We discuss the largest factors that go into answering the age-old question of how loud you should master your music.
We spoke with three industry professionals to learn abou how, when, and why you should work with a mastering engineer.
We use the Maximizer module in iZotope’s Ozone 9 Elements to demonstrate how to bring our track up to commercial loudness.
In this article, we use the Imager module in iZotope’s Ozone 9 Elements to demonstrate how to enhance the stereo image of our masters.
In this article, we use iZotope’s Ozone 9 Elements to demonstrate how to use EQ effectively to achieve a tonally-balanced master.
Explore preparation techniques for delivering masters on platforms and stores such as Spotify, iTunes, and more.
Explore how limiting and clipping can be used intelligently to create a commercially competitive master.
Learn helpful compression techniques and guidelines that are unique to the context of mastering.
Learn EQ techniques that will help you balance the frequency spectrum and add clarity to your masters.
Learn about how signal flow and metering are essential components of mastering that help set up your master for success.
Let’s kick off our introductory guide to mastering by asking ourselves the obvious (but important) question: What is mastering?
Are you never sure when your master’s ‘good enough?’ Let’s explore four practices that’ll help you master (and move on) with confidence.