What is Mastering?
Mastering is the final and last step in the production process, ONLY after you’ve given your project a proper “Mix Down”. Mastering brings your project to the last level of sonic perfection so you can be confident it meets Industry standards when you release it to your fans.
There are 3 goals of the mastering process:
To bring the overall volume up to meet Consumer/Industry standards, such as Apple, Spotify, etc.
To make the track sound better, or when doing album, make the audio quality, levels and dynamics sound consistent across all your songs.
To make the track sound the best possible, regardless of the device being listened on.