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Mastering Part 4: How to prepare your final mix for mastering

Mastering Part 4: How to prepare your final mix for mastering

Mastering Part 4: How to Prepare Your Final Mix for Mastering by Leon J. Portelance, Okay, we’ve covered, “What is audio mastering?” in Part 1, “Can I, should I master my own tracks?” in Part 2, and “How to choose a mastering engineer,” in Part 3. Now let’s examine in Part 4, “How to prepare [...]

March 24, 2013 Leon Portelance
Leon Portelance
Audio Mastering 0

Mastering Part 3: How to find and choose a mastering engineer

Mastering Part 3: How to find and choose a mastering engineer

Mastering Part 3: How to Find and Choose a Mastering Engineer by Leon J. Portelance, In Part 1, we defined audio mastering and looked a little at the process, in Part 2, we discussed the options, pros and cons of mastering your own work or hiring a professional mastering engineer. In Part 3, we will [...]

March 18, 2013 Leon Portelance
Leon Portelance
Audio Mastering 1

Mastering Part 2: Can you, should you master your own songs?

Mastering Part 2: Can you, should you master your own songs?

Mastering Part 2: Can you, should you master your own songs? by Leon J. Portelance, In Part 1: “What is audio mastering?” we examined the definition of mastering and looked a bit at the process. In Part 2, we will examine the option of being your own mastering engineer or hiring someone else to master [...]

March 11, 2013 Leon Portelance
Leon Portelance
Audio Mastering 1

Mastering Part 1: What Is Audio Mastering?

Mastering Part 1: What Is Audio Mastering?

Mastering Part 1: What is Audio Mastering? by Leon J. Portelance, This is the first of a four part piece on audio mastering. Since I tend to wander and often get sidetracked, the discussion will likely also touch on music production and mixing, and the music business in general. In Part 1, we will examine [...]

March 7, 2013 Leon Portelance
Leon Portelance
Audio Mastering 2

What’s The Difference Between Mixing And Mastering? Mixing Vs. Mastering

What’s The Difference Between Mixing And Mastering? Mixing Vs. Mastering

What’s The Difference Between Mixing And Mastering? One of the most frequently asked questions throughout music production communities is “what is the difference between mixing and mastering?” Many times the two words get thrown around like they’re the same thing, and as confusing as it might appear throughout music production forums and other “producer hangouts” [...]

February 26, 2013 Ayron Thelen
Ayron Thelen
Audio Mastering, Mixing and Effects, Music Production 5

Considerations of the Mastering Engineer

Considerations of the Mastering Engineer

Considerations of the Mastering Engineer This is a guest post from mastering engineer Barry Gardner who operates SafeandSound Mastering - A mastering studio proficient in mastering electronic dance music. More Than Just Software Plugins: If you read enough audio forums you could easily be lead to believe that mastering is done with a type of software. Mastering limiter, [...]

February 21, 2013 Barry Gardner
Barry Gardner
Audio Mastering 0

The Difference Between Stereo and Stem Mastering

The Difference Between Stereo and Stem Mastering

The Difference Between Stereo And Stem Mastering This is a guest post fom Barry Gardner who operates SafeandSound mastering studio, explaining what stem mastering is and how it differs from standard stereo mastering. Stereo Audio Mastering The procedure of mastering is traditionally one of working with 2 track tapes or 2 track stereo interleaved files. [...]

February 6, 2013 Barry Gardner
Barry Gardner
Audio Mastering 3

What Is Audio Mastering and How Has It’s Role Changed?

What Is Audio Mastering and How Has It’s Role Changed?

What is Audio Mastering, And How Has It’s Role Changed? This is a guest post from mastering engineer Barry Gardner, the sole mastering engineer at SafeandSound Audio Mastering Audio mastering is seen as a bit of a dark art or mysterious in nature, the reality could not be further from the truth. It seems to [...]

February 3, 2013 Barry Gardner
Barry Gardner
Audio Mastering 0