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5 Essential Tools For Mastering
Confused about mastering? Here are 5 essential things you will need to make your finished tracks sound their best.
Dec. 15, 2018
Mastering In Pro Tools - Your Processing Options Explained
Will Pro Tools' own bundled plugs serve your mastering needs, or should you look further afield? Joe Albano is here to explain your options and which way you might want to go.
Dec. 14, 2018
5 Timeless Tips For Music Producers Mastering In The Box
Joe Albano shares his years of experience of mastering all kinds of music and brings you five essential tips to make your in-the-box masters really shine.
Nov. 7, 2018
SoundTools Online Sound Mastering Algorithm & Source Code Available Free On Github
Intrepid coders can now use Soundtools' previously-closed code and algorithm to try out this unique approach to mastering for themselves, totally free.
Oct. 4, 2018
Review: Zynaptiq Intensity
Zynaptiq brings its space-age tech knowhow and complex algorithms to a remarkably straightforward mastering, mixing and sound design plugin. Lynda Arnold put it to the test.
Oct. 2, 2018
The Essentials Of Mastering In Logic Pro X
Get a complete guide to everything you need to know to create great-sounding masters in Logic Pro X with this new course from expert producer Joe Albano.
Jul. 13, 2018
The Evolution Of Mastering: From Vinyl To Mobile
Mastering is a key production technique but one that's evolved over time. Joe Albano explains its history, and how it works in Logic Pro X.
Jun. 12, 2018
Mastering Music: Making Your Tracks Loud, Proud & Punchy
Mastering is a vital part of the production process, and there are some good hard and fast rules you can observe to make it as effective as possible. Rich Tozzoli shares his top tips.
Mar. 19, 2018
Why Just A Little Mastering Knowledge Can Be Dangerous
Knowing a little - but not too much - about mastering can lead you into some bad practices. Joe Albano shares his experiences of common pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Feb. 12, 2018
New Loudness Trends in Music Mastering
You may have heard of the Loudness Wars, but there's a whole new landscape emerging when it comes to levels. Joe Albano explains where the industry is heading.
Jan. 18, 2018
How To Prepare Tracks For Mastering Using Master Fader Automation
Creating clean, smooth fades at the start and end of tracks ensures no unwanted noise makes it through to the mastering stage when you're finishing your tracks. Here's how it works.
Dec. 21, 2017
Essential Production Concepts: Mixing Vs. Mastering
Mixing and mastering are two vital parts of the production process. But how do you know which kinds of processing to use at which stage? Joe Albano explains the unique requirements of both.
Dec. 4, 2017
Review: iZotope Ozone 8
O8 (AKA Ozone 8) is the newest element on the iZotope periodic table, but will people bond with it? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes a look at its properties.
Matthew Loel T. Hepworth
Oct. 29, 2017
Vintage Vs Modern Processing In iZotope Ozone 8
If you've ever wondered just what modern and vintage processing types are doing to your masters and which to choose, this short video from Matt Hepworth will explain all.
Oct. 13, 2017
Review: Waves CLA Mixdown
When there's no budget for mastering or you need to pre-master to show someone what the end results are likely to be, Waves' CLA Mixdown plug-in could be just the ticket - and an affordable one.
Sep. 11, 2017
Watch Out When Mixing Low End: Standing Waves & Room Modes
Understanding the acoustics of your working space is key to getting mixes that travel well, especially when it comes to low end. Joe Albano explains why.
Mixing & Mastering
May. 14, 2017
Hot Deal: 33% Off MixChecker, Ultimate Mixing Assistant Plugin
We're excited by this deal for Audified's MixChecker. You can save $50 in this sale on their acclaimed mixing assistant that'll save you time and money and make your mixes sound better for everyone.
Feb. 1, 2017
Mastering? Avoid This Common Mistake For Better Productions
Doing everything yourself can lead to a loss of perspective on the direction of your final master. Watch Joe Albano explain why this can be a problem, and how to fix it!
Mixing & Mastering
Jan. 26, 2017
6 Mastering Apps All Producers Should Consider
Mastering is the crucial last step in the production process. Here are some mastering apps that you should definitely check out.
Mixing & Mastering
Jan. 15, 2017
Free MMM Pre-Master Tool Audio Effects Rack For Ableton Live
In an ideal world we'd send mixes to be professionally mastered. If you're looking to master, or pre-master, in Ableton Live this FREE audio effects rack from Manmade Mastering is a must-download.
Sep. 19, 2016
Mixing Tips: Using a Mastering Chain To Kick Up The Mix
The advice from most is to not have any effects on your master channel when mixing. However, Rich Tozzoli breaks away from convention to explore how a mastering chain can help your mixes.
Jul. 25, 2016
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