Mixing and Mastering are very different processes in the audio industry, but both are essential for having a professional, great sounding, radio ready track. Typically, mixing is the first step which involves using EQ, compression, balancing volume levels and panning, pitch and timing correction, adding effects like reverb and delay, and combining the different sounds from your track into a single, polished mix.
After the mixing process, the mastering stage begins. This involves using audio analysis, dynamic EQ, compression and limiting, spectral shaping, imaging, increasing dynamic range and more to make sure your track is radio ready and sounds great when played across many different kinds of audio devices – whether it’s car speakers, headphones or, of course, AirPods.
Mastering also includes making sure your track fits in with the rest of your tracks (especially when releasing an album), so that everything is played at the same level and provides a sense of flow and consistency between all of the songs. We believe that no song should be released without professional mixing and mastering – which is why we’ve made it incredibly easy, fast, and affordable for everyone.