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A lot of self made record label and artist have a misconception about what mastering is so I am going to give a quick overview of what mastering is. Mastering is the bridge between finish up your tracks in the studio and going to cd manufacturing. When you are done with your album you have a collection of tracks with different level peaks and different EQs. What mastering does it unifies all the tracks using EQs, compression, and other dynamic processors. It will give all the cd a consistent sound from track to track. Mastering can give the cd that extra overall level to compete with the major releases.  Mastering will ensure that your music will sound great on a car stereo, Ipods, and top of the line stereo systems. 


           One thing artists must understand is that the better the recording in a good studio, the better your mastering will return. So if you recorded by yourself in your garage(Nothing wrong with that) and you send your songs to mastering expecting them to fix the recording engineers glitches is not quite how it works. Another thing is that mastering does not really mean turn all the volume levels up on a song! People really think louder is better, when some one does that thinking it’s mastering they are just taking alot of head room. This is what we call the death of the dynamic. Just have an actual person that masters work on your album, you won’t regret it. With That said leave your comments or questions and Ill be sure to return with an answer.

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3 Comments

  1. Do You Offer A package For Mastering.
    And i have tried to find a solution to the volume glitches on my tracks.
    Hit me up at my email or myspace if u can.

    _Negative…

  2. Nice post thanks. Here’s some more info on Audio Mastering


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