Put it on tape.
The song has been arranged and rehearsed, now it’s time to bring in the players, set up the uber expensive mics, and press record. This is the time to execute on the vision, and pay particular attention to each phrase, instrument, lyric and performance. Time spent getting your sound and performance right in the studio pays off big time once the mixing process begins.
The elements of the project have been arranged and recorded. Now it’s time to blend them together to create a stunning sound piece that meets the creator’s intention, while surpassing expectation. Each individual sound is manipulated through equalization, compression and other techniques to bring every detail to the surface creating deep, wide and crystal clear audio playback. Whether it be stereo or surround sound, this is where it all comes to life.
This is where is comes to life.
Mastering is an example of the sum being greater than it’s parts.
The final step is sequencing and making fine adjustments to volume and tone. Here is a process of listening in its most critical state. Adjustments made here are detailed and deliberate. Mastering is an example of the sum being greater than it’s parts. The patience and details all add up in this final stage and ensures the product can compete with other commercial products, as well as stand on its own.