Mastering

15 mastering tips from pros

Now that you're done composing and recording, it's time to take on the final step: Mastering. Let these experts share with you their mastering tips and tricks.

Mastering advice from the pros

Often the best method of really understanding the mastering process is to speak to a seasoned mastering engineer, and the following individuals more than fit that bill. Let’s turn over to them and get some insight into their approaches and perspectives on the intricacies of mastering.

Mastering at home with WaveLab

Despite the flexibility of modern DAWs, there are some tools out there that make home mastering a much more straightforward – and professional sounding – endeavour. Steinberg’s WaveLab is perhaps the king of these mastering-in-the-box solutions. Here’s why...

A step-by-step guide to stem mastering

We’ve explored the principles and the underlying therory, so now it’s time to get our hands dirty and stem-master a track, using Steinberg’s flexible Nuendo software – though this process is applicable to any DAW.

An introduction to stem mastering

As we near the end of the decade, the once ‘dark art’ of mastering has now become a widely understood and documented process. In this feature, we’ll explore some of the newer innovations in this most vital of processes, including a guide to getting hands-on with stem mastering.
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