The Art Of Mastering

Brewery X Libertree // Interview // Read HERE

Libertree, you are one of very few females in the engineering/mastering domain. Tell us, how did you become a mastering engineer and what makes this field so interesting to you?

Hey Katie, thank you for having me.

Well, I remember a few years back when I started releasing music and frankly didn’t know much about anything or myself. And there somehow I stumbled upon this blog article where the author was referring to mastering as „the dark arts“ that „nobody really understands“.

Obviously, I had to get involved afterwards. It was one of these „challenge accepted“ moments, you know.

But all jokes aside, for me going into mastering was a process with different reasons behind it.

I am an artist myself, so when I started out I felt like learning and understanding some „music vocabulary“. It´s good to know how to properly communicate your vision with engineers and other musicians. Later on, I wanted to understand what makes a good mix that is ready for mastering. Evaluating things from different angles always helps me with the process so looking at my mixes from the perspective of a mastering engineer made sense to me.

Now I feel like I´ve developed a certain fascination for being able to shape music and feelings and eventually create an aesthetic that sounds like the stuff in my head. After all mastering feels like one piece of the puzzle to me.

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