Is LANDR The Future Of Music Mastering?

FFor many musicians, the creation of their work is their sole focus, and some doesn’t realize the importance of professional production and mastering. They have the creative skills to compose a song, but when it comes to mastering, they may lack the tools, knowledge, or money that’s needed for a good-sounding result.

The people at MixGenius want to change musicians’ view on music mastering. LANDR is based on algorithms that automatically master your tracks. But is it too good to be true? Let’s take a look.


To master a song: just drag it and drop it, and LANDR will do the mastering. Afterwards, you’re able to control the intensity of the master. The process is quick and straightforward.

The service is available in three different versions:

  • Amateur: Free, with unlimited 192kbps MP3 masters.
  • Pro: $9/month for four masters (uncompressed 16-bit WAV).
  • Pro Unlimited: $19/month for unlimited masters (uncompressed 16-bit WAV).

Having an online tool mastering your tracks may seem a bit strange, but LANDR has been receiving pretty positive feedback so far. Here are some examples:

Bedroom Producers Blog’s Tomislav Zlatic says: “Bottom line, it matched my expectations and even performed a bit better than that. I wasn’t really expecting too much from it, though.”

Don White, composer, Dotted Music reader: “It’s worth checking LANDR out. Online mastering services are a great for independent musicians, but like most other services, quality can vary and it’s worth hearing the differences, I now submit only LANDR mastered tracks.”

Brian Hazard of Passive Promotion says that LANDR works well, but that it can’t replace an actual mastering engineer.

If you’d like to try LANDR for yourself, here’s a link that gives new LANDR users a month of the Pro plan for free.

Try it out, and let us know what you think in the comments!

Oscar Hjelmstedt is a Swedish journalist, student and bass player, with a passion for music Tarantino-flicks.