Mastering

Stem Mastering: Working with Individual Mix Components

If you're a music producer or mixer, you may have heard about stem mastering but aren't quite sure what it is or how it works. In this post, we'll break down the ins and outs of stem mastering so you...

Home vs Pro Mastering – Can You Master Well at Home?

So you’ve finished mixing your tracks and now you’re wondering - should I master these myself or hire a professional mastering engineer? It’s an important question. Mastering is the final creative step before releasing your music to the world, so...

Analog vs Digital Mastering: Pros and Cons

Should you use analog hardware or digital plugins when mastering? This is a hotly debated topic.Purists insist that analog gear imparts unparalleled warmth and depth. But supporters of digital processing point to the precision, flexibility, and convenience of plugins.So...

Mastering for Vinyl: Best Practices for the Analog Format

With vinyl sales on a steady rise, more artists and labels are preparing their music for release on this nostalgic analog format. However, mastering for vinyl requires a different approach compared to digital formats. The unique technical characteristics of records...

The ABCs of Mastering for Streaming Platforms

Ready to make your music sound stellar on all those popular streaming platforms out there?With giants like Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube reigning over the music landscape, you're going to need to become a wizard at mastering your music...

Expert Tips To Make Your Song Louder Without Losing Quality

So why does professional music sound so… professional? And, more importantly, why doesn’t yours?

What is LUFS Meter and How to Use it in Mastering

A LUFS Meter is a meter that measures, analyzes, and displays the LUFS levels of a piece of music or song. LUFS stands for Loudness Units Full Scale, and as opposed to measuring the highest levels of a song,...
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