Posts with tag mastering-music

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New Loudness Trends in Music Mastering

You may have heard of the Loudness Wars, but there's a whole new landscape emerging when it comes to levels. Joe Albano explains where the industry is heading.

How To Prepare Tracks For Mastering Using Master Fader Automation

Creating clean, smooth fades at the start and end of tracks ensures no unwanted noise makes it through to the mastering stage when you're finishing your tracks. Here's how it works.

Review: Steinberg WaveLab 9.5

Steinberg's much-loved mastering and wave editing suite gets a facelift as well as some powerful new tools. Hollin Jones puts WaveLab 9.5 to the test.

Essential Production Concepts: Mixing Vs. Mastering

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.

Review: iZotope Ozone 8

O8 (AKA Ozone 8) is the newest element on the iZotope periodic table, but will people bond with it? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes a look at its properties.

Unlock The Secrets Of Mastering With These 3 Short Videos

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.

Vintage Vs Modern Processing In iZotope Ozone 8

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.

Review: Magix SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12

Affordable wave editing software doesn't have to come with compromises. Hollin Jones found SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 to be surprisingly powerful, even with ridiculously low system requirements.

Review: Waves CLA Mixdown

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.

This Video Demystifies The Loudness Wars

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.

Spotify Drops Loudness Target to -14 LUFS. What Does This Mean For Producers?

Good news, with Spotify's latest announcement, the loudness wars may finally be coming to an end. So what does this mean for producers?

Watch Out When Mixing Low End: Standing Waves & Room Modes

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.

Meet The Woman At The Top Of The Mastering Business

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.

How Loudness Standards Relate To EDM And Club Music Production

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.

Here’s Why You Should Test Your Mixes On Multiple Playback Devices

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