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Mastering may refer to

  • Audio mastering, the process of preparing and transferring recorded audio from a source containing the final mix to a data storage device, the master
  • Bus mastering, a feature supported by many data bus architectures that enables a device connected to the bus to initiate transactions
  • Stem mastering, contains the same process as ordinary mastering but the individual audio tracks are grouped together into a few separated stems like DRUMS, INSTRUMENTS, VOICES etc. This provides the maximum control over the whole mastering process and also brings the better results at the final mastering.