Mastering! By now we pretty much all know that it's a vital part of the production process, essential to getting a radio-ready sound, even if radio is just one of the few ways people may hear your music. Indeed, smartphones, cars and home hi-fis are just as important. In this short video from the course Logic Pro X 105: Mastering Essentials, Joe Albano explains the history of mastering - how it began, the kinds of tools, techniques and media that were used from the earliest days and the way it has evolved.
Joe explains how some techniques from the earliest days are still in use today - after all vinyl is still popular - but also how the techniques and workflows have changed to accommodate huge changes in the way we work like plugins, software and mastering for web streaming and other destinations. Tying the story in with Logic's mastering workflows, Joe demonstrates how Logic's built-in plug-ins can be employed to get the best sounding masters for your productions. Check out the rest of the videos in the course for a complete guide to the essentials of mastering in Logic Pro X.