Monitoring, Mixing, and Mastering
Once recordings have been made, the task of creating a version optimized for listeners remains. For stereo recordings, this process may involve equalization and gain changes that allow the material to suit the medium intended for distribution, a process known as mastering. For multichannel recordings, the individual tracks must first be combined, or mixed, in order to create the desired output. Each track may be processed with spectral and/or dynamic ...