Mastering A Collection Of Songs Using LANDR’s New Album Mastering Algorithms
Is It Any Good? We Test The Algorithms – Listen To Our Examples
In this video we test LANDR’s new “album mastering” feature which is claimed to be able to master up to 20 songs all within a single and simple online process. Previously, LANDR could only master one song at a time, now LANDR subscribers can achieve a cohesive sounding mastered album simply by a couple of click of a mouse.
It can be very difficult to get a collection of mixes to sound as though they all belong in the context of an EP, album or playlist. Often one mix will sound louder than another, while others sound too quieter.
Years of experience has enabled me to develop several mixing and mastering methods that help me get songs to sound balanced both in tone and in loudness. It takes time and practise to develop those skills, but if haven’t quite got those skills yet but you need to master a collection of mixes together to sound like a unified album then LANDR’s new album mastering feature may be a tool that can help you.
LANDR’s new album mastering feature claims to produce consistent, pro sound across entire projects. In this video we test that claim.
Video – Testing LANDR Album Mastering Feature
Spot The Difference – Before & After Audio Examples
Below you can critically listen to uninterrupted “before and after” audio snippets from each of the songs featured in this video. Each example was mastered through LANDR’s album mastering feature. Listen to each example and try to spot the differences between the unprocessed mixes and LANDR masters.
The LANDR masters cut in and out at random times throughout each example. Can you hear the results of LANDR’s processing? Tip: Each example starts with the unprocessed mix playing.
Sadly LANDR does not compensate level differences when comparing unprocessed mixes with masters in its engine. This is a real shame, we hope that LANDR will include this at some point in the future. It’s so important to be able to hear changes in tone and dynamics without level differences. We have provided level matched audio examples below to enable you to hear the effects of LANDR without level differences playing tricks on your ears.
All examples below have been level matched to enable you to properly hear and compare the results of LANDR without any major level difference clouding your judgement