S3E11 – .10dB Causes Distortion (Mastering)

Music Production Made Simple Podcast by GratuiTous (Riley Weller)

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In this episode we talk about mastering tips to achieve a loud master which still has “dynamics”, and how only .1dB was the difference between hearing distortion when mastering a song on BEAT TAPES By GratuiTous Vol. 10

When mastering music, there is a sweet spot to give your music the most excitement and energy.. go too loud, you’re wrecking your music.. not loud enough, your music will be lacking!

The Loudest Part of a Song when Mastering

A helpful tip when mastering your music is going to these loud parts of a song to make sure no distortion is happening, because distortion will typically happen only at the loudest parts of a song.

The first beat of a chorus is typically the loudest part of a song..

This is because all instruments are playing here, and the initial spike can cause audible unwanted distortion.

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