Top 10 DIY Mastering Mistakes (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a two-part series by UK mastering engineer Ian Shepherd, who runs Mastering Media and the Production Advice website.. Check out part 1 here.

6. The Gaps don’t work

People usually fall into two camps – when you say “right, lets do the gaps”, they’re either the ones who say “huh ?” and look confused, or the ones who say “OK then!” and get out their notepads : )

Once you get into it though, everyone sees the point – and usually they agree on what the perfect gap is between any two songs ! Gaps play a crucial role shaping the flow and feel of an album. If a gap is right, you’ll never even notice it’s there – if it’s wrong, it’ll stick out like a sore thumb. (more…)