In a magazine article Steve Levine gave these 5 crucial mastering tips:
"Work out your running order first - use itunes or media player to get it sorted easily.
Burn a CD of your mix and listen to it on a hi-fi or in your car before you do any mastering.
Make notes about how the tracks sound: Too much bass? Too quiet? Too loud?
Don'y over process your tracks, and be sure to give your ears plenty of rests.
Listen to commercial CDs - how do they compare to yours?"
Who is Steve Levine?
He is a Grammy-winning record producer. He has produced albums and songs for bands such as The Beach Boys, Culture Club, Gary Moore, Ziggy Marley and Stevie Wonder.
Levine has collected a number of awards, including BPI Producer of the Year, Music Week Top Singles Producer, and a Grammy for his work with Deniece Williams.
In 2007, Levine was made a Companion of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.
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