You’ve already read about some of the positive results many different musicians have been able to achieve through audio mastering. Yet those aren’t the only benefits you can expect.
Here are the five biggest benefits of using a professional audio mastering company to capture the quality sound you are searching for:
1) Saves both time and effort
We all know our time is limited in today’s fast paced world. Many independent artists just don’t have enough free time in their schedule to obtain the extensive knowledge required to achieve the necessary skill set to obtain the sound they are after. Instead recording artist rely on mastering engineers so they can focus on finishing music.
Finishing music is one of the hardest thing to do, all artists know what I am referring too. But it’s also the most satisfying part of the music making process. In essence audio mastering is the finish line of the song making process. Mastering engineers can take multiple years searching for a sound that works, once achieved they can then pump out unlimited masters.
Hiring a mastering engineer is a great idea for any artist looking to wrap up their music… Our before and after mastering samples speak for themselves and will save you the time and stress of studying or attending class to obtain the necessary knowledge.
2) Provides Consistency
Have you ever listened to a record while driving in a car and the bass bumps sounding big and full, then when you listen to that same record through your headphones the low end suddenly disappears?
It’s the job of a professional mastering engineer to ensure that your music sounds good whether its heard on a high-end stereo system or a pair of earbuds.
A solid mix may sound great on the system you mixed it on. But a good mix should sound great everywhere across all platforms.
An audio mastering engineers main focus is to assure your record sound consistent across all platforms and does not vary from one to the other.
3) Creates a competitive edge
These days there are more musicians than ever making music so it is more important than ever that your music stands out from the pack. A master becomes pivotal for you as a musician because your music is tossed amongst the plethora of songs all competing for a listen. You don’t want your music to drown in an ocean of mediocre music across the planet.
Music mastering provides this competitive edge when it comes to stacking up against other musicians in the industry, make your music stand out by choosing a skilled mastering engineer who produces a unique sound that is big and full no matter where it is played.
4) Dynamics and Flow
Fans don’t enjoy listening to records that sound dull and flat. A talented mastering engineer will do whats necessary to add color and adjust the level of dynamics while simultaneously keeping the sound of the song consistent. There is a fine line to achieve this unique sound, such as as correctly using compression and limiting between the loudest and quietest pieces of your record in order to maintain a pleasant sound.
Listeners don’t want to be troubled by constantly having to adjust the volume from one track to the next. This art involves arranging the order in a correct hierarchy while additionally adding in fades where necessary for dynamic processing. The importance of mastering is critical when creating a new EP or album, the goal is to make sure the project dynamics are present and does not disrupt the flow. This process provides smoothness when the album is being played in its entirety from the first song to the last resulting in a clean sample rate.
5) Correct Formatting
Audio streaming platforms and online distributors require all songs to be submitted in the correct format to assure their listeners a pleasurable listening experience.
Formatting is very important to make sure your upload matches the requirements of the different platforms. When a mastering engineer completes your project they will then send you a ‘master’ version of each track which will then be used by the artist to submit across the different platforms in file formats such as MP3 file and WAV file to name a few, this file will then be uploaded online or even be used to create your next CD or Mixtape.