How Should My Masters sound? Mastering World Blog   This is completely up to you, but the mastering engineer will be able to gauge what kind of thing you want. It’s important to remember when mastering that this process is the refining process, it’s the tidying up and clarity element of your mixes. So, usually Read More →

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Everyday we have chats with clients, and between ourselves about dynamics and about loudness, and you’d think by now that loudness doesn’t matter, but it still does to a lot of people. But, with loudness comes problems, the louder you make a track the closer you come to peaking and distortion, and then there is Read More →

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Should I limit my mixes before sending them to get mastered? This is a simple one, no. The best thing to do with your mixes is listen to them and mix them as mixes, without any master processing on the main buss. The issue you have with limiting and compressing a whole mix is that Read More →

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Is all music compressed, and if so, why?  This blog is referring to Dynamic Range compression, not the lossy or  MP3 compression that we also have to put up with these days. Dynamic range compression has been around for as long as recorded music been around, but over the last few decades it has become Read More →

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It’s taken an age, a lot of hard work and some lost sleep, but thanks to the dedication of Marc Stafford, web-developer extraordinaire, and the rest of the team here at MWHQ, we are delighted to launch the new ship Mastering World v2.0 into the web ocean. We’ve made it look better, put in lots Read More →

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