Mastering question

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by sproll, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. sproll

    sproll Active Member

    If we plan on getting our 4 song demo mastered but we are doing the recording and mixing ourselves, what should we do and NOT do to give the mastering engineer the most flexibility when working with our material?

  2. LittleDogAudio

    LittleDogAudio Active Member

    Don't compress your stereo bus and don't print it too hot.

    Give the mastering engineer some room to work with.

    Have all your takes edited and ready to go.

    Also, know which mixes you are using, try not to sort things out on the clock.

  3. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Tom - There's a "Getting the Most from your Mix" (PDF version) booklet at my site that covers just this situation. Left side / front page. Can't miss it.
  4. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Make it sound great.
  5. Ammitsboel

    Ammitsboel Member

    Yes, it's important that you make it sound good!! otherwise you might not be satisfied with it :cool:
  6. sproll

    sproll Active Member

    Sweet. Thanks guys!

    I'll check out that pdf for sure as well!


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