Sunday, 10 June 2012

Three Reasons Why You Need To Get Your Audio Mastered

A lot of musicians acknowledge that audio mastering as an effective step to music production but don't necessarily understand what goes into it or know why it is important. It's the final step in the production of music and it's not even that costly dependent upon who you use and also dependent upon whom you go with you can significantly enhance the quality of your audio.
Let's not get ahead; in this post I am going to cover 3 reasons for why you should get your audio mastered.
Audio Quality - I just alluded to this in that first paragraph, but having your audio mastered substantially enhances its quality even to the average music listener. Once the song is rendered to a final mix/a single track, it is dispatched to the audio mastering technician who then applies additional plugins and effects to the track overall.
The most common effects include EQ to emphasize or downplay aspects of the song, compression to provide more cohesiveness throughout, and reverb to give more atmosphere in the track. These are used to build a superior sounding concluding product and are able to be used to realize varying different sounds and styles.
These changes and edits to the audio are also important given they give your audio a second knowledgeable ear and a neutral one at that to decide what is missing or lacking in your current mix. The bottom line is that in the hands of a knowledgeable mastering technician, digital or analog effects will substantially step up the overall quality of your sound and are the number one reason for why you should have your audio mastered.
Data - The audio mastering technician is also charged with the task of creating any data to an album or music file. This includes the ISRC codes, name of the artist, and anything else you want included.
Creating the Album - Finally, the audio mastering technician is in charge of making the final album file itself which entails the levels and creating transitions between songs.
Each song should be at parity with the next when it comes to levels but the engineer will also normally ensure that the volume of the album overall is similar to levels of other current records of the day so that when someone listens to your tune and then a tune from another artist one after the other on their music player, they do not have to alter the level.
When all is said and done, the record that the technician creates with your tracks needs to be able to be flawless and exactly how the musician wishes so that it can be distributed as digital files right then and there or more importantly if a CD has to be replicated as this will be a pricey error if it's not perfect when it is replicated.
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