There’s nothing that feels quite as good as listening to a finished mix that has tons of juicy low end to it.

On the flip side, there’s nothing as disheartening as ruining that low end with a bad mastering job.

I’ve been there, and it’s painful.

You spend so much time crafting this beautiful, punchy, huge-sounding mix, only to have it destroyed in a matter of a few clicks.

I found the solution for me usually involves a combination of EQ and multi-band compression.

EQ is a really simple tool.

Multi-band compression is fairly complex.

The way I use them is actually very simple, and very effective. The end result? I’m able to recapture that big fat bottom end that I always wanted.

I learned just about everything I know about mastering from my good buddy Ian Shepherd.

He’s a mastering veteran who runs a class called Home Mastering Masterclass, where he teaches his mastering technique. (He even uses one of my songs in one of the videos!)

If you want to learn more about mastering, Ian is your man. The class begins soon, so sign up before Friday to get a special discount here:

www.joelikes.com/hmm

Joe Gilder
Home Studio Corner

P.S. If you forward me your receipt after placing your order using the link above, I will give you a free bonus video where I walk you step-by-step through one of my own mastering sessions.