Digital Domain at Sterling Sound Mastering Workshop 10 TUTORIAL
Brought to you from Sterling Sound in New Jersey, this series is led by mastering engineer Idania Valencia!
For her MWTM debut, Idania gives a comprehensive walkthrough of her philosophy, workflow, and techniques. Demonstrating her expertise on six different projects, she conveys how to efficiently use a handful of plug-ins to consistently achieve ‘in the box’ results on par with high-end analog chains. She also discusses monitoring, SRC, loudness penalisation, and much more!
Philosophy, studies, internship, assisting, setup, DAW of choice, mix vs. stem mastering, genre-based focus
Target levels, ‘louder vs. better’ psychology, DSP normalisation, penalisation triggers, optimising for algorithms
Sample rate, bit depth, SRC, streaming platform resolutions, playback device capabilities, advancements
Studio design, monitoring environments, translation, headphone QC, distortion, analog vs. digital processing
Mastering ‘It Takes Two’ by Fiji Blue
Mastering ‘Lose my Mind’ by James Arthur
Mastering ‘Casinò’ by Lucrezia
Mastering ‘When’ by Moyka
Mastering ‘Loved You A Little’ by The Maine ft. Taking Back Sunday & Charlotte Sands
Mastering ‘Handle with Care’ by Francis Karel