Audio Mastering is a field for those with exceptional ears, training, and discipline. A mastering engineer is the gatekeeper, the final stage of ruthless examination before a piece of aural expression is released for consumption by the masses.
With extreme precision, they examine the battlefield of 20Hz-20kHz, making small adjustments… or none… at all.
Dynamics will be shown no mercy, especially in regard to the factor of crest.
Painstaking hours will be toiled away, ensuring the utmost of accuracy with ID3 tags.
Finally… finally! When the LED’s on the amplifier fade to darkness, and the elusive Bounce button is presssed, the world will finally know…
The Master has spoken.