If you are looking for that “Radio Sound”, you will want to look into the highest quality mastering converter available. We’ve all heard the term “mastering”, but some people are still a little confused on what it actually does.
Mastering engineers are used in the final stage of an album's production. After mixing is completed, they are sent to a mastering facility. A mixing engineer is dealing with every individual aspect of the mix, from multi tracked drums, layers of guitars, stacks of harmonies, etc. A mastering engineer is only dealing with the two track bounce of the mix, and focuses on making it as tight, wide, and loud as it can possibly be, and making every track on the record sound like a cohesive piece of music.
Mastering converters are typically two channels and made up of the highest quality components available. The A/D D/A conversion is crystal clear, making sure nothing is degraded from the original mix, and each brand has something special that can add to the original sound of the mix. The converters are used to send the signal through a collection of high-end outboard processing, such as multi-band compression, EQ, stereo width enhancement, and gain boost. Once all the processing is done, they come back in through another top quality converter.
With so many options available, make sure you contact your Vintage King sales rep to find the best mastering conversion option for your recording studio.