The Art of Mastering: A Conversation with Mandy Parnell

In conversation with Ableton’s Dennis DeSantis, Mandy Parnell will share her perspective on what mastering is, best practices for preparing material for mastering, the reality of “home mastering” as a financial necessity for many artists (and how to do the best work possible in this context).

Additionally, we’ll try to pin down the hallmarks of good mastering and the skills needed to achieve good results. We’ll also discuss gear at a variety of price points, questions about in-the-box versus hardware and thoughts about “automatic” mastering services.