinyl
Competitive mastering rates and quick turnaround times
Attended sessions or online mastering of your choice
Ideal location in the city heart of Stockholm, Sweden
Mastering is both an art and a science. It is the technical and creative act of balancing, equalizing, compressing and enhancing your analogue or digital recording to reach its maximum potential. Mastering is the last stage of the recording process, completed before a recording is transferred to compact disc, digital downloads, streaming or vinyl.
Cosmos Mastering opened in 1997 with the intent of creating the best sounding masters possible, without compromise.
Our great sounding studios offer a wide array of the best classic analogue equipment and the most advanced modern digital sound tools, all in a precise and acoustically neutral listening environment.
When Cosmos Mastering lays the finishing touch on your recording, you not only get the great sound you’d expect, but also a guaranteed top quality product. You, as a customer, can be safe in the knowledge that your final product is compliant with the highest standards of todays music industry.
The biggest reason for our success, however, is the outstanding quality of our mastering engineers. Using both their technical skills and their artistic sensibilities, their goal is always to exceed the expectations of our customers. In the end, that’s what it finally comes down to – the human behind it all. We look forward to working with you.
Cosmos Mastering is perfectly situated in the Bruno Galleria at the heart of the bustling shopping district of Södermalm, south central part of Stockholm; an environment characterized by other companies working in music, fashion, media and advertisement. Our location is also close to restaurants and bars, hotels and public transportation.
In the Galleria itself you can have a coffee in a lounge environment, dine in the top class restaurant, have a drink in the bar or go shopping in a real fashion oasis. Summertime you can also visit the terrace-bar, and at night the Galleria turns into a club with different themes and DJ’s.
The studios overlook the roofs of Södermalm and are flooded by sun and daylight. The unique atmosphere with spacious rooms, high ceiling and scandinavian design is always appreciated by our customers, as well as free Wi-Fi and the best coffee in town.
The acoustic design is made by Ingemar Ohlsson, Audio Data Lab, and built by Studiobyggarna. Our gear is selected without compromise, hand-picked from the best analogue and digital equipment available.
Console: Cosmos Mastering Console - custom built mastering console and monitor section Analogue Equalization: PrismSound Maselec MEA-2, modified EAR 825Q API 5502, modified AVALON AD2055 Dolby Spectral Processor model 740 Analogue Dynamics: Elysia Alpha Compressor, modified MANLEY Variable-MU SSL G384, modified Digital processing: PrismSound Dream ADA-8 S, AD/DA converters WEISS EQ-1 MK 2, digital EQ ProTools HD Samplitude Sequoia Lynx Waves Brainworks Sonic NoNoise Monitoring: Dynaudio Acoustics/Munro Design C3 Harman Kardon Class-A Misc: Otari 1/2” and 1/4” tape recorders, Dolby SR and A noisereduction XTA Electronics spectrum analyzer
Use our Cosmos Mastering Full Service if you want to book a session for your work at a specific time available together with a specified engineer. You are also welcome to attend the session. Ideal if you want a personal service with the option for revisions. This is also your choice if you want your songs put together into an album with the right spacing between tracks, or if you want to make a Single, EP, Album CD-premaster or DDP-master with CD-Text Information (Artist, Title, Track Names, etc) and ISRC Codes for Distribution Rights. 1/2” or 1/4” Analogue Tape Recorders are available, and you can also get your mastering done specifically for Vinyl. Noise Reduction, Sound Restoration, Sound Editing, Stem-Mastering and Mastering for iTunes are also optional. All work is charged by the hour. Send an e-mail for pricing or to book a session.
Our online mastering service, Cosmos Mastering Online, is ideal if you don’t require an attended session. It’s a cost efficient and convenient way of getting your music mastered. All Cosmos Online sessions are carried out by the same award-winning mastering engineers listed in the Engineers section, using the same kit, techniques, care and attention as any other session. Order your online session by clicking “Order Mastering” below. You will be redirected to our Paypal shop and make your payment. Upload your music (preferably WAV 24bit, 44.1kHz or higher) by clicking “Upload Your Music” below and you will be redirected to our Wetransfer upload page. Please also describe your order in the message field and supply your contact info. Your masters will be delivered within 7 days.
Cosmos Mastering is authorized by Apple to make Mastered for iTunes files.
Our Mastering Engineers know their craft.
Our senior engineers have spent more than 30 years each in the music business. Coming from careers as musicians, producers and mixing engineers, they live and breath music every day. This separates them from engineers at many other mastering houses, since they bring not only a knowledge of music technology, but more importantly, a musical insight invaluable to your project. They cover all genres of music.
Music has always been a big part of Hoffe’s life. It all started with drums, and besides playing, he also recorded and mixed his and other local bands with his 8-track. His love of well-produced symphonic and prog rock together with his interest in gear also turned him into a real Hifi-nerd.
Christofer started his professional career at Sony Music Studios in 1990 as inhouse-engineer, and was soon appointed Studio Manager. There he recorded and mixed numerous Sony artists including Sophie Zelmani, Bo Kaspers Orkester, Irma and Zzaj among others. In 1997 he was recruited by Cosmos Studios for their new mastering branch, Cosmos Mastering.
Today he is part owner.
A selection of his mastering work includes Britney Spears, Agneta Fältskog, Therese, Darin, Noonie Bao, Danny Saucedo, Hov1, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Olle Ljungström, Kent, The Ark, Thåström, Ane Brun, Tingsek, Frida Hyvönen, Eva Dahlgren, Tomas Andersson Wij, Timbuktu, Ken, Stor, Mwuana, Jonas Kullhammar, Goran Kajfes, Christian Falk etc.
Sören started out as an independent keyboard player and synth programmer in the 80’s. As a producer and composer he has had great success with artists as Ace of Base, Human League and Peter Andre etc. His knowledge and experience is second to none, and he masters the whole process of modern music making.
With a big interest in sounds and technology, together with a musical ear and long time experience he has also become one of the leading mixing engineers in Sweden, lately tweaking the knobs for international hits from Alan Walker, Kygo, NONONO, Sia, Madcon, Tove Lo and Johnossi to name a few, and has since 1996 been running Basecamp Studios as his base. His mixing skills also attracted Cosmos Mastering and in 2001 he was persuaded to join the team. Since then he has enjoyed a steady flow of great records and interesting artists. Today he is also partner of Cosmos Mastering.
A selection of his mastering work includes names as Alan Walker, Kygo, Dada Life, Veronica Maggio, Oskar Linnros & Daniel Adams-Ray, State of Sound, Loreen, Titiyo, Sabina Ddumba, Lorentz, Petter, Cezinando, Ison & Fille, Adam Tensta, Yung Lean, Karpe Diem, NONONO, The Hives, Johnossi, Shout Out Louds, Dan Reed Network, Candlemass, Entombed, Fläskkvartetten, Jenny Wilson, Vanbot, Jennie Abrahamson etc.
Niek Meul grew up in Ghent, Belgium, and has over 20 years of experience in studio work at the highest European level. With his band Das Pop, he toured Europe and topped the charts with several singles and albums.
As a producer, he has recorded and worked with bands such as The Hickey Underworld, Lawrence Arabia, Neeka and Drums Are For Parades in classic studios like Konk (London), Toe Rag Studio (London), ICP (Brussels), Jet Studio (Brussels), Water Music Studio (New York).
Niek moved to Stockholm in 2011 and kept his love for analog, classic, studio gear. He has extensive experience as a mixer and studio technician in various genres from Rock and Pop to Hip Hop. Niek has worked at Cosmos Mastering since 2013, where he has mastered the music of bands such as Blank, Oracle North, Kaah, High Hi, Byron Bay, Fjaet, St. Granson, Shylips and Rheinzand to name a few.
As well as his colleagues, Johan has a life-long history of music-making and is a much appreciated addition to the Cosmos Mastering team. He began writing songs as a teenager, and was already a multi-instrumentalist. Since then, he has participated in several projects and has been dedicated to the process of making great sounding records.
Only in his teens, he was also touring with his band, recording, producing and mixing music, which also led him to university studies in audio engineering.
Cosmos Mastering lay their eyes on him after numerous sessions on the records Johan either produced, mixed or was a musician on. They offered him an internship, and today he is a regular member of the team at Cosmos Mastering.
A selection of his work includes Hov1, Lune, Ken Ring, Adrijana, ODZ,Kikki Danielsson, Näääk & Nimo, Beri, Antonio D, Adam Kanyama, You Won, Jarami, E.A Lundqvist, Alex Ceesay, Ebbot Lundberg, Tingsek, Dani M, Viktor Ax, Nguvo, WoodzSTHLM, Just D, OH MY! etc.
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