Mastering articles are amongst our favorite here at AskAudio. So, we were a little skeptical when we first came across LANDR, an algorithm-based online mastering service. Joe Albano checks it out.
The loudness wars are upon us! Rory Furr shares 4 steps to using serial compression to boost your mixes without causing clipping or major distortion. In short get louder and keep your dynamics intact.
MasteringBOX want you to forget about "mastering in the box" and encourage you to get mastering done automatically in seconds via their online web app. Mastering of the masses has arrived!
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.
Outside of your DAW, there's not as many options available for mastering music as there used to be. Matt Vanacoro delves into Triumph by Audiofile Engineering to see if it fills the gap.
You have be aware of mid-side as a stereo mic recording technique, but it is also a mastering process. Joe Albano explores M-S processing can open up new possibilities when mastering a stereo file.
Have you thought about using reverb when mastering? Yes, I said reverb! To add some final sheen to your masterpiece, a bit of reverb can go a long way as Mo Volans shows in this video.
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.
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.
Ozone has long been a favorite of mastering engineers both novice and professional. Will iZotope's Ozone 6 be as compelling as its predecessors?
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.
This update to Steinberg’s workhorse mastering program offers significant new features, but do they represent enough value for current WaveLab users to pay for the upgrade?
PreSonus Studio One is more than capable of being your companion from song conception to completion. In this tutorial, Gary Hiebner shares 5 essential mastering tips Studio One users can enjoy.
Hollin Jones demonstrates how you can add that extra spit and shine to your finished mixes using Cubase's built-in tools.
Once your mix is finished you may decide to practice the dark art of mastering yourself. Interested? Then this tutorial by Matt Vanacoro will guide you safely through the process.