Originally, Mastering was needed because of the limitations of recording music to vinyl. If there was too much bass, or if the music was too loud then it would disrupt the recording process and render the vinyl unplayable.
With the use of careful EQ, and a combination of compression and limiting it was possible to control the audio sufficiently so that a good recording of the sound was possible.
Nowadays, Mastering is used for a different purpose. One way we use Mastering today is to make our music as LOUD as possible without distorting the signal. You may have heard of the ‘Loudness War’, where mastering engineers try to make the music stand out by destroying any dynamic range, and making the music sound extremely intense. If fact, listening to music like this is very tiring to the ears and should be avoided, except for short bursts.
Good Mastering increases the general presence of the music without sacrificing too much of the dynamic range. It should also help with the separation of sounds within the mix, and help the overall tonal balance.
In this tutorial, we look at the process of Mastering your music. We will make use of the mastering tools that are available in Logic X and discover how to add the finishing touches to your productions.
This tutorial will cover,
|Mastering||Multi-meter||Low cut filter|
|Compression||Multi-band compression||Adaptive limiter|
- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 1 hour
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 4163
- Assessments Yes