Mastering at Home — Part 9 - The Use of Stereo Enhancers While Mastering Music
Today, our journey across the mastering world takes us into the slippery terrain of stereo enhancers.
Mastering at Home — Part 8 - A Guide to Using Harmonic Exciters and Enhancers in Mastering
This eighth episode of our home mastering series will deal with harmonic exciters, harmonic enhancers and company.
Mastering at Home - Part 7 - A Guide to Multi-Band Compression in Mastering
In the previous article, we addressed compression within the context of home mastering with a classic compressor. It's time now to tackle multi-band compression.
Mastering at Home — Part 6 - How to Use Compression While Mastering
Today we will focus on compression, another important aspect of the mastering process that's often misunderstood.
Mastering at Home - Part 5 - How to Use EQ when Mastering — In Practice
The latest installment of our Mastering at Home series deals with some common situations when using an equalizer.
Why Headroom is Important - Keep Your Levels Down and Your Headroom Up, and Your Music Will Sound Better
You’ve probably heard the term “headroom” thrown around a lot. What it is, essentially, is a margin of safety between the loudest peaks of your track — or tracks, in the case of a mix — and 0 dB on your DAW’s meter, where your signal starts to clip and digital distortion can rear its ugly head. The difference between the peaks and 0 dBFS is your h…
Mastering at Home - Part 4 - How to Use EQ In Mastering — The Theory
In mastering, EQing could be your best friend or your worst enemy. Which of the two depends on your grasp of the word: subtlety!
Mastering at Home - Part 3 - A Great Workflow for Mastering Music at Home
In this third part of our Home Mastering series, we will write about the process to follow in order to make the right decisions at the right time.
Mastering at Home - Part 2 - Prepare for Your Mastering Session
In this installment, we'll offer some tips that will simplify your life when mastering.
Mastering at Home - Part 1 - An Introduction to Mastering Audio
If you're fortunate enough to be able to afford professional mastering with a dedicated engineer in a well-designed and equipped mastering studio, that's clearly the route to the best quality results. But what if that's just not possible?