Mastering Explained

What is mastering?

Mastering is a post production process of preparing your music tracks and providing the final touches for equalization, stereo configuration, compression, and more. Professional equipment and the trained ear of an experienced sound engineer are necessary to provide the proper sound that gives music its heart and soul, so without mastering your music isn't living up to its full potential. In short, mastering is a decisive gateway between the creation and consumption of your music.

Preparing to have your track mastered

To prepare to have your track mastered on any offering, we recommend the following settings:

  • 44khz at 32 bit stereo WAV
  • 6dB of headroom on the master bus
  • No compression or limiting on the master bus; 6dB of headroom

Doing this will ensure that any drag and drop solution or mastering engineer has the sufficient "space" available to deliver a quality and finished Master.

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