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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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Key Mastering Points

In the end, mastering truly comes down to one simple thing: Does my audio sound better than it did before I entered the mastering studio? With the rare luxury of time and resources over the past few years, I have been spending countless hours comparing every aspect of the mastering process; from revered analog gear […]

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Sonic Solutions at Wavefront Mastering

After working with multiple solutions for mastering CD’s at the Wavefront Mastering, we settled on SoundBlade by Sonic Studio; the spinoff company from the world-standard Sonic Solutions. We tested BIAS Peak, SoundForge, Pro Tools and many other solutions, but when it came down to trusting the software to make an end product that would be […]

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