LANDR is an automated mastering tool.
A mastering engineer is a real person.
Both will give you master files.
And you might like either of them, or even both!
But there are some distinct differences especially in the service being provided.
A major difference is the fact that you can talk to a mastering engineer.
Whereas LANDR is just a tool.
LANDR can definitely be an affordable and very quick alternative to using a human.
But a human can have empathy, listen to your feedback and vision, and work with you to the desired outcome.
LANDR is a little more “you get what you’re given”
But for many that’s enough, especially if it’s just for demos or Soundcloud uploads.
This video from Will Borza does a great job of explaining the difference using a photography analogy.
And this video from Graham Cochrane of The Recording Revolution is a shootout between LANDR and pro mastering engineer Ian Shepherd.
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