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Mastering may seem a mysterious process, but with some trial and error you too can master the art of mastering. And here’s the good news: if you already have some experience in recording and mixing, you can even learn to master your own music very quickly.
How? By using the techniques of countless mastering engineers before you. They discovered what does and doesn’t work, so you can get started right away. What is the optimal set-up of your home studio? Which hardware and software do you need? Which techniques can you use to make corrections and improvements in a song? After each chapter you will have a good grasp of a new part of the mastering process.
Before you know it your first self-mastered song is ready for release, a big step in the career of every home studio producer.
JD Young, author
What is the role of mastering in the production process?
2. Your own mastering studio
How do I set up the ultimate home studio?
How do I solve acoustic problems like standing waves and flutter echo?
Which computer, sound card and monitor set are most suitable?
Which software and plug-ins will I need?
6. Setting up
What does a professional production sound like? What do I need to watch out for?
7. First things first
Is my track ready to be mastered?
How do I remove undesirable sounds such as noise, crackles, hiss and pops?
9. Tonal balance
How do I improve the tonal balance to ensure my track can be fully appreciated on as many different sound systems as possible?
10. Width and depth
How do I make my track sound big, or small and intimate?
How do I control the dynamics of my track and make it have more impact?
How do I ensure that my track is just as loud as a commercial song?
13. The master
How do I prepare my track for release?
'In my infant years as a producer, mastering was always somewhat of a black art. Several years of researching and experimenting with different techniques led to a better understanding, while developing a knowledge of how to listen to music while mastering.
I view mastering as the final hurdle in the production process which can open up a song to its full potential. "Home Studio Mastering" is a detailed yet concise manual helping to overcome the mastering hurdle and offering the knowledge every mastering engineer ought to know.'