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STEM Mastering

The Difference Between Stem Mastering And 2 Track Stereo Mastering

While stereo mastering is the most common type of mastering, there’s another method to consider: stem mastering. Stereo mastering is the easier, faster, and more affordable option, but because only a single two-track stereo file is being worked on, the result may be flat, with disappointing sonic results. For more dimension and depth, choose stem …

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Compression And Limiting

How To Use Compression And Limiting In Mastering Without Compromising Dynamics

The best thing about using Mercury Mastering for mastering your music is that you don’t have to learn the ins and outs of audio science––you just need to know what sounds good and let us take care of the process. That said, if your ultimate goal is a career in the music industry, being conversant …

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Why Use an Audio Mastering Service Online

Using an online music mastering service is fast and cost-effective, but some options are better than others. Here’s why so many musicians are now choosing to master their recordings online––and why we believe Mercury Studios is the best provider of online mastering services.

Why Audio Mastering is Important

At Mercury Studios, we offer Grammy award-winning audio mastering that is accessible to everyone. If you’re new to the music industry, you may be wondering what it means to master audio and why this final step is so critical to the recording process. Here’s what you need to know about mastering audio.

What is Stem Mastering?

Stem Mastering is a more versatile option of normal mastering. We use a few “stems” (combined tracks such as drums, guitars, keyboards, etc.) of your song to achieve the final master. You can send 3-5 stereo channels that we will tweak individually to produce the absolute best sounding master.

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