Mastering and remastering: few essential tricks for a clean sound [Sorry Video No Longer Available]

Updated: Apr 13

There are many different factors that you need to consider when mastering your music, and this article will provide some insight into the process. You'll find out how mastering can affect your volume and spectral balance, what tools are used, and essential tips to make sure that your listeners enjoy a great listening experience every time!

Who says it's only human ears that are sensitive to audio imperfections? We don't! So we use that to our advantage by adding a little bit of compression on each track. Compression, in the mastering process, is a tool used to raise the overall volume level in your music without killing the dynamics. It's used to boost the perceived loudness of your music, allowing you to get your volume up to industry standards before you even get it mastered by a professional. But there are many different types of compressors out there, and they all work in different ways .If you're on a budget and your only option is to use Logic Pro's stock plugin compressor, we've got you covered.

This video tutorial will show you how to set the compressor on the mix buss in Logic so that it'll work for you, just like our mastering engineers use! But if you're willing to invest in a bit of extra gear, we highly recommend purchasing one or more of the excellent compressors by UAD (Universal Audio). And if you want something even more transparent (but with a bit more of an expensive price tag) we recommend the new Apogee One!

How to Master in Logic Pro X - EQ

EQ is one of the most powerful tools you have when it comes to mastering, and at this stage of your mix it's important that you use it wisely. Our video tutorial will show you how to do some light filtering (also known as frequency carving or surgical EQ), so that your track sounds clear and balanced.

How to Master in Logic Pro X - Dynamic Processing

This part is all about dynamics! Learn how to use the excellent (and powerful!) compressor by FabFilter named Pro-C 2. It's not always necessary to use a compressor, but if you want your track to sound professional and polished it often helps quite a bit. If you're interested in making your music stand out in the crowd, this is one of the best tools you have at your disposal. Of course, if you don't want your music to stand out much at all, a compressor can also be used to make it sound less original. Our video tutorial will show you how to use compression in a way that will make your track sound more 'full' and smooth.

How to Master in Logic Pro X - Synth and Sitar Tone Generation

The final part of our mastering series on Logic Pro X is Synth and Sitar Tone Generation. We created this synth patch using Spectrasonics Omnisphere . We used a software instrument to create some unique tones that you might not have heard before. In this video, we will show you how to program and use a synth patch like the one we created in our song.

Of course, if you're interested in learning all about mastering and Logic Pro X, (either from scratch or if you're an expert) check out our complete Mastering Series

Written by Jaye Sanders - HardSleeper Music

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