What does the mastering engineer do? Part 2

What does the mastering engineer do? Part 2

In a previous blog I explained what mastering was and why it is necessary. The work the mastering engineer does can be divided in two parts. Premastering, the first part of the job, was covered in the previous blog and is a more artistic task. The second part,...
What does the mastering engineer do? Part 2

What does the mastering engineer do? Part 1

What does the mastering engineer do?  In a previous blog I explained what mastering was and why it is necessary. I would now like to look at the actual work that the mastering engineer does. The task can be divided in two parts; premastering and mastering....
The secrets of vinyl mastering !

The secrets of vinyl mastering !

With the significant comeback of vinyl, the people from The Vinyl Factory have considered a crucial step in the music distribution process : mastering. The purpose of their short movie is to show how tough it could be to the deal with vinyl limits but how good it...
What is mastering?

What is mastering?

A black art to some, a science to others, mastering may be underestimated or overrated but is often misunderstood. Today I look at what mastering is and why it is needed and  in a future article I’ll look at what the mastering engineer really does. Hopefully this will...