Mastering in general
A finished master will sound as good or better than your original mix.
When you hire me for my services , you are paying me for my experienced ears.
I will listen to your work objectively, and will make sonic adjustments
to help your tracks translate to the largest variety of sound systems outside your own systems
High end / low end home systems
public show systems
Media devices , Tv / Radio / store audio
Youtube / soundcloud
Online music stores
It is important to understand that a mastering engineer cannot add fidelity that is not already there.
Even with the very best equipment, if your recording or mix has serious quality issues,
there is little that can be done other than compensate for it.
Mastering will make your mixes more of what they already are.
If your mixes are already clear, dynamic and exciting to listen to,
then quality audio mastering will make them even more dynamic and exciting,
helping to enhance their best qualities.
Service is also important, because music mastering is a partnership between the Mastering engineer
and the music producer. It is an important relationship because we will care about the quality
of your finished product every bit as much as you do. Great mastering engineers are perfectionists,
and will stop at nothing to "get it perfect". They are honest with you, and will educate you about the mastering process.
Bearing that in mind, it's important to find a mastering engineer that can accept your feedback and creative input.
Why the Mastering Engineer is Vital
The mastering engineer is the last in a long chain of professionals
who can creatively change and improve the quality of your music.
They look at the overall ‘picture’ of the music, and they use lots of different mastering tools
to process and fine-tune what they hear to try to improve what they’re listening to.
We use a room and monitors we know inside out and that will reveal everything that is really happening in the track
First I listen and relisten and make notes of all the things I can find that needs improvements
every recording every mix is different just like every voice and every Microphone or preamp give s a different result
so there is no 1 or not even 1000 presets to fix it ,
Every approach is custom
as a mastering engineer I am trained to hear all subtle things that are going on
so I know how things should sound so they translate well to all other systems
How the Mastering Engineer Works
there are a some core jobs in the mastering studio that must be taken care of:
Stereo and Mono balance throughout the spectrum
Song sequencing album ep
Top and tailing
adding requested fx
Output to final medium of choice
Just like modern-day recording studios, we use a combination of hardware and software.
High-quality analog-to-digital (A/D) and digital-to-analog (D/A) converters
High end cables and acoustic treated rooms for monitoring