So, what is a mastering engineer?
The music mastering engineer is one who has a musical as well as technical background, good ears, extremely hi-end equipment that is constantly tested for peak performance, technical knowledge and an excellent sense of timing and pitch. He knows how to operate a wide range of specialized technical equipment, much of which is not found in the average recording studio. The successful mastering engineer understands many musical styles, edits music, and puts it all together with sophisticated digital processing tools.
What they do
A great mastering engineer is sensitive to the needs of the producer and the artist, and treats each project with individual and personal attention. He understands and prepares the music for conversion to MP3, AAC, broadcast over the radio, played in the car, the club, or the home stereo system and of course the iPod or any type of music player. When the mastering process is completed by a professional music mastering engineer you and your listeners will be exposed to the music only, not the processing which it has under gone. We are adamant about the end result of your music album that it’s all about the music and all technical process and treatments live backstage and do not compete with your music performance.