It’s a question we get all the time: what do you do when the mixes you receive are more… “challenged” than you might ideally like ? How much can you fix in mastering if you really need to, and how much should you do ? In this show we cover a range of strategies for dealing with some of the toughest challenges when you’re mastering tricky mixes, including:
- What is a crappy mix ?
- Should we even try to master one ?
- When not to master a crappy mix – and what you can learn
- Techniques for “digging in” – from subtle to aggressive
- A brand-new option for the very worst cases
- The Golden Rule
Stereo width in mastering
TMS #25 – Stereo: width, depth and image – how to measure, monitor and master them
Centre that sub ! (A guide to mono-ing your low end) by Ian Stewart
TMS #33 – BEFORE Mastering