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What is Mastering?
Mastering is the final editing and processing to get the mix to sound the best in the final format that will be used for release (CD, MP3, DVD, etc.). Mastering is a creative application of technology, not just technical and not just creative. Since the "best" is subjective, the final result will vary from engineer to engineer.
What is Good Mastering?
Good mastering is the product of experience and concern. The good mastering engineer knows the technology, knows music, knows techniques and has experience applying these areas of knowledge with the desire to do a great job on the particular project at hand.
Today, most mastering is done in the digital format, for release in a digital media. A good mastering engineer will have good software and hardware to use in mastering. Having said this, which particular software or hardware used is not anywhere near as important as how it is used. The most important "tool" the mastering engineer has is the engineer's ears.
There is no one technique, no one piece of gear, and no one formula for mastering, at least not for good mastering.
I made my first master in 1963, for Motown Records. I have developed mastering techniques that have been used on dozens of gold and platinum releases, which I call Motown Heritage Mastering.
Currently I am not accepting new mastering clients but I am teaching the techniques in hands-on-training at masteringwebsite.com. The techniques are also taught in campus classes at The Recording Institute Of Detroit. I currently only accept mastering jobs from established clients and students. Current rates are available by request.
We have planned a mastering technique study module to be released by Recording Institute of Detroit Summer, 2012.
You can always contact Bob through his web communication link .