Posted On: July 22, 2012
We all know that the exceptional music we are listening to in albums are recorded in studios and are mass- produced in manufacturing plants. But in between these two main processes is another process which is as important and as vital in creating top-quality albums. This "bridge", not known to many, is called CD mastering or audio mastering. In a basic sense, it acts as the middle man or bridge between recording and manufacturing.
What exactly is CD Mastering?
The process of CD mastering is where your audio tracks are being improved for level, EQ and other enhancements. That said, your audio tracks will be given maximum clarity and attention, as well as balance and depth. This is also the stage where a master and archive copy is created. The master copy is the copy which is sent to manufacturing companies for duplication and reproduction while the archive copy is sent back to the recording studio for archiving. After which your albums will be out in the market, ready for competition against commercially released albums and records.
Why is CD Mastering that important?
In the growing population of the music industry today, more and more artists are coming out creating a large pool of talented singers and artists from all sorts of genre which in effect increases the competition for market. As an artist, especially independent and amateur ones, you do not want to readily jump in that pool with your tracks bare and naked. You must have them enhanced and that is where CD mastering comes in.
Recording tracks in high- end studios is not the last step in producing quality albums. When an artist or a band records several songs in a studio they do this one song at a time, resulting to songs hitting different levels, volumes and EQs. This put together may sound poor and unprepared. Seek for your album to be CD mastered after recording. If you need quality CD mastering, it is important to seek for professional mastering engineers. A skilled or professional mastering engineer can enhance this and make your albums as perfect as they can be. They can check the dynamics, EQ, depth, punch, compression, enhance detail, and edit spacing between tracks into your albums giving sound and volume consistency on top of having the professional air to each of them. They can also check if these elements matches your style or genre of music and fix or match them as needed. With CD mastering done, a good album can become an excellent and superb one, a nice sound to a hot and top notch music and a good voice can be enhanced to a diva's, balladeer's or even a rock star's voice.
CD mastering may sound complicated but it surely does affect your albums quality in a vital way. Having your albums skillfully mastered gives your tracks that professional feel, whether they are recorded at home or on high-end studios. CD mastering can produce that punch your albums need for high probabilities of success.
Trackwriterz Studio will Sample Master Your first track for new client’s for FREE! Here’s how it works:
1.Contact us via the website form to the right to book your project.
2.Upload the finished mixes for your Mixtape, LP, EP or Single to our servers or Send Space Drop Box.
3.Submit your payment Through Pay Pal or Your credit card Which won’t be billed until you’ve approved the first Sample Master.
4.When the first track is mastered, we’ll send you a 0.45 second Snipit for your approval. You Will Hear The Difference!!
Mastering, a form of audio post-production, is the process of preparing and transferring recorded audio from a source containing the final mix to a data storage device (the master); the source from which all copies will be produced (via methods such as pressing, duplication or replication). The format of choice these days is digital masters although analog masters, such as audio tapes, are still being used by the manufacturing industry and a few engineers who have specialized themselves in analog mastering.
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