Mastering A Song In 5 Minutes

If you want to learn how to master music, and you don’t have much time, then this is the video for you. I’m going to be mastering a song in just 5 minutes and I’ll be explaining how to get a loud, punchy master along the way.

This video is a bit of a challenge. I’m going to master this metal song that I recently mixed for a mixing series. Before starting, it’s important to know what you’re aiming for. In mastering a song you’ll be aiming to –

  • Make it competitively loud across all platforms without sounding over-compressed
  • Make some tweaks to the EQ, possibly add some saturation and whatever else you feel it needs
  • You might be referencing the track against an existing mastered song as something to aim for
  • Get the spacing right at the beginning and end of the track and adding fades if needed
  • Exporting the track to the correct formats

So without further ado, let’s master this song…


Jump Ahead

  • Intro – 0:00
  • Mastering Aims – 0:31
  • Mastering in Action – 1:53
  • Exporting – 6:30
  • Summary – 7:27

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