What is mastering? And how is it different from mixing?

Glad you asked. As we near the end of the song creation process we have one final audio-related step and that is mastering. We want to put that final coat of polish onto our mix and make sure it sounds its absolute best.

In today’s video, I’m going to explain what mastering is and then show you how easy it is to let auto mastering software like LANDR and eMastered do the job for you. Then we’ll compare the master to my original mix and break down the differences.