More Than One Way to Skin a Song

You know what they say, there’s more than one way to skin a cat…whatever that means.

But when it comes to mastering your music, sometimes it seems as painful as skinning something. 🙂

One common question has to do with volume.

How loud should your mastered mixes be? Are there any rules?

Hillel, one of my subscribers, asked it this way:

“Normally when doing a basic mastering of my tracks, I put my speakers and interface volume knobs halfway up and then try to bring up the volume so its at a nice normal listening level. Would you consider this a good practice? Or should I be attempting to get the volume up to a specific level?” (more…)