Dramatic technological innovation is happening in the world, that too, at lightning speed. Who would have thought a few years ago, that you would have driverless cars, Artificial Intelligent Robots, things being printed from a 3d Printer! It just keeps getting better and better!
It's also great for musicians and artists since nowadays it is much simpler than ever to record, master and mix your song in your room. It is even less challenging to release your song to the world. In fact, during the lockdown due to COVID, many musicians did not have access to professional studios. They released their songs by working from their homes.
Since it has become easier to produce your own music, that has also brought in more competition. Because so many people can easily get into it now. So, it is important that as a musician, you can set yourself apart from the competition!
The question is, how do you do that?
One of the advantages that big musicians have is that their music is made in professional studios. But since upcoming artists do not have that kind of money, they can have their song professionally mixed and mastered.
What is Audio Mixing?
Audio Mixing is the technique of taking each element of your song and blending it to create one cohesive track. It involves multiple ways of processing to enhance the overall quality of sound. Such as adding EQ, reverb, compression, delay, etc. It is also important to outsource it to someone who uses good analog hardware and digital plugins.
What is Mastering?
Mastering is the ultimate step of the song making process. It is the final piece of the puzzle when completing your song. This helps make sure that the song is comparable in quality and loudness to professionally and commercially released music. Some of the types of Mastering are:
- Stereo Mastering
- Stem Mastering
- Audio Restoration
Mixing and Mastering give you some tremendous advantages over your rivals.
- Your songs will seem more definite, louder, warmer. They can compete with different songs from major artists whose songs are professionally mixed and mastered.
- Music is deemed to be a synergetic effort. Having a qualified mixing and mastering engineer can add a new artistic and brilliant touch to your song that you might not have imagined. These modifications could be what makes or breaks your track.
- The specialized experience needed to produce a professionally mastered song for distribution can require years to learn and master. It is better to outsource this to an expert so that you can focus on what you do best – create music!