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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Mastering is the crucial last step in the production process. Here are some mastering apps that you should definitely check out.
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.
Here's an excerpt from the free live video Masterclass on Wavelab Pro 9 from the AskAudio Academy. In this video Matt Loel T Hepworth demonstrates how to easily add mid/side processing to any plug-in!
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.
Infected Mushroom and Waves Audio have combined forces to bring us an interesting take on multiband mastering in plug-in form. Gary Hiebner finds out what it is capable of in this review.
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.