Mastering Music Before CD Duplication

Mastering Music Before CD Duplication


CD'sIt’s known that the CD duplication process is the last step to a perfect CD. Before you even consider bringing a CD into the duplication process, you want to make sure that everything fits together the correct way. Knowing how your end sound should be and how to monitor everything correctly will help you to get the best quality sound out of your CD before the duplication process.

I then I had my own moment of personal discovery as I was asked to be interviewed for an international  internet radio station & not going to lie, I was over the moon! An Indie solo artist from Australia got chosen & I embraced it. 

It ended up with nothing much else garnered at the time other than five minutes of me chatting to a ‘robot’ of a host & a song of mine aired to a ghost audience.

Your first tip is to know that just recording your instruments is not the end to the process, even if you only plan on making a few duplicated CDs. Once you get to the mastering stage, you will want to check to see if all of the instrumentation is equal and that it balances out the way that you want to. This not only includes balance, but also pertains to the volume level that you want to keep throughout the CD and consistency from one song to another.

It’s known that the CD duplication process is the last step to a perfect CD. Before you even consider bringing a CD into the duplication process, you want to make sure that everything fits together the correct way.

The way to check mastering comes down to the technicalities of making sure that all of the instruments are normalized at the same frequency and balance out between lows and highs. You can always find the math formulas that will help you to mix together everything correctly and sum up everything so that it blends nicely. It is something that you want to check for with consistency throughout the entire CD.

This means that you can adjust the volume on some of the songs, change the volume or mix on all of the songs or clarify some of the sounds through compressing the mix that you are working with. The idea at this point is to have the entire CD at the same volume level and to make sure that everything blends.

The idea at this point is to have the entire CD at the same volume level and to make sure that everything blends. The end result is that you will have a CD that is balanced out, not only with one great song, but with the entire CD.

Typically, mastering software will come with configurations that you can customize to get the right balance in each song. Rock music will have a slightly louder volume than classical music. Understanding the differences and how to adjust will help your music to sound better in the end process.

The end result is that you will have a CD that is balanced out, not only with one great song, but with the entire CD. Your music will gain a professional sound and you will be able to distinguish your mix to your fans. By the time you bring this into the duplication area, you will be able to duplicate something that has a mastered touch.

Once your monitors tell you how the sound is balancing out, make a dumby master. Go through each track and make sure that your volume stays the same and that all of the instruments are balanced out correctly.

 

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