You may think that just recording your music is enough before you release it, but any decent sound engineer would recommend that you master your audio before release.
But, are they just trying to make money for themselves?
Is audio mastering really that important?
In short, yes.
We would recommend that you get your tracks mastered before putting them out. Audio mastering is the process by which an engineer would add professional polish to your music to create a professional sound.
Here are a few reasons why you might want to get your music mastered before dropping it online or on a disc…
- As mentioned above, the mastering process gives your music a professional sound. This not only lets you compete with other artists but also means that your audience can fully appreciate the effort you put into your music. They will be able to properly hear the bass, mid-range, and treble – rather than being presented with amateur sounding, muddy recordings.
- By passing your music to an audio engineer, you are allowing your music to get the once-over from a professional. Your friends may tell you that the track is banging, but a professional sound technician will give you an unbiased opinion on your sound. Even if you used recording and mixing engineers – they will have heard your music repeatedly. So, getting another fresh (and professional) pair of ears to check out your music is always worthwhile. Their opinion should offer a fresh perspective and improve your sound quality even more.
All professionally-released goes through a mastering process – so yours should too. If you want to compete on a level playing field!