What is mastering???

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by XPshychoticXPyr, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. Me and my band are recording in a few days and i want to know if we should have all our soongs mastered for 45$ and what it is and what it will do for us and our soud. We are a rock band..

  2. Mastering, as I understand it, involves EQ, multi-band compression, and/or level adjustment. One thing that mastering does is gets a consistent level and EQ across all the songs (as I understand it). If it's only gonna cost $45 then go for it! Might be a good idea to check the mastering engineer's credentials.
  3. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    If the guy is good, then it is highly recommended. That is, if you want to sound professional.
  4. ment to say 45$ a song...
  5. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    That's pretty steep! I don't know, that might be standard though. It really does make a pretty big difference though.
  6. I was recommended a mastering engineer in NashVegas that charged $100/song. I'm sure they go much higher than that.
  7. Ya and im almost broke with recording rfee's may just skip mastering lol

  8. Johnalex


    Jul 20, 2001
    South Carolina
    Check out what his process is and what type of equipment he uses. Get one song done and see how it sounds, if satisfied do the rest. I think his price is very resonable.
  9. Easy Money

    Easy Money

    Nov 11, 2002
    Wellington, KS
    Should you get it mastered?


    Should you pay $45 a song?

    Maybe not...shop around!!

    I know the guy that does ours can do them for a lot less money than that.

    Is it worth it? Listen for yourself...I think so.


    tell Carter that Easy sent ya!
  10. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Because this isn't so much about any particular recording as it is about how recordings are prepared for final delivery, I will move this and maybe more folks will chime in on the topic.