Week 10 – Mastering Something Beautiful

Mastering is enhance the overall level of a song and improving the recording quality after the mixing stage. With the use of EQ, compression, dither (24 – 16 bit) etc. Again I have used presents and then configured them.

Parallel Compression: Increasing the volume of the compressor in the choruses.

Parrel Compression

Parrel Compression

Settings for compressor

Settings for compressor

Mix bus Compression – A compressor on the master fader to boost and smooth the track.

Mix bus compression.

Mix bus compression.

EQ: I used a bit of EQ on the stereo track to add loudness and a little dip in the bass.

EQ

Limiter: To stop clipping.

Limiter settings

Limiter settings

Maximizer: To make the track louder.

Maximizer

Maximizer

Dither: 16 noise shaping.

Dither

Dither

Master: Something Beautiful

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