What Is a Mastering Engineer?

Mastering audio is the final step in the creative process of recording and is the first step in the distribution side of music.

People often wonder what exactly a Mastering Engineer does.There is a lot that goes into mastering audio including the use of digital and analog tools, applying and adjusting EQ, Compression, Limiting, Stereo Enhancement, and more. Mastering also allows for the chance for the project to have fresh ears. Mastering Engineers work closely with the artists, producers, and other engineers to reach the desired sound.

Here is your chance to ask the questions you have about Mastering.

Saturday, January 9, 2021, 11:00 a.m. PST

The SoundGirls Podcast ft. Alesia Hendley

This Week's Episode is Alesia Hendley - AV sales engineer, multimedia journalist, and content creator.

Analog Mastering-EQing into Compression

This week Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen demonstrate how to align a tape machine for flat transfers.

Insights in Sound ft. Bonnie Hayes

Best known for writing Bonnie Raitt's multi-platinum "Love Letter" and "Have a Heart," Bonnie Hayes' songs have been recorded by artists like Bette Midler, Cher, Robert Cray, and Adam Ant, to name a few.