One company that’s making some noise as a disruptive player in the audio industry is LANDR with their online MixGenius service - it is effectively a robot mastering your tracks.
LANDR say “Sound like a pro without paying studio rates or learning complex plug-ins”
It sounds too good to be true and for those of us who have trusted their tracks to the ears of top mastering engineers for several decades the idea can seem almost obscene, if not a little silly.
However, some of us have to appreciate that whilst the craft of a skilled mastering engineer is unparalleled, for those who just want to create music on a budget the simplicity and low cost of this service may be meeting a need.
It’s worth trying it out for free and seeing what you think of the results and then taking our poll and also leaving your comments. Let us know what you think, we feel sure this discussion will run on for some time.
In relation to Mastering “Bots” Denis Van Der Velde has decided to make his AAMS (Auto Audio Mastering System) software for Windows donationware.
Its free for anyone to download and use and donations are accepted.
This software has been around for many years and used to be fairly expensive so worth a try if you are running a windows system, if only to evaluate the “Bots”
Get it here