Tag Archives: Mastering

Mastering with Plugins? AND on Headphones? YES. Meet Glenn Shick.

Glenn Schick is a pioneering mastering engineer who has been making new rules for a new generation of all-digital audioworkers. Bucking convention by relying exclusively on plugins and headphones for major label mastering work, Schick has adopted a “digital nomad” lifestyle that has taken him from Iceland to Thailand to Read more… The post Mastering … Continue reading Mastering with Plugins? AND on Headphones? YES. Meet Glenn Shick.

SoundCloud Mastering: How to Make Music Sound Good on SoundCloud

Modern listeners get their music from more diverse sources than ever before. In the past it was simple. Music producers knew their fans would mostly experience their work on the dominant medium of the day. Whether it was CDs, cassettes or vinyl records, mixing and mastering engineers knew exactly what they were shooting for. Today … Continue reading SoundCloud Mastering: How to Make Music Sound Good on SoundCloud

How to Make Music Louder With Mastering

Hit tracks from professional producers almost always have one thing in common—they’re loud. That pro volume level is a basic expectation in modern music, so it can be pretty discouraging when your own mixes don’t measure up. If you’ve ever wondered how to make music louder once you’re done mixing, the answer is usually found … Continue reading How to Make Music Louder With Mastering

Mastering Legend Howie Weinberg on EQ, Compression, Limiting and More

Howie Weinberg is one of the most prolific mastering engineers in the history of recorded music. Hyperbole? Absolutely not. From Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins, Metallica to Slayer, De La Soul to Public Enemy, Howie has been at least  partly responsible for the sound of so many of the biggest selling Read more… The post Mastering … Continue reading Mastering Legend Howie Weinberg on EQ, Compression, Limiting and More

Should You Compress & EQ Your Mix Bus Or Leave it For Mastering?

Should you compress, EQ, or otherwise process your mix bus? How much headroom should you leave for mastering? Justin Colletti explores! Thanks to Soundtoys and Focusrite for sponsoring this episode. Subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. Read more… The post Should You Compress & EQ Your Mix … Continue reading Should You Compress & EQ Your Mix Bus Or Leave it For Mastering?

Mastering Gone Bad! (Why I Don’t Trust Cheap Mastering Engineers)

OK, it’s rant mode time! Justin Colletti shares some of his experiences working with mastering engineers early in his career to help illustrate what can go wrong, and what to look out for in your own projects. Thanks to Soundtoys, Focusrite and Gear Club for sponsoring this episode. Subscribe Read more… The post Mastering Gone … Continue reading Mastering Gone Bad! (Why I Don’t Trust Cheap Mastering Engineers)

5 Reasons Why Mastering Matters

Mastering is the last step in the music production process. It’s the phase where your song gets its final polish and presentation for release. But mastering isn’t just an extension of the mix. And it’s a lot more than window dressing. Mastering plays a crucial role in your listener’s experience—in more ways than you might … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Mastering Matters

Mix Critique… and Mastering Showdown! Vol. 2

Justin Colletti is back for another mix critique video by popular demand, this time including a mastering shootout between his own master and one by another top-level mastering engineer. Check it out here: Read more… The post Mix Critique… and Mastering Showdown! Vol. 2 appeared first on SonicScoop.