Music multiband compression is especially popular with professional audio engineers thanks to its universality and control flexibility of separate track elements during mixing and mastering service. Do you deal with constantly jumping in music bass which is worth moderating a little without interfering in the work of drums? Do drums need more punch? These and many similar questions are solved by just multiband compression during home mixing and mastering; at some stage, it is considered to be the best solution rather than to simply keep on cutting annoying frequencies with an equalizer. The next stage is equalization audio again – here, the engineer can enhance, for instance, frequencies responsible for improvement of vocal readability of a song in the range of 2–5 kHz in Mid channel at his own discretion. It’s sometimes useful to cut out annoying resonances with extremely narrow bands. Constant music control on different audio systems during audio mixing and mastering at home will prompt what other changes should be made to preserve the song’s character regardless of a playback source. Mixing mastering engineers also use M–S equalization for the same purpose. With its help, they clean the Side channel of an audio from Sub Lows element – there is nothing there except indistinct muttering of low ends reverberation.
At this stage, the engineer achieves desired music loudness by applying (depending on the genre and his preferences) a limiter or a clipper. These devices are quite often used in a series one after another. Finally, the last stage of music mixing – dithering for conversion of the final track from high resolution 24 bit (or higher) audio into CD format without any distortions.