CD mastering is the final stage of audio treatments before your music is released on CD
or online. It is a procedure where music can be tweaked and improved before it is released. In addition mastering allows mistakes
such as clicks, pops, bad edits and other extraneous noises to be removed before the listening public hear them. CD mastering
studios use very high quality monitoring systems to hear all the details in your music mixdown. The mastering engineer will
be able to correct and enhance the music so it is optimized before it is committed as a final file or on a physcial CD-R pre
CD mastering is a valuable service for musicians, record producers, song writers and record labels. The quality
of your musical output matters and mastering is an excellent way in which to ensure high quality standards are maintained.
As well as high quality monitoring and acoustics the mastering engineer will have a variety of high end analogue and digital
equipment to enhance and improve the sonics of music.Most mastering engineesr will have many years audio engineering experience
and this will translate into better sounding audio playback across many systems.
The way online mastering works
is as follows, once a file has been received it will be checked for it's suitability for mastering, ideally it will not
have had any limiting applied, it will be a good mix and will be at 24 bit resolution. The mastering engineer will listen
very carefully to the music and hear if there are any deficiencies in the tonal response on a very highly engineered monitroing
system. This monitoring will comprise of high quality, large format loudspeakers, high power and clear amplification and within
an acoustically optimized environment. This means what the engineer hears will be very accurate. From this perspective there
is a basis to make sonic adjustments to enhance the sound of the music and make sure it will sound as good as is possible
across many different types of playback system. In addition the engineer can add warmth, space, depch, clarity and punch to
the music. (relative to the quality of the mixdown). Also the engineer will be listening for sonic defects such as clicks,
pops, glitches and other sonic issues that would be best removed.
Audio mastering has reduced in cost over the years
and and it need not cost the earth to get your music professionally mastered by an engineer who is highly skilled. Visit the