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Detailed Mastering FAQ

Q: Why do we need to pay someone to master our record at all? A: If nothing else; simple objectivity and complete understanding of the mastering process. Fresh ears skilled at squeezing every last drop of sound and space out of your mixes takes a completely different kind of well-trained critical ear, and there’s also […]

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Quick-Start Mastering Guide

This is the “Quick Start” Mastering Guide for anyone coming to the Playground for mastering. A more detailed discussion of the mastering process is in my “Full Mastering FAQ” article on this blog. Q: What format do our mixes need to be in? A: Formats for the masters are simply in as HIGH a resolution […]

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Practical & Effective EQ Use

Equalization is perhaps the most-used processing tool in audio production.With the use of compression (read my Practical & Effective Compression Use article), it’s also perhaps one of the most improperly applied ones in an engineer’s arsenal as well. Since equalizers and equalization seems to be so self-explanatory, understanding it past the mechanical functions of and […]

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