This post was originally published at ask.audio
Mastering was once the exclusive realm of specialists in lab coats laboring behind locked doors over mysterious and expensive equipment. Cut to the present, and now anyone and everyone with a DAW can do it—but it’s still a more specialized practice than many recording and mixing activities, and often does require a more delicate touch. Modern mastering tools are powerful, but the careless or improper application of them can easily do more harm than good to a mix.
Author : Joe Albano