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PostSubject: Technique of Audio Mastering   September 8th 2010, 21:51

What is audio mastering? Audio mastering is the process of transferring a recorded audio track from a source containing the final mix to a data storage device, also known as master. This source can then be used for developing copies using duplication or pressing. Why audio mastering is essential? Audio mastering should be done on tracks to ensure professional sounding tracks. Mastering involves offering the tracks the finesse and the polish that only professional tracks have. By mastering the tracks, the following measures are achieved:
Volume Leveling: when there are multiple tracks in an album, the mastering ensures that the volume of each track is in level with the rest. It also maximizes the volume to increase the clarity of the track.
Ensuring that the noise is reduced to the minimum. The master engineer uses a number of devices to reduce the noise from behind to make the song clear.
Balancing the frequencies: All the frequencies are taken into account in a song while mastering. Every portion of the song needs to have a balance of bass, mids and treble.
Encoding the song is accomplished by the mastering services.
Mastering also accomplishes error checking in the songs.

Mastering has become very essential and that is apparent in the fact that the services of a mastering engineer are now available online as well. Online mastering services are as good as attended mastering services in terms of the quality rendered to the track and the equipments used for the same. However, the online audio mastering services are much less costly and highly convenient.
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