Learn more about mixing, mastering, audio repair, vocal processing and other useful topics with a variety of articles, videos, and guides from our trusted experts.
Take a drum mix from a great recording to a fantastic mix using tools such as Alloy 2's multiband Transient Shaper as well as vintage compression tricks and the Harmonic Exciter module.
Dave Moulton offers tons of helpful hints for mastering your mixes, as well as why you really shouldn't. Check out this article for plenty of real-world advice on how to go about mastering your own mixes if you really, really have to.
By following some recommended best practices in the audio mastering process, it is actually possible to prevent certain artifacts from occurring when the audio is later compressed to a format like MP3 or AAC.