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Chapter 11. Mastering > Before You Start Mastering

Before You Start Mastering

The most important mastering tool of all is your own ears, so the first order of business is to give your ears as clear a picture as possible.

Don't try to master your music after a long day of mixing has given you a case of sonic fatigue. If possible, don't listen to a work for a couple of days before you start mastering it. That way, when you start mastering you are coming at your work with a fresh set of ears.


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