How do I master more than one song?
Mastering one song can become easy if you are comfortable with your workflow, but mastering multiple songs, and achieving a nice album flow, can be a challenge. You want your tracks to match in terms of tonal balance, width and depth, dynamics and loudness; something that acquires a different approach. Most of the time I master my first track using reference tracks, but stop after Step 6. Then I use this track as a reference track for my other tracks. The more tracks I master at the same time, the more I go back and forth between the tracks (sometimes falling back on my original reference tracks). It becomes a balance between creating a solid unity, but at the same time doing what’s best for the individual tracks. After finding a suitable balance I use the brickwall limiter (Step 7) over all tracks at once.