Although Mastering is a specialised vocation requiring years of experience, great ears and solid technical grounding it is by no means unreachable to the bedroom producer. I have always been of the belief that anyone can make an attempt at mastering and that the experience alone will reap valuable rewards. My job is to help you achieve your goals and if mastering is your objective then that is what I will teach you.
However, before you can jump into a manic mastering project it would help tremendously if you knew what the mastering requirements are for your chosen genre and it is for this reason alone that I have created genre specific pre mastering video tutorials and written a book, Mixbus Strategies, on the subject of managing the master bus in your DAW because ultimately that is what we will be concentrating on - the mixbus.
Urban pre mastering requirements utilise the same principles and techniques that are used for all genres. However, that is where any similarities end. The requirements for pre mastering Urban music is very different to that of, say, House music, and it is this area I want to explore with you.
This video explores, in detail, how to prepare and process your mixes for Urban music mastering.
MixBus/Master Bus and how to manage MB dynamics
Cleaning and Dynamic Equalisation
Redundant Frequencies and how to locate them
Inverse processing for advanced users
Urban music mastering requirements