Dallas Taylor, host of the stellar sound design series Twenty Thousand Hertz, stops by to fill Nate in on the science and style of mastering: the subtle art that explains why Metallica had to re-release a controversial album, Kanye sounds so crisp, and why the best pop really pops.
In this episode, Dallas Taylor discusses the intricacies involves in the mastering process which involves processing the completed track. This is in contrast to mixing. What was interesting is that different mediums require different masters. This is another interesting take on covers and the ‘original’ song.