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Friday, 23 August 2013

Great Article on What Mastering Is, and Is Not


Here's an article posted on MusicThinkTank.com, talking about the nature of Mastering, what it can do, and what its limitations are.

It is written by a professional mastering engineer BARRY GARDNER. That makes him the best person to talk about the topic. http://www.musicthinktank.com/mtt-open/dispelling-the-myths-surrounding-audio-mastering.html

From a common set of misconception about mastering, some which are popular even within the music and recording industry, Barry sets out to explain what mastering actually involves, and why this process is so integral and necessary that every track that intends to be commercially aired, licensed and sold (even audio material mixed by very established studios and mixing engineers) always get sent through mastering process after mixing is done.

If like me, you have been always feeling a little confused by the difference between a mixing engineer's job and a mastering engineer's job, and you are wondering, "What exactly DOES a mastering engineer do?", this article will definitely be a beneficial read.