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Let’s say that a track is 90% complete at premaster stage.

Now let’s say that an online mastering engineer in a moment of clarity pulls out all the stops to make it actually sound 100%.

Now let’s consider that an average mastering engineer can achieve 95% perfection (in between masturbating, watching you tube and eating cheese puffs).

That 5% difference? You could get that listening underwater with a cracked copy of ozone while posting shit on the psy forum.
 
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Hmm... Mastering has certainly changed somewhat over the years. The most obvious being the transition from hardware to software, or rather the transition to 'include' software. When I was first mastering it was almost entirely hardware based and 50% of it was being pressed to vinyl. Now that was an entirely different ball game. It's still the case though that most of the top mastering houses use mainly hardware and there are some real pro mastering guys out there with years of experience and great skills.
In recent years there's been a lot of these 'online' mastering studios pop up. I sincerely doubt whether most of them simply aren't opportunistic self-proclaimed engineers that haven't got as much knowledge and experience as they would have you believe; nor the necessary hardware and studio environment to actually make that much of a difference.
The last 10% can sometimes be huge in terms of how a production translates to different playback scenarios and it DOES take experience and genuine knowledge to achieve that. There is an often overlooked aspect to professional mastering which is that it is another set of good 'fresh' ears to make final decisions. Production, particularly electronic production can be a long winded process that can render the artist numb to crucial areas and mastering can provide that final (ahem) fix. If one looks at how the high end commercial process goes (certainly for music with actual instruments) it nearly always follows the pattern of Recording Engineer - Mixing Engineer - Mastering Engineer. This is absolutely because collaboration with fresh ears, different environments and different skills bring more refinement to the table at each sitting. Truly, if the mastering process was a charade then it's without question that the corporates wouldn't be paying for its services because they value profit above all else.

A fiver though... If someone asked me to do a mastering job for that I'd not be able to tell em to go fuck 'emself for being bent over double laughing.
 

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Oh and everyone knows there's only one type of glue worth bothering with. It's Evo and belongs in a bag.
 

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I listened back to what some masterers had done to my music and thought they had done too a bit too much, that they had squeezed a bit of the life and soul out of it for the sake making a sonic mark on it
Yep, I have been that guy on occasion!
 

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doesn’t have enough features for pro masterers but for artists who want to release something without going into their overdraft it’s quite good, and intuitive to use.
Have you used ozone by any chance? How does it compare? My current "mastering" chain is basically Blue Tubes Analog TrackBox + FabFilter Limiter. Live sets only ever get the limiter.
 

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Have you used ozone by any chance? How does it compare? My current "mastering" chain is basically Blue Tubes Analog TrackBox + FabFilter Limiter. Live sets only ever get the limiter.
I use Ozone. It's pretty good - I've used it for years and my last ep was 'mastered' with it. I think that stands up alright.
 

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^^ i can agree to that ! i have izotope'z ozone, and it is fantastic ! so glad i am doing self mastering !
 
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