Do you want your tracks to sound like the ones you hear on the radio? If they don't already, that's probably just because commercial tracks are mastered before they hit the market. If you really want your music to sound professional, Sweetwater carries a variety of mastering tools that will help you get there.
Is it really necessary for you to master your tracks? Well, if you want your music to sound great, yes. Your tracks should always be mastered before being released. Mastering your music allows you to make sure your tracks sound as good as they possibly can across all playback devices. We carry a range of mastering tools at Sweetwater, and different processors provide different features. If you need to select mastering processors that will fit your particular needs, here are some things to think about.
Are you looking to play with specific frequencies? An equalizer is used in the mastering phase can make your music sound clearer and better.
Do you want your tracks to be dynamically balanced? Sweetwater also carries mastering units with compressors and limiters. Compressors help you deliver tracks that are well-balanced when it comes to volume. On the other hand, if you want your sound to really pack a punch, but want to avoid having signal peaking, check out our limiters. A mix of compression and limiting produces a mix that’s punch and balanced.
Do you need your bass to be stronger? Then grab one of our bass enhancers! Many instruments lose a bit of their zest when recorded, and that goes double for bass. If you don't want your tracks to sound flat and muddy, you can enhance your bass simply and easily with one of our bass enhancing mastering units. We also carry normalizers and sonic mixers if you want an even better sounding album!
When selecting your mastering unit, another important thing to keep in mind is that various units have various number of channels. For a beginner, a single- or dual-channel unit is the way to go, but if you want more, we offer units with up to 16 channels. Before buying, also double-check measurements to make sure you get a unit that will fit into your rack or workstation. Our convenient sidebar navigation allows you to filter your choice by processor type, number of channels and rack spaces, so you can be sure you're getting exactly what you need. Learn More
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