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?
Understanding the acoustics of your working space is key to getting mixes that travel well, especially when it comes to low end. Joe Albano explains why.
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.
Understanding how loudness standards work can be crucial to mixing and mastering correctly for different target media. Shane Berry is here to guide you through the terminology.
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!
Nasty surprises when streaming your own music could be a thing of the past thanks to MasterCheck Pro with advanced metering and realtime codec previewing.
Mastering is the crucial last step in the production process. Here are some mastering apps that you should definitely check out.
Featuring over 70 crafted presets, iZotope Ozone 7 Elements provides a simpler way to master mixes and make them radio and streaming-ready.
Once you've finished mixing a track it's time to take it to the next level for playing live, radio play & release. Olav Basoski shares his Ableton Live mastering tips in this live video class.
So you want a free Ableton Live rack that features a multiband mid/side compressor ideal for mastering? You're in the right place. Here's how to use it, build it... and you can download it for free!
In an ideal world we'd send mixes to be professionally mastered. If you're looking to master, or pre-master, in Ableton Live this FREE audio effects rack from Manmade Mastering is a must-download.
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.
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.