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

Live From Laurel Canyon | Understanding the Artist's Vision

From the brilliant minds of Lurssen Mastering comes a discussion on the collaborative process when connecting with a mastering engineer to decide on the sound of a project.

The SoundGirls Podcast interviews Patrushkha Mierzwa

Patrushkha Mierzwa has worked on over 80 movies and television shows for major directors including Robert Rodriquez, Quentin Tarantino, James Gray, and Robert Altman.

Insights in Sound - Howard Schwartz, Audio Professional - Part 2 (Episode 25)

n Part 2 of our ongoing conversation, Howie regales us with more hilarious tales from the golden era of the New York studio biz.