Mastering is the final stage of the creative process and the last step before a completed recording is sent for duplication, the bridge between vision and artifact.
Combining a unique vantage point outside the studio with specialized skills and equipment, mastering offers a fresh perspective and a variety of tools to realize an artist’s vision, as well as a last chance to identify and correct sonic issues. In the mastering process, mixes become albums and singles ready for release. With processes as simple as sequencing or track spacing, and as complex as surgical EQ processing and frequency-specific compression, a mastering engineer works with an artist or producer to realize and retain their original vision, and bring it to the world.
Alex McCollough has been a mastering engineer in Nashville since 2003, working on hundreds of projects with artists at every level of the industry, from major labels to independents.
Email Alex with any questions, or to get a quote.