Mastering: The Bigger Picture
Time & Location
Mastering is an essential part of process of releasing music. It is equal parts art and technology. Regardless of how your music is distributed, physical manufacturing or digital distribution, there is a Big Picture perspective that needs to inform your decisions. In this final stage of the engineering, and the art of it, is listening very deeply to “How” is the music presenting itself. Not “What” is the content of the music.
In this session, we will discuss the perspective of mastering, listening, monitoring environment, considerations for release in different formats and more. The “Bigger Picture.” We will be mastering a couple of tracks live to walk through some of the decisions that get made, and talk about the reasons behind them.