Title : Mika - Relax - Dj Kappa Remix Singer : Mika Poster : DJ Ken's Year : 2011 Durations : 5 : 30 LINK ZIPPYSHARE 320KBIT
Mastering is the final step in music production. It’s a process of improving the sound quality (if possible) of your song using a set of such tools as equalizer, compressor and limiter. It’s also preparing a song for the proper medium. After mastering, your song should be ready to go public.
Keep in mind that mastering goes hand-in-hand with mixing. The truth is, if your song is mixed poorly, most likely amateur level mastering isn’t going to do any good for it – in fact, it propably makes it even worse.
So before starting to experiment with mastering, you need to learn to mix. Your song needs to sound as good and balanced as possible before going to the mastering stage (my mixing guidelines for electronic music might help you to get started).
The thing is, professional mastering makes great sounding mix to sound outstanding.
Lot of producers and professionals say that mastering should be left to mastering engineers and that you shouldn’t master your songs by yourself if you don’t know what you’re doing. I kind of agree, because mastering engineers have the professional equipment, right kind of listening environment, trained ears and usually a years of experience so they pretty much know what can be done (if any) to enhance the quality of your mix (check the bottom of this article for a links to two good quality and affordable online-mastering services).
However, the aforementioned shouldn’t stop you to try to experiment and learn with different plugins and settings to see if there’s anything you can do by yourself to make your tracks sound better.