Mastering

Is mastering a ‘black art’ best left to the professionals, or with the right technology, is it something that anyone can attempt?

Mastering
Mastering
  1. 1.
    Introduction
  2. 2.
    Introduction
  3. 3.
    The mastering studio, the mastering engineer and his tasks
  4. 4.
    Compiling
  5. 5.
    Dynamic processing: The compressor and other tools
  6. 6.
    Frequency processing: Equaliser and Filter
  7. 7.
    Multi band compressors
  8. 8.
    Dynamic Equalisers
  9. 9.
    M/S processing
  10. 10.
    Distortion, psychoacoustics and space
  11. 11.
    De-noising and other restoration tools
  12. 12.
    Up and down Mixes, Stem Mixing
  13. 13.
    Target medium
  14. 14.
    Visual aids
  15. 15.
    Requirements for hard- and software
  16. 16.
    Conclusion and current deals

Welcome to our comprehensive online guide to mastering. Here, you can learn about what mastering is and what happens during the process.

Mastering is often perceived as a mystery or secret, but it essentially comprises similar elements as mixing. There are, however, some peculiarities, special techniques and opportunities. In this guide, we will explain what to watch out for when mastering, and which tools you will need.

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