Separation Mastering is a process whereby the engineer will master a song, not from a stereo mix but from a small group of sub-mixes, i.e. a vocal mix, an instrument mix, and a drum mix. When done properly it can be a more versatile solution to professional mastering because it gives the mastering engineer more control of song components. For instance, the mastering engineer can now apply equalization to portions of the mix without affecting the entire mix.
Separation mastering is often helpful in cases where the mixing engineer is unable or does not have the equipment to achieve a particular mix.
Audio Bay Mastering does provide Separation Mastering services. Please feel free to inquire about services and pricing.
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