Mixing and mastering are two vital parts of the production process. But how do you know which kinds of processing to use at which stage? Joe Albano explains the unique requirements of both.
T-RackS pretty much started the software mastering revolution and brought advanced tools to home users for the first time. Now at version 5, Hollin Jones finds out what's changed...
Here are 10 things you might not have known about the workflow and features in Ozone 8's brand new EQ module - and these are just the tip of the iceberg.
With auto-mixing features and a wealth of other new tools and tricks, could iZotope's latest version of Neutron be just what the doctor ordered? Joe Albano gets into the fine detail.
Mastering is a key part of producing sound and music. These pro video courses will help you get to grips with the process, whatever your DAW or platform.
If you've ever wondered just what modern and vintage processing types are doing to your masters and which to choose, this short video from Matt Hepworth will explain all.
When there's no budget for mastering or you need to pre-master to show someone what the end results are likely to be, Waves' CLA Mixdown plug-in could be just the ticket - and an affordable one.
The sound of these legendary consoles can be heard on countless classic albums spanning many genres. Even in the software age you can still capture it, as Joe Albano explains.
We've all heard about the loudness wars, but what does the term actually mean? Matt Hepworth uses WaveLab plus some commercial tracks to show you just how loud music has got - and what to do about it.
Good news, with Spotify's latest announcement, the loudness wars may finally be coming to an end. So what does this mean for producers?
Mastering your music for the plethora of possible listening devices out there just got a whole lot easier, and you won't need to be a rocket scientist to use it.
Mandy Parnell has worked with countless artists including the Chemical Brothers, Max Richter, Jamie XX, Björk and Brian Eno. Her story is an inspiring one.
People might listen to your music on any one of thousands of devices. Here’s why you should listen back on as many as possible, and an insider tip on how to shortcut straight to the end of the process
Doing everything yourself can lead to a loss of perspective on the direction of your final master. Watch Joe Albano explain why this can be a problem, and how to fix it!
Mastering is the crucial last step in the production process. Here are some mastering apps that you should definitely check out.