What Is Music Mastering, Anyway? | The High Fidelity Report

What Is Music Mastering, Anyway? | The High Fidelity Report

“On a good playback system, my mastering work should sound lifelike. That’s always been my goal. I can’t worry about what kind of stereo one will be playing it back on. That way leads to madness. I like to know about the wide range of gear people have from cheap to expensive. It’s a nice thing that people playing with both $20,000 and $500 stereo sets can say that a record I mastered sounds good, but there is no way to tailor a record to sound good on only $1k or $50k systems or whatever. Too many variables.”

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