Lion and Fox Recording Studios is much more than just a great place to make music -- we serve some of the greatest artists, events, venues and corporations in the world.

We have infused the distinctive lionfox sound into an extensive collection of great recordings from around the world including great tracks recorded in our Washington, DC recording studios.

Please join our history and memories. Experience the lionfox sound.

Due to the demands of modern day media, mastering is more critical than ever for the quality of your production. Mastering is the final step in audio production. It is ultimately the physical creation of your final product. At lionfoxmastering we work in a controlled and calibrated acoustic environment, with calibrated metering, and with experience in industry norms for levels, and tone. Understanding these norms with regard to specific genres remain a constant expertise at lionfoxmastering. CD Masters, Mastering for iTunes and handling of all your digital needs are all part of your lionfoxmastering experience. Please contact Mike Caplan to discuss your project. mike@lionfox.com

Mastering Credits


How much will it cost??

A typical 12 song CD will cost $700 (give or take) to master. We will create a CD replication master or a DDP master, and make high quality mastered for iTunes wav files of each song. These .wav files can also be used to make your digital download files. Our studio rate is $75 per hour which will determine the actual cost of your master. If you have just a single track it will cost $100 to create a master file. Additionally, we can provide high quality Mp3s tagged with artwork that you provide us. These rates allows us the proper time become very familiar and make your project very nice.

What formats should I send?

The best file format for the mixes that you send us is 24 bit WAV files. 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k and 96k Hz sample rates are all good but It is important that the mixes are 24 bit for best quality. The sample rate should be the same rate as your multi-track project. Do not re-sample your mixes, better that we do if necessary. Send us first generation files. Do not mix to Mp3 files. Mp3 is good for reference mixes and emails but is low quality. WAV is high quality.


What text information is needed?

Text information will be embedded in the master as CD text and used for reports that are generated. It is very important to include the proper spelling for:
CD title:
CD Artist:
Song Titles:
Song order.

Final Delivery 

Final Delivery of Your Mastered Tracks

Delivery via Samply App:

  • Seamless Delivery: We use the Samply app to deliver your final mastered tracks, ensuring a smooth and efficient transfer. The app provides a secure and user-friendly platform for receiving and reviewing your files.
  • Access Anywhere: With Samply, you can access your mastered tracks from anywhere, whether you're on your computer or mobile device. This flexibility allows you to review your masters on various listening setups, ensuring they sound great in any environment.

How It Works:

  • Notification: Once your final masters are ready, you will receive a notification from the Samply app with a link to download the files.
  • Easy Download: Simply click the link, and you'll be able to download your mastered tracks in your preferred formats. The app supports various file formats, making it easy to get the exact files you need for distribution or further production.
  • Download Security: Choose wether downloads are on or OFF.

Benefits of Using Samply:

  • High-Quality Audio: Samply ensures that the audio quality of your masters is preserved during delivery. You'll receive your tracks in the highest possible quality, just as we intended.
  • Collaboration Features: The app includes features that facilitate feedback and collaboration. You can leave comments, share the files with your team, and manage revisions seamlessly within the platform.

By using the Samply app, we streamline the delivery process, making it convenient and efficient for you to receive and review your mastered tracks. This approach ensures that you get the highest quality audio files with the flexibility to access and manage them easily