The mastering engineers biggest secret

Here’s the best mastering trick there is: Ears, speakers and acoustics and speakers and ears and acoustics and speakers…
Well, you need to know how to handle your audio gear (at least a compressor, EQ and limiter) but other than that it’s all about what you hear is what you get.
We’re probably going to master our next record in studio 3 at EMS (the picture shows the custom built speakers by Ingvar Öhman in studio 3). We went there today for a quick mastering test and decided to share the result with the world. This is compressed by Soundcloud but we think you will be able to tell if it’s up to the task anyways.

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