Independent Mastering

Today’s post will have limited interest to non-musicians, so feel free to click over to this Best of Cute Golden Retriever Puppies Compilation.

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Eric and Don at Independent Mastering in Nashville are absolute wizards. They work fast, have reasonable rates, and pride themselves on giving independent musicians a stellar product. They’ve also won, like, Grammys and stuff.

It’s a cliché saying mastering engineers are the unsung heroes of the recording process, but that doesn’t make it any less true.

The purpose of mastering is to unify the sound of a record, maintain consistency across an album, and prepare for distribution. It’s the icing on the proverbial cake, aka the best part of the proverbial cake, and what kind of icing do you want? Some sugar-free bastardization (aka a mastering plug-in), or the tooth-rotting real McCoy (aka the dual-headed Yoda that is Eric and Don)? This analogy’s lazy and ill-advised, and I apologize.

Hit up Eric and Don. Let them be amazing. LET THEM ICE YOUR CAKE. You won’t regret it, trust me.

And you’ll get to meet Chaco.