This is a quick video on how a mid-side processor works, and how to check the stereo field of your mix using a mid-side processor equalizer.
What's the difference between mixing and mastering? A lot of people new to music don't know the answer to this.
Yes, burning your own redbook master CDs is very easy! Here's how to make your own redbook CD masters for free!
Would you like to know how to master a song or how to master your own music? So many people think just making the volumes the same level for every song is "mastering" their CD. Well, mastering is a lot more than just that!
Here's another popular question I see online, always with the wrong answer! "There's no such thing as radio ready mastering!" REALLY?
The sound engineer scam, the online recording studio ripoff, whatever you want to call it. I hear about it 3-4 times a month from my clients, since 1999. It never changes!
I would say YES, most people can become a great mastering engineer. I say this because most of the mixes I receive from clients are pretty good and I know the audio engineer (the band member with a computer) has only minimal training. He could easily be great if he put a little more study and practice time into it. And if he had this book to teach him what took me over 17 years to learn! Ha!
What's the best music gear for your home recording studio in 2017?
In this video I do a quick A/B comparison of a few songs. In my audio mastering secrets video series, I get a lot more in-depth into exactly what you are trying to achieve sonically for your genre/style of music.
In order to produce a good master, a mix needs proper headroom and dynamic range.