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Pre-Mastering Tips

I get a lot of Pre-Masters that are to loud or are peaking at 0db and they sound squashed and distorted.This is not how you want to deliver your song to the mastering engineer.

Keep any limiters off your stereo output when you are working and when you bounce down your mix.

Dont overload your stereo output or you individual busses, Leave headroom throughout your whole mix.

Keep all your faders well below 0db and stay out of the red at all times.

Focus on making a good mix with plenty of Dynamic Range, you can get a free tool for checking your range HERE.

A lower pre-master with a good balance and dynamics to begin with will make a Louder Master in the end.

If you need more volume , Turn Up Your Speakers !!!  Not your faders.

Mastering – a step by step guide to good sound