So, What is Mastering..?
Mastering is the final stage/part of the production process. It involves an experienced engineer (in an acoustically controlled space) lending an objective ear to your final mixes to see how they could be improved. Sometimes a mix is so good that it needs no extra help, but you need the critical/objective ears of your Mastering Engineer to help decide that for you.
If extra help is needed, the Mastering Engineer will use the tools at their disposal, hopefully only needing to apply some judicious Equalisation, Audio Compression and Peak Limiting (in the Analogue or Digital domain) to help bring your mix to life.
Across a collection of songs, or an album, a seasoned Mastering Engineer will be able provide continuity and establish a relationship between your tracks that will make them sound like they belong together. With modern recordings taking place at various different times and in different studios, it is incredibly important to make your record flow and feel like a journey.
The bottom line is, the Mastering process and the Mastering Engineer will make your music sound ‘finished’ and ‘like a record’! This is what we do everyday across a wide range of genres and for a variety of formats.
Depending on what format you choose to release your music on will determine which Masters you need. We deliver Masters according to the specifications of it’s release so no extra degrading of audio quality is required. For more information about the different Master types that we offer click here.
To see what our clients think of our Mastering check out our Testimonials page…