Academy Dashboard Forum Production Mastering Adam Ayan Q&A Album vs. Single Mastering Reply To: Album vs. Single Mastering

Adam Ayan

    Hi Rosti,

    The only difference that I find in single mastering vs album (or EP) mastering is context. In other words, part of the craft of mastering an album is bringing some sonic coherence to all of the songs of the album, giving them a somewhat even sonic footing. That could possibly mean that when mastering one song of an album you may not push it too far in one direction or another if in doing so you make it too unlike the rest of the album. If it is a single that does not matter!