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Complete Audio Mastering: Practical Techniques by Gebre E. Waddell

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CHAPTER 2Do-It-Yourself Guide for Basic Mastering

This chapter covers the things you need to know to get started with mastering right away. Sometimes a fast start is the best way to begin with something new. Also, mastering seems to appeal to those who are naturally hands-on. Even for readers who are experienced with mastering, this chapter may help to frame the concepts of the rest of the book.

The Most Basic CD Mastering

Let’s start with the most basic approach for creating a CD. You would collect all the mixes, arrange them in the right sequence, and burn them on a CD with one of the many applications available for the task. That’s it, you can play the CD.

Issues with Such a Basic Approach

With the previous approach, when you listen to the ...

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