How to Master Any Genre You Want


I feel your fear. Not only is home mastering a little scary, but it’s even worse when you’re unfamiliar with the genre. I’m not especially good at synth-techno-euro-dub-rock, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you weren’t either. However, mastering is the easy part. It just takes a little extra effort and care. You just need...


Zen and the Art of a Strong Stereo Image


This is a guest post from mastering engineer Barry Gardner who operates SafeandSound online mastering From time to time I hear a mix that has a dubious stereo image.  This can affect both acoustic or electronic mixes. For acoustic mixes it is often the mic technique that creates a problematic stereo image. For electronic mixes,...