Mastering

How To Prepare Your Mixes for Mastering (4 Simple Steps)

Find out how to prepare your mixes for mastering in 4 steps. Whether you’ve mixed your music yourself, or you’re mixing for a client, this is how you can best prepare so that your mastering engineer (or yourself if you’re mastering it yourself) has everything they need so you can get your master back sooner.

Stock Plugins vs. 3rd Party Plugins (Which are Better?!)

Why would anyone need to buy an EQ plugin? Every DAW already has an EQ included, right? Compressors too. Why pay more for a compressor that has basically the same functions? There are a few good reasons, and we’re going to find out what they are. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t make professional mixes with only stock plugins. Let’s talk about the situations in which you might choose stock over third party or third party over stock. This is… Stock Plugins vs. 3rd Party Plugins! Let the battle commence!

Are Mixing And Mastering The Same Thing? (Both Explained!)

Are you unclear on what the difference between mixing and mastering is? In this video I go over what mixing and mastering are exactly, and what the goals are that we’re trying to achieve when mixing and mastering. The mixing stage is the stage that comes after the recording and editing stages. The mastering stage is a separate part of the process that comes after the mixing stage. Let’s dive a little deeper and find out exactly what’s involved.