Stem Mastering: Do You Really Need It? This Will Help You Decide

Getting ready to master your music? Chances are you’ve heard of stem mastering. This alternative approach to stereo mastering has become increasingly common as more and more artists record their tracks in home studios with less than perfect room acoustics. So is it something you need for your next release? Read on to learn more […]

Should You Master for Different Digital Platforms? Read This to Decide.

Mastering your music can feel like a real victory, especially if you’re planning to put your music on streaming sites or make your music available for download. One of the biggest questions musicians face these days regarding mastering and streaming sites is whether creating different masters for different platforms makes sense. After all, different platforms […]

7 Ways To Ensure You Get the Most Out of Mastering

7 ways to ensure you get the most out of mastering

Mastering your music is the final technical step in audio production before releasing your creation to the world. A mastering engineer ensures that your mix is balanced for tone, consistent in dynamics, and adheres to loudness standards set by the recording industry. Even though your mastering engineer handles all of the heavy lifting to get […]

10 Tips and Techniques for Mastering Your Own Song

The mastering process is one of those mysterious dark arts of the music industry that often gets muddled somewhere between mixing and rendering. If you’re new to the world of recording, it should give you peace of mind to know that even experienced musicians and studio professionals sometimes still have a misunderstanding about what mastering […]

6 Must-Have Tools for Mastering Your Own Music

6 Must Have Tools for Mastering Your Music

Mastering your own music is a great way to craft the exact sound you’re looking for, and the best part is that you can take your time and experiment. While I encourage you to invest in professional mastering for tracks that will receive a wide release, there’s nothing wrong with giving it a go yourself. […]

eMastered vs Landr: Complete Review Including Audio Samples

So eMastered vs Landr – how do they compare? Emastered and Landr are two of the biggest algorithm-based online mastering services available today. These platforms use an algorithm to master tracks – meaning your music will typically not be heard by human ears – instead your track is run through some software that automatically makes adjustments to volume, compression and […]

Online Mastering Services: Reviewing the Top 11 Services in 2021 (Including Audio Samples)

Whether you’re new to recording or a seasoned veteran, it’s likely you’ve come across online mastering services such as Landr, Emastered, Bandlab, Cloudbounce and more. These platforms use an algorithm to master tracks – meaning your music will typically not be heard by human ears – instead, your track is run through some software that automatically makes adjustments to volume, compression and […]

Here’s a Quick Way to Know How Much Headroom to Leave for Mastering

Table of Contents First, what is headroom? When we talk about headroom, we’re not referring to a 1980s icon famous for his glitching and stuttering (that would be Max Headroom for the younger readers). Instead, we’re talking about the available volume space left between the highest peak of a sound wave and 0dB. This empty space provides […]