gerund or present participle: mastering
Mastering, a form of audio post production, is the process of preparing and transferring recorded audio from a source containing the final mix to a data storage device (the master); the source from which all copies will be produced (via methods such as pressing, duplication or replication).
In mastering, the general purpose is to achieve a sonic balance between all elements of the record and attain the best possible playback from one sound system to another. Mastering acts as a ‘final’ quality check to assure that your records are at the top of their game. By using tools such as stereo enhancers, equalizers, compressors, exciters and so on, our engineers primary goal is to make your track become the best that it can be so that it can stand out from the competition, no matter where you are listening.