Mastering is an important part so audio production. It’s the last process that is carried out to make a record ready for release. I got a question sent to me on a music production forum about whether you could master a song twice or not. In this post I’m going to cover this topic in […]
How Do You Tell If A Track Is Mastered?
As audiophiles we all crave high quality sounding music which is why we spend so much time trying to perfect our mixes and masters. It’s not easy work and requires a certain level of tenacity and a commendable skillset. However, once you’re done with the record, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the fruits […]
Can You Master A WAV file?
In today’s world we are privileged to collaborate with other music producers in order to not only share ideas but also create great music together. If you have collaborated before in mixing or mastering then you know that its essential to send and receive the right files for mastering because there are certain rules. For […]
Why Is Mastering So Hard?
Music production is challenging work that requires both passion and good technical skills to get right. In this post we are focusing on mastering, specifically; why it is so challenging for most people. Mastering is the last stage in the music production process but before you even get to renaming your track in order to […]
How Do I Fix An Over Compressed Sound?
In audio mixing we rely on a number of tools both physical and digital to help us carry out our work properly. Compression is one of those tools. It is mostly in digital form nowadays because most DAWs come with such effects.. The role of Compression in audio is to fix dynamic range which is […]
Is Volume Automation Important?
Automation is a huge part of audio production. It makes work easier because it allows us to control specific things automatically. Back in the day, audio production relied on the use of tape which was pretty much a harder way of producing. Every control pretty much had to be handled by hand, by the engineer. […]
Can You Automate Compression?
In recording and processing audio digitally, we rely on various tools to help up get to the desired goal. One important tool in audio processing is called a compressor. This is a term you’ve probably come across a number of times if you’re a music producer or sound engineer. Compression is simply a tool for […]
How You Can Get Better At Mixing And Mastering
We get into various careers in order to excel in those fields. Music production is one career that is known to have a very steep learning curve. Especially mixing and mastering. Mixing and mastering are two of the most important parts of music production and one has to have a good idea of them in […]
Do We Hear In Analogue?
Sounds themselves are analog signals. We have the liberty to choose to record these sounds by either analog or digital means. Analog recordings capture the continuous wave of the analog signal and what they hear is what they record. Which is why analog tape recording machines are known for their accuracy in capturing signals. Digital […]
Why Is Mixing And Mastering So Difficult?
Learning and becoming good at something takes a lot of time. This is why experts in any field will tell you that it takes about 10,000 hours to become a pro at something. Mixing and mastering music are two of the toughest crafts in music production and requires time to master. This post will discuss […]