The method breaks down into 2 simple steps:
Step 1: Sweetening
This is where you add the “secret sauce.”
It’s the part of mastering that will GLUE your mix together and make it sound better.
It could be a small tweak to hype-up your chorus… or smoothing out the transients… or removing the unwanted resonances that are sucking the energy out of your low-end.
The good news is, there are only 5 main things you need to listen for—and decide if they need “sweetening.”
(How do you decide? You can use what Justin calls the “30 Second Bypass Rule”)
AND, you can use all the tools you’re already familiar with. You just need to think about them in a new way.
Step 2: Making it sound good on ANY system
This is the more technical part of mastering. But truth be told… It’s not difficult when you know a few tricks of the trade.
Once you make the shift—and apply this simple method Justin has professionally battle-tested for years—mastering is no longer a mystery.
It’s a structured, proven approach you can use to master any track, in less time.
More on the exact techniques below, because right now you might be wondering...