Mastering

Multi-platinum producer/engineer Lu Diaz (Jay-Z, Beyoncé, DJ Khaled, Pitbull) shows you 10 vital tips for getting loud, clean and dynamic mixes and preparing your mix for the final mastering stage with the Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain.

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There’s nothing quite like the glue, punch and excitement that a lightly hit mix bus compressor can add to a song. In this old-school shootout, we compare 5 different compression flavors for your mix bus.

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Putting a brickwall limiter at the end of the master chain is a staple in the sound of modern releases, but you have many different options. Here we’ll guide you through picking the most effective limiter for your music.

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This collaboration with Abbey Road Studios allowed us to capture the decade-crossing magic of the EMI TG12410 Transfer Console. This allows you to bring to your own productions the same magic heard on albums by Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Ed Sheeran, Radiohead, and Queen and many more.

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Hear the magic of the Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain in this 5 minute demo. Watch how you can turn a good mix into a great sounding master with this powerful, flexible and versatile plugin.

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After learning that for the better part of the past five decades the TG12410 mastering console has been used daily at Abbey Road Studios, we knew there must be some special magic about it. Watch Abbey Road's in-house engineers explain how they use it and what's so special about it.

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Learn how to master a song using only 5 plugins, covering loudness, EQ adjustments and stereo enhancement. In this video, engineer/producer Sean Divine shows how he prepares a track for distribution using only a few simple processes.

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One of the first rules of music production has been to never to master your own mixes. But some rules are meant to be broken: Learn how to polish off your finished mixes without losing your perspective.

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Should you try to win the loudness wars, or do you retain as much dynamic range as possible? You can achieve both! Learn exactly how to fine-tune your mix's dynamics and gain the best of both worlds.

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Setting levels for compression and limiting is a vital part of the mastering process. How much is typical? How loud is too loud? Get valuable tips on how to maintain proper levels for effective mastering.

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