- Stereo Mastering -
The classic with a new workflow
My working method is in many ways different
from that of most other mastering engineers.
- Good mastering includes mix supervising
In order to attain the best results in the master-
ing process, there should be the possibility of
correcting unmasterable mixing errors, where
the mixing engineer creates a new mix
according to my suggestions, which then can
return into the mastering process.
In an ideal situation I receive the "fresh" mix(es)
online for evaluation, so that mixing errors can
be corrected immediately.
- 2-step mastering
As soon as I have all files, I generally work
alone to master the recorded media
according to your wishes. I log all production
steps,so that every situation can be re-created.
Then you receive my "proposed master" for
listening in the monitoring environment with
which you are most familiar. In case there are adjustments to be made, you come to my studio
for final delivery (or we agree on required updates remotely via email, skype, etc.).
The advantages of this 2-step process are obvious: At first, you profit from my
unprejudiced neutrality without any influence on your part. Then you receive the "proposed
master" and can listen to it in your familiar listening environment to get a good idea of the
result. Finally, if desired and required you come to my studio for any further refinements
you might wish.
- Good scheduling is a condition for good results
Best results are possible only when you budget for the time needed for possible mixing
improvements. Consider me early for your production plan.
- Delivering files
Many mistakes can be avoided even when preparing audio files.
To attain the best results please read:
Tips for delivering files for mastering.pdf