Mastering is the final step in the production process. Equally important as the mix, mastering can make or break a great mix. A good way to describe the end result of a good master is that it imparts a a special magic to track(s). The mastering engineer is responsible for final equalization, leveling, and dynamics processing and song spacing of the two-track mix. As well, they add proper codes to the master for CD the replication plant.
When the budget allows, we always try to have a have the project mastered by a reputable and well known mastering house. They are worth their weight in gold! When budget doesn’t allow, we can master it, but would much rather have a “second pair of golden ears” for this process.Coming Soon!