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Pro Tools All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Jeff Strong

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Chapter 2: Mastering Your Music

In This Chapter

check.png Setting up a mastering session

check.png Converting your song files

check.png Processing your production

check.png Sequencing your songs

You’ve done everything else yourself, so why not master your music, too? Well, I hear ya. Even though I’m a firm believer in the magic that a professional mastering engineer can bring to a production — check out the preceding chapter in this mini-book for my take on that — I’m also a do-it-yourself kinda guy. If you’re like me, you at least need to give mastering a shot. After all, you have nothing to lose — except a little time — and everything to gain (or at least learn from).

This chapter walks you through how to master your music in Pro Tools. I offer some general guidelines that you can keep in mind while you work and help get you up to speed on mastering your music yourself. I also show you how to set up your mastering session in Pro Tools.

remember.eps The Pro Tools mastering steps given here use the Bounce to Disk function. You don’t ...

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