-The third and final step of the production process is the master-
In order to have a great master, you have to have a great mix. Every step of the production process so far has led up to this. If the performance, recording, and mix are not up to par, the master will hardly matter. Mastering increases the overall perceived loudness of a stereo mix, and enhances the media for a final product for the client.
Step 1: The production process can not begin without a good performance and a quality recording.
Step 2: Enhancing the recording with effects, balancing frequencies, and levels.
Step 3: Balancing sonic elements of a stereo mix and optimize playback across all systems and media formats.