Think all you have to do from turning a bad mix into a good one is master it? Think mastering is simply a limiter on your DAW? Then think again. There are a whole lot of myths surrounding the exacting process of mastering an audio recording, and this article from Music Think Tank aims to dispel more than a few of them.

“The goal of mastering is to holistically correct and enhance a set of tracks that are destined for release,” says Barry Gardner, the author of the piece. Other myths they tackle:

– Music mixes will always come back sounding bright and sparkly
– Professional mastering can be performed at home
– Professional mastering can only cost $10.00

Check out all 10 topics in the piece right here.