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.
It may surprise you that Pablo Picasso's philosophy on the creative process can be applied to music production. Shane Berry demonstrates how a world famous artist's vision can transform your sounds.
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.
An online audio mastering service? Before you turn away in disgust / delight read on... MasterBox presents the first ever mastering app for Android, and also provides EQ and loudness controls!
IK Multimedia's Lurssen Mastering for Mac/PC and for iPad looks to lower the difficulty level for producers who want to master their tracks in their own studios. Has mastering audio ever been easier?
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.
Steinberg tell us the latest iteration of their mastering & editing software apps, WaveLab Pro 9 & WaveLab Elements 9, feature an endless number of advanced tools for everyone wanting to master audio.
The new integration grants SONAR users access to LANDR’s quick and affordable mastering. It's certainly an interesting development for those wishing to apply quick mastering to tracks from Sonar.
Mastering decisions used to focus on whether you'd go DIY or send to a mastering engineer. Since LANDR, it's possible to get an automated master of your tracks in seconds. But which sounds better?
Ian Shepherd tells us the big issue for music is not loudness, but dynamics. With this in mind, Dynameter provides a real-time display of your track's dynamics in the form of an easy to use graph.