Posts with tag mastering-mix

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Mixing Tips: Using a Mastering Chain To Kick Up The Mix

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.

Mastering Mistake To Avoid: Don't Get Mixed Up With Mixing & Mastering

It's common these days for the same person to mix and master the same track. There are plenty of potential problems for engineers to take this approach though. Joe Albano explains one pitfall here.

Can We Trust Robots to Master Our Music?

Many aspects of music production can be automated which can make our workflow much easier. But for the art & science of mastering, can advanced artificial intelligence replace the human engineer?

Music Production Techniques, Part 8: Limiting

Mastering is the final process when getting your music ready for the world to hear. Limiting is a big part of that. Mo Volans is on hand to help you understand the science and art of using Limiters.

Review: Tracktion Master Mix

The new Master Mix (3 multi-band compressor mastering plug-in with a host of useful features) has been available a few short weeks and G.W. Childs could barely hold himself back from reviewing it.

Mastering Your Music In The Box

There are plenty of times when you'll want to master your own music (or other musician's) in your home studio. But don't you need lots of expensive hardware? Maybe not. You can master in the box too.

Mastering Music: Achieving Loudness Without Ruining Dynamics

The Loudness Wars continue to rage. Some might say they've been won by the "loud as possible" group. But making your tracks louder need not ruin the dynamics as Joe Albano explains in detail.

Mastering: How Referencing the Real World Can Make Your Music Stand Out

When it comes down to it, "louder" isn't necessarily the only aspect of mastering you should be concerned with. Joe Albano explains why referencing other similar tracks is so important.

Music Production Know-How: Dithering Demystified

When you need to render or mix down your project to a stereo file in your DAW, going from 24-bit to 16-bit, you'll come across dithering options. Matt Vanacoro explains what it is and when to use it.

9 Essential Cubase Mastering Tips

Hollin Jones demonstrates how you can add that extra spit and shine to your finished mixes using Cubase's built-in tools.

AudioFile Releases Spectre 1.7

The latest major update to leading audio analysis suites, Spectre by Audiofile, is currently a Featured App and named a 'Best New App' on the Mac App Store. Find out more about it.

8 Tools for Mastering on a Budget

If money is tight and you need to master your tracks, there are tools available which you can use at home/in your studio which won't cost you the earth, but can help when mastering.

10 Things to Check Before Sending Your Mix to a Mastering Engineer

So, you've recorded, arranged and mixed your project'¦ but, you're not finished yet. If you decide to send your mix to be professionally mastered, here's 10 essential things to check first.

10 Essential Mastering Plug-ins

Which plug-ins are essentials when mastering your music? Mo Volans reveals his 10 essential mastering plug-ins'"some of which you might not have come across

5 Tips for Mastering EDM

A mastering engineer's instrument is a varied collection of hardware & software that brings out the best in any track. In this article Mo Volans shares 5 essential tips for mastering EDM or any genre.