Audio mastering


The post-production process where the finished recorded audio is transferred to a data storage device from which it will be copied.

Alternative labels

mastering of audio
soundtrack mastering
sound mastering

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Audio mastering is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Mastering engineer: Mastering engineers convert finished recordings to the desired format such as CD, vinyl and digital. They ensure the quality of the sound on all formats.

Optional knowledge

Audio mastering is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Recording studio technician: Recording studio technicians operate and maintain microphones and headsets in recording booths in recording studios. They operate mixing panels. Recording studio technicians manage all sound production requirements. They advise singers on the use of their voice. Recording studio technicians edit recordings into a finished product.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022