what to do before hiring a mastering engineer

From chief mastering engineer thaddeus moore


Mixing is an incredibly complex subject

here are 5 things to check for to maximize the potential of your track:


1. Over-Compressed Mix-Downs

Remove limiters and compressors doing too much compression.

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2. Imbalanced Low-End

Inconsistencies in low end like masking can make your mix sound different across systems.

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3. Overly Bright Mixes

Mixing to mastered reference tracks can lead to mixes that are too bright.

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4. Inordinate Sibilance

Use tools such as a de-esser on bright vocals or instruments before the mastering stage.

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5. File Type Confusion and Resolution

Keep your file formatsbit depth and sample rate consistent and use .Zip data compression when sending online.

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