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|Create Date||May 17, 2018|
|Last Updated||April 25, 2019|
UPDATE AUGUST 2018
Mastering is by some considered to be a dark art. In the hands of a capable "master" engineer it actually is... art! A good master engineer not only has the room and equipment needed to perform such tasks, he/she also has the knowledge and experience.
Your music matters, which should also mean: mastering of your music matters. If you choose to outsource your mastering, and let's face it, most do, no matter if it's online, what exactly do you ask for? Mastering studios get every possible request in, of which "make it loud", "make it bright", "I want it go oomph..." quite possibly make up for the famous three.
These days there are a multitude of software options available to do your own mastering. If you make that choice, you have to be aware there are certain standards which define, per platform, service or medium, within what boundaries or rules the master needs to be created. So this document is all about that, mastering guidelines, standards & best practices.
All information is consolidated into a one page document and is pretty much self explanatory. How you apply settings, how you want to sound and the way to get there is up to you (there are plenty online videos and stuff about this topic). But in this mastering document you find all major platforms, standards and reference settings to take the guess work out of it.
Happy mastering (download link above this text)