The mastering process :

1 - Load in with Eq, compression & limiting

This is the most creative & artistic part of the session where the engineer & client make adjustments to the mixes. The goal is to take all the different songs, sometimes mixed by different engineers in different studios & make them all sound like they belong together.


2 - Editing, sequencing, indexing

This is the more technical aspect of mastering, sequencing the record, editing & adjusting the fade-ins, fade-outs, cross-fades, relative volumes & inserting the PQ codes (indexes) & Cd-text.


3 - Listening down while burning master (Quality control)

Listening down to the finished record while making a real-time production master & (or) a reference CDR.