How do I master more than one song?

Mastering one song can become easy if you are comfortable with your workflow, but mastering multiple songs, and achieving a nice album flow, can be a challenge. You want your tracks to match in terms of tonal balance, width and depth, dynamics and loudness; something that acquires a different approach. Most of the time I master my first track using reference tracks, but stop after Step 6. Then I use this track as a reference track for my other tracks. The more tracks I master at the same time, the more I go back and forth between the tracks (sometimes falling back on my original reference tracks). It becomes a balance between creating a solid unity, but at the same time doing what’s best for the individual tracks. After finding a suitable balance I use the brickwall limiter (Step 7) over all tracks at once.

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7 plug-ins + quick-start manual (1.8MB)

 

€140

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User Reviews

“The 7-step mastering suite is a very versatile, nice and easy concept that's highly beneficial for both the pro and beginner sound engineers, it sounds very good on different genres and yields that "expensive" sound of bigger and more professional studios, and given that awesome price it should be in every home studio. We need a AAX version but it will be here soon as advertised on the product homepage. It works!”

Ahmed Samadie
CEO and Founder of NOIZZ Studio (Cairo, Egypt)

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Jelle van Buuren
Musician/producer at nbrecords.com (Enschede, The Netherlands)

“I am not a professional engineer, I'm just my band's engineer/sound guy. We're a grown-up garage band in Northern Vermont called Thunderbolt Research. We've been learning to record, mix, and master on our own as we go. Speaking as an amateur enthusiast, Thanks!! This is great! You've made "mastering" tangible and accessible. It's hard, as an amateur, to learn what mastering really means. Those who can do it like to act like no one else would ever understand. I found the manual to be extremely informative, possibly the best "how to master" that I've found. The tools all make sense and are easy to use. I'm really excited for my band to record our next tune so I really get into the nitty gritty. Your tools are definitely permanent additions to my tool kit.”

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Thunderbolt Research (Northern Vermont , USA)