Audio Mastering: Is It Required? Nov 4, 2010 3:57:19 GMT -5
Post by partila on Nov 4, 2010 3:57:19 GMT -5
Mastering is the very final stage of music production. It is the stage that renders it the professional quality. In the mastering stage, your music transforms or grows into a professional track. The mastering engineer listens to the recorded and mixed track to find out the inadequacies in the song. Once they are detected, the mastering engineer fine-tunes it accordingly. Even the most experienced recording engineer may not be able to detect certain drawbacks in the songs. This is due to the constant hearing of the song which overshadows the small defects. However when the mastering engineer listens to the song with fresh ears, he or she is able to detect them easily. These errors are then rectified in the mastering stage, to make the track professional. By mastering the recorded track, every small detail is taken care of. The mastering process renders it the finish and the fine-tuning that it deserves to make it sound professional. Professional sounding tracks are valuable in catching the public attention in the competitive music industry. The mastering engineers add the finesse that the track deserves to stand out. They know where to add the eq and compression that is utterly important for the sweetness element in the track. The engineer reduces the noise in the background to make the track sound sweeter, louder and clearer. When there are multiple tracks in an album, the mastering adds consistency to the track. This is done by fixing the gap between the sings, leveling the volumes of the track, improving the loudness etc.