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Mixing vs Mastering Explained

Watch as Weezna talks about the difference between mixing and mastering. Mixing is the process where we take multiple tracks and blend them together to create the sound we want. This is where we use eq, compression, fx on individual tracks to make our completed final mix. Mastering is the very last step where the track it pushed as loud as possible without destroying dynamics. This is also where additional processing to the overall track is made. The overall brightness, low end, punch, and width of the track can be tweaked in mastering.
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20 thoughts on “Mixing vs Mastering Explained

  1. I've heard of a file format called .flac being used for mastering. If this is true, then you seem to prefer having a mix and a master file/folder separate, perhaps specifically when the mixer and masterer are different parties.

  2. Do you think it's okay to add about 2dbs of mid boost EQ on the master channel for some mixes that overall sound a bit flat and THEN master it with it(myself or sending it out to an engineer)? Or am I just better of to do totally everything during mastering?

  3. Weezna, your explication of the differences makes TOTAL SINCE, to me anyway! I don't know why anyone would Master during the mix phase, unless they have found their own style of creating music, which would be cool to check out but overall, I too, agree, about keeping the two phases separate, it just makes good sense to be able to have a copy of your original mix save down, in case you want to revisit it or even make a new remixed version.

  4. Hi can you just tell me that while you are mixing the speakers are set at half volume? Or they are kept at full and you are taking care the master track meter doesn't go red…..plssss tell…I'm quite confused abt these theory

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