Music mastering is an essential part of every hit record. Yet, few new (and even some established) musicians have a good understanding of what mastering is and why they need it.
This often leads to many selecting the wrong mastering studio and making many unnecessary mistakes in the recording and music mixing phases (which affects the mastering later on).
This is why below are the 5 most frequently asked questions about music mastering:
1. What exactly is music mastering?
Mastering is the final phase before your CDs, Vinyls, DVDs or MP3 files are produced. Its the last chance to get the sound right and for errors to be fixed.
Mastering transforms your music from a raw sound into a professional, radio-ready sound. It gives your tracks punch, loudness, clarity, and completes your final vision.
2. Why is it so important and do I really need it?
All major labels have their artists records mastered before theyre released. But, often many independent artists/labels wonder if they should go-ahead and get it done.
The answer is a big YES! If you want to make the right impression, then at a minimum you need to get your demo...