On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 02:04:41AM -0700, R Parker wrote:
I've noticed that audio mastering is a mystery to
musicians and engineers. If using a well designed
tool, the mystery will evaporate. And yes, that is
contrary to what most of us have heard during our
careers but I stand by the claims that A, mastering is
easy and B, digital audio mastering produces great
I would agree if you mean that mastering is *technically*
easy (given appropriate tools). But it is a skill
that is learned over time. In my mind, a big part of it
is an ability to simultaneously see both the forest and the
trees very clearly.
Also, don't overlook the advantages of bringing in an
experienced ear who has not been listening to the project
for weeks nonstop. An outsider can immediately spot problems
that you've long become accustomed to and don't even notice.
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