Through critical listening, mastering audio techniques, including dynamic compression and equalization, is applied to mixed audio content to optimize sound translation through various listening platforms.
This process of standardizing loudness is made by applying an industry standard of tests to view the short and long term loudness levels we define as LUFS(Loudness Units Relative to Full Scale). Plugins utilizing LUFS allows us to recognize an assortment of leveling issues depending on the application. Each platform adaptation requires a separate mix to translate appropriately across platforms.
When mastered, audio that may have been lossy in dynamics, over-compressed, or require to gain adjust before the practice becomes apparent and articulated. Completed audio submissions show a certain industry-standard level for listening and sharing, though each playable application requires its own mastered track.