On the first post “Mastering Your Own Songs – Yes You Can Do It, But…” I talk about the general considerations of the mastering process, different mastering approaches you should have in mind while mixing and mastering, and a 20 year mastering engineer true and honest opinion about why you shouldn’t master your own songs.
On the this post I will addressing the same subject but talking in a more detail way about the mastering process you should apply to your own mastering at home.
Many home studio enthusiasts hope to finish their productions by doing their own mastering. However, few seem to achieve the classy results they’re after.
So how much can you realistically achieve by doing the mastering process on your own, and what techniques will give the highest-quality results?
In this first of two posts I will talk about what mastering is and roughly the mastering process you should apply to your future songs if you choose to master your own songs. In the second post, expect a more detailed explanation of how to master your songs and even the vinyl approach!
I often say, there are no rules on mixing, but time told me that there are, and some are very important to have a proper commercial song to sound “commercial”. There are some basic elementary rules crucial to having the right mindset when you start a mix, and others when developing that mix up to the end.
Today I’m not going to approach this subject but talk about some of the most important dos and don’ts when you mix your own songs or someone else’s!
Yes, some are basic tips, but I know that sometimes it’s easy to forget those simple “rules” (remember: there are no rules since you make your own rules on your workflow and proper mindset)!