Academy Dashboard Forum Production Mastering Adam Ayan Q&A The Mastering Process Reply To: The Mastering Process

Adam Ayan

    Hi Anders,

    For me the master is done when I can listen to it from beginning to end (on a song by song basis), and I it connects with me musically and I do not feel the need to grab a knob and make any more changes 🙂 I know that sounds very simple, but it's true - if I can listen to the mastering and enjoy the music as fully as I think possible, then it's done!

    I do not reference other playback devices any more. I did that quite a bit starting out and found it very very useful. Once I dialed in what things sound like in my room relative to other playback environments I could reliably master without the need to check on a regular basis. I highly recommend going through this process.