Mastering for beginners

 

It is not just as simple as recording a batch of genius songs in various places around the world and expecting the public to appreciate your creative wonderfulness. One of the things you have to do is make them sound cohesive, make them sound like an ‘album’ that flows from song to song with no obvious wires holding it all together. This is where Barry comes in and the arcane art of mastering an album for public consumption.