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mastering music is a highly specialized skill which makes use of state
of the art equipment and involves extensive training. It's a voodoo you
and I don't do!
A good mastering engineer will take your final mixes and produce a master disc ready for manufacturing and public consumption.
can find a good mastering engineer by looking at the back of CD's of
albums in your genre you like. You know the work of the engineer is
good because you like the way the album sounds.
Why not just do it yourself?
You wouldn't be reading this music mastering tutorial if you were a
mastering engineer! You can do it yourself of course, with training, experience and a ton of money to spend on your studio. Why bother, though?
It's so much easier for a pro mastering engineer to spot and correct issues and bring your track up to a radio- or club-ready standard. They come to the production with a fresh set of ears which you cannot do.
So, you won't find a
DIY music mastering tutorial below. You'll find guidelines you want to
consider when you send your album or tracks for mastering.
Things to consider while you mix...
mastering engineer will not be able to make bad mixes sound good so it
serves you well to watch for common issues during your mix down