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.
Here's an excerpt from the free live video Masterclass on Wavelab Pro 9 from the AskAudio Academy. In this video Matt Loel T Hepworth demonstrates how to easily add mid/side processing to any plug-in!
There are a number of online, automatic music master gin services available. CloudBounce uses machine learning for high-quality mastering and is now available at a low price for Tracktion T7.
Infected Mushroom and Waves Audio have combined forces to bring us an interesting take on multiband mastering in plug-in form. Gary Hiebner finds out what it is capable of in this review.
In this final part of the Cubase start to finish tutorial series Hollin Jones explores how to turn your mixes into masters and export them so the world can hear them.
The advice from most is to not have any effects on your master channel when mixing. However, Rich Tozzoli breaks away from convention to explore how a mastering chain can help your mixes.
Lurssen Mastering Console for iPad from IK Multimedia is pretty darn good. Make no doubt about that. So we think many producers will be pleased to know it's now available for iPhone too.
SoundCloud users now have a fast, effortless and cost-free solution for optimizing their audio for streaming. That is, SoundCloud users can now use LANDR's online AI mastering service for free.
If you're looking for pro audio mastering software, then WaveLab will be on your list. Version 9 adds more tools, smoother workflow, MasterRig, and a new interface to make mastering more manageable.