Compression in the Volume Wars - The Loudness War - Part 2Learning
Today we'll continue our series on the volume wars. This time, we'll focus on mainly on compression.
A multitalented producer/engineer who masters all his p… - Joey Sturgis Has it CoveredLearning
For bands on the alternative metal scene who have an album to record, Joey Sturgis is the closest thing to a one-stop shop. He’s a producer, songwriter, guitarist, as well as a tracking, mixing and …
Colin Leonard takes the analog path to mastering success - It's About the VibeLearning
Colin Leonard, owner and engineer of SING Mastering in Atlanta, has to be ready to handle any musical style that comes his way. “I could go from Gaelic Christmas music to hardcore hip-hop to pop to …
Mastering at Home - Part 22 - How to Use Volume in MasteringLearning
This penultimate article in our series dedicated to mastering at home is surely the one you've all been waiting for. Indeed, today we will talk about a couple of tricks to get a really HUGE sound. Bu…
Mastering at Home - Part 21 - Best Audio Formats When Rendering a Mastered TrackLearning
In this antepenultimate installment, we'll discuss several points that you need to bear in mind to get an optimal final result, depending on how your music will be distributed.
Mastering at Home - Part 20 - Tips for Using the Oscilloscope When Mastering MusicLearning
To finish with the helping tools for mastering, in this installment we'll talk about the oscilloscope — very often underestimated by home studio owners — and a utilitarian plug-in, which, even if not…
Mastering at Home - Part 19 - Audio Norms in Mastering MusicLearning
Today we'll talk about a delicate — but very useful — subject, namely the firewalls that can help you avoid being yet another victim of the loudness war.
Mastering at Home - Part 18 - Plugins to Help Analyze Levels When Mastering MusicLearning
In this installment we'll talk about plug-ins that allow you to visualize levels correctly — after all, whether you like it or not, mastering has become synonymous with volume, so it's a good idea to…
Mastering at Home - Part 17 - The Stereo Image in Mastering MusicLearning
Following up on our series of articles dedicated to useful tools for mastering at home, this time we will focus on plug-ins that allow you to analyze the stereo image.
Mastering at Home - Part 16 - How to Use the Spectrum Analyzer in Mastering MusicLearning
The time has come to explore the territory of analyzers of all sorts, which will prove to be very helpful within the context of mastering at home. This week we will deal with the spectrum analyzer, a…
Mastering at Home - Part 14 - Best ways to Use Dithering When Mastering MusicLearning
In this 14th episode, we will deal with a mysterious stage in the mastering chain: Dithering
Mastering at Home - Part 13 - Key Tips on Using a Limiter While Mastering MusicLearning
This week we will tackle a landmark in the mastering chain — the limiter.
Mastering at Home - Part 12 - EQ Automation When Mastering MusicLearning
Before moving on to the next processor in the mastering chain — the limiter/maximizer — it's appropriate to talk about a topic often overlooked by many people learning to master: Automation.
Mastering at Home — Part 11 - Guide to Mid-Side Processing When MasteringLearning
In this new installment of our article series dedicated to mastering at home, we will delve into the world of mid-side processing.
Mastering at Home - Part 10 - How to Use Reverb When MasteringLearning
In this tenth episode, we will tackle an effect that is seldom used by people starting out in mastering, namely, reverb.