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Download a Free Guide on Mastering Techniques in Music

Learn the skills required to succeed as a mastering engineer, and make the right decisions on tools to use for each project

Featuring advice from a range of leading mastering engineers, this guide will provide you with insights on:

  • Routes to get into the profession and developing a successful career
  • The “four Es” of mastering: ears, experience, environment and equipment
  • Five fundamental tools for audio adjustments: analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters (AD/DAs), equalizers (EQs), compressors/limiters, expanders, brickwall limiters (BWLs), and digital audio workstations (DAWs)
  • Specialist techniques for mastering dance and heavy metal music


1. Fundamental Mastering Tools and the Primary Colors of Mastering, by Evren Goknar from Major Label Mastering: Professional Mastering Process

2. Mastering, by Rick Snoman from Dance Music Manual

3. Mastering, by Mark Mynett from Metal Music Manual

4. Mastering Success, by Russ Hepworth-Sawyer from Mastering in Music

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