Mastering at home, retro House production techniques, M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro reviewed and more! Traditionally, mastering has always been seen as something of a dark art; a skill only understood by a select few, requiring copious amounts of experience and a studio packed with expensive equipment. In recent years, however, things have begun to change. Thanks to the wide availability of powerful, high-quality mixing and mastering plug-ins, along with advances in monitoring, headphone and other home studio technologies, it’s now easier than ever to achieve pro-quality masters at home. That said, mastering is still no walk in the park – there’s no magic plug-in preset ready to instantly polish your tracks, and the process still requires no small amount of practice and expertise.
However, our Expert Guide To Mastering At Home is here to help. While we can’t instantly make you a mastering engineer, we can guide you through the essential tools, techniques and knowledge needed to achieve professional-sounding results without the pro studio price tag.
Also in the new issue of FM, we’re looking at the production techniques behind the retro revival sweeping the underground House scene. Check out The Future Of Retro House to learn how to emulate classic Chicago and Detroit House sounds, and pick up some ideas for taking the retro sound to the next level. As ever, we’ve audio to guide you through it all too. Check it all out in the July issue, alongside loads more great features, artist interviews and the latest gear reviews.
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