There’s a lot to do to bring a field recording from concept to completion. There’s the extensive research needed to see if a session is possible. Calls made to line up talent. The actual recording follows, then detailed mastering, and meticulous curation.
Bewildered by it all? Unsure what each step requires? It’s understandable. I was recently asked to share guidelines for one of these stages: sound fx mastering.
Mastering itself is a fairly nuanced craft. Thousands of words could be written about it. Today’s article looks at the broad strokes: the important steps, the vital tasks, and what shouldn’t be skipped. Just learning about mastering? Want to review tracks you’ve already cleaned? This post is a quick checklist to help your mastering technique.
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