Mastering is the final step of audio post-production. The purpose of mastering is to balance sonic elements of a stereo mix and optimize playback across all systems and media formats. Traditionally, mastering is done using tools like equalization, compression, limiting and stereo enhancement.
Think of mastering as the glue, varnish and polish that optimizes playback quality on all devices — from tiny iPhone speakers to massive dance club sound systems. Mastering bridges the gap between artist and consumer.
The term itself comes from the idea of a master copy. All copies or duplications of the audio come from the master. These copies can be distributed on multiple formats like vinyl, CD’s or Tape, and streaming services like Spotify, iTunes and SoundCloud.
Additionally, mastering allows for restoration of hisses, clicks or small mistakes missed in the final mix. Mastering also ensures uniformity and consistency of sound between multiple tracks on an album.
Ultimately, what mastering does is create a clean and cohesive feeling across all your audio. Here are techniques involved:
Bit depth reduction & sample rate conversion
Send us an enquiry through our Contact Form. Vasilis will then work with you to gain a great understanding of your music and what are your thoughts about the style and how you want your final song to sound.
We keep everything as simple as possible.
Once you send your tracks on an agreed date, Vasilis will get to work on your songs and send them back for review.
Of course we want you to be 100% happy so we offer up to three revisions to the final master.