What is mastering?


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What is mastering?

So after you've done all your mixing and you've gotten your music into a mixdown, the next step is to look into mastering. So what is mastering? It's the process of taking your final mixes and making the last round of tweaks and enhancements to make sure that your sounds sound as good as possible. We want to make sure that when they go out there into the world and they sit next to other recordings, they seem as loud, and as full range as those recordings, and we want to make sure that if they're in a digital file format going out to be burnt to a CD, they are in the right format and they are trimmed and tidy.

It's also the process of trying to get those files out of our dock and onto a drive, or into some other world. So after you've completed your mix, the next thing you want to do is take your final mixdown files and master them. So what is mastering? Essentially, it's the last step. It's taking your mixdowns to the next level. You are not thinking about in...

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