Mastering is the final stage in a CD production before the glass
master is produced and the CD is pressed.
Tacet Mastering will add depth, sparkle and punch to your mix. In
addition to this there are some technical adjustments a
Mastering engineer needs to make:
The first task is to match all the tracks in terms of loudness and
frequency spectrum, so the CD can be played from top to tail
without the listener having to keep adjusting his player. He must
also ensure that there won't be any problem reproducing the
tracks regardless of what system they are played on - home
Hi-Fi, car player, I-Pod. There are often problems in the final mix
which mastering cannot cure, and then it is the mastering
engineer's responsibility to request a re-mix and advise the client
where the problem areas are.
One of the most important responsibilities of the mastering
engineer is the decision of how "loud" the mastered CD should
be. Most people involved in the music industry are aware of the
"Loudness Wars" controversy that has been going on over the
last several years. The demand by clients for their CD to be
louder than anybody elses has resulted in levels being pushed
into audible distortion and tracks that have no dynamics and
transients. A good Mastering engineer will know the optimum
level for any particular mix.
WHAT IS MASTERING...
Tacet Mastering offers professional Mixing & Mastering at very affordable
prices. To send me your song, first check the information on 'FILE FORMAT'
then click on 'SEND TRACKS'. Once you decide to proceed, click on 'RATES' for
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You've finally got your mix
sounding great! When you wind
up the monitors in your studio it
blows everybody who comes to
listen away! The bad news is it
won't always sound like that. If
you write your track onto a CD
and play it in your car, or on your
friend's stereo, it just does not
punch and sparkle and the whole
mix sounds weak. What has
happened? Outside the studio no
one has the benefit of high
powered professional monitors to
wind up until the track kicks. One
of the most important stages of
your production is missing: