Mastering stage is a final stage in music production and can greatly influence overall impression and quality of a song. Since I am a beginner I still have a lot to learn in this area.
One tool that can help anyone get better results in a home environment is Auto Audio Mastering System (AAMS). I did not had a great opinion at first, since I thought it was only an automatic software tool that either gives great or below average results.
Once I discovered it has also a semi-manul/manul modes, I realised it could be of a great help to anyone trying to achive ‘professional sound’ in home environment. Still, AAMS is not gonna replace good mastering studio and a pair of ‘golden ears’ any time soon, but it is a good companion for a novice user at least. Tutorial is splited in two parts – Basic (Auto) and Advanced (Semi/Manual) mastering examples. Example was composed in a 15 minute time-frame for the purpose of this tutorials, so please do not comment on it’s quality.