Mastering has 3 main parts:
- Correction of sonic issues
- Creative enhancement
- Creation of media for distribution
At its core, Mastering is the final stage of audio production. It’s a mix / album’s final opportunity for quality control and corrective measures, as well as the last opportunity for creative input – ideally from an objective ear, unattached to any previous sonic decisions and able to assess the recording from a fresh and informed perspective.
Mastering is also the last chance to make sure a project sounds as good as possible – and sounds good on as many systems as possible – before its release. Your mastered recordings will be optimized for playback on multiple systems and environments.