Of course, some people have always found it odd that someone who does mastering full-time as their main source of income would be offering a free guide on how to master your own music! Without a doubt, I still think that professional mastering is the best option when it comes to creating a great sounding finished product. Especially in this day and age where most people work alone on their songs from start to finish. It’s still by far the most economical way to get advice and help from someone with more experience, as well as a dedicated listening enviroment, who can really take things to the next level to bring out the best in your music.
But I also remember being a starving student myself, and I know there’s a lot of people out there who just can’t afford to go that route (or have other reasons to want to go it alone). My hope is that guides like this will help dispel some of the common myths about self-mastering your own music, and perhaps in some small way lead to a lot of music sounding better as a result.
My reasons are selfish you see, I just can’t stand to hear incredible tracks ruined by people over-processing things when they “master” it themselves 🙂
Peace and beats,