When we hear songs, we just judge it and label it good or bad depending upon our own preference and inclination towards certain type of music but the thing is that we do not actually stop and appreciate how much effort goes into making a song. Professionals in music know that a song is not just about writing down the lyric but it is about actually producing the music that you hear in a song and without the music, even your favorite song would not sound that great. There are so many things that go into making the music of a song that it is mind boggling. A very important step that is applied to every professional and even unprofessional song is mastering which makes the songs all better and they sound perfect because of this technique. Many of the musicians get this done from studios for their rap beats and other type of music but some do it all on their own which is simply marvelous and we are going to try to get you familiarized with the steps as briefly as we can.
Preparing The Track
The first step would be to prepare the final draft so that you can master it. For this you would first need to export it correctly to a stereo file and then import some commercial references to know how good your song is.
Fixing The Track
This step is so that you can fix up all the problems (if any) before you proceed.
Enhancing The Track
You would be enhancing the track in this step by using different plug ins like EQ, valve emulator, tape emulator etc.
Clipping The Track
This step is very necessary as it would actually transform all the sounds and make it into one smooth track.