It's the final process in production that makes sure a song is as loud, clean & balanced sounding as possible on all audio systems; from the recording studio to your ear buds. Or as we often say the final "polishing steps". It can bring your song to life and give it fullness and clarity. If done properly it will bring out the best in your songs mix down.
ALL commercial releases are mastered. Not only can you enhance the mixed material, but if needed, you can correct problems like hiss, electrical hum and distortion that can only be addressed with the kind of tools and ears good mastering provides. This is because the mastering engineer can contour the EQ and dynamics to make your music sound richer/ fuller and commercially ready. This is done with high-end equipment that has been calibrated to ensure exact results.
The process used in mastering services varies from project to
project, but in general can include the following:
There's no better way to understand the difference audio mastering services accomplish than to hear it for yourself. Listen to before-and-after work samples from our actual professional XTREAM AUDIO mastering engineers across a range of music genres and judge for yourself!