I can’t call myself an expert in any way, but I’ve mastered a few albums for friends, so I decided to try this with a song I mastered few months ago.
To me, it sounds like they’ve just added a (most likely single-band) compressor, stereo expander and a limiter with some automated settings.
There might be some subtle saturator/exiter or an automatic eq curve as well, but it’s hard to tell.
for that part, it actually does it’s job quite well. However it still sounds quite ‘muddy’ compared to original mastered song.
I’m not really into going to more technical details, but If you’re interested in comparing the audio
I uploaded the landr preview here:www.dropbox.com/s/e5oka8b0xba0gon/LANDR-2_pre.mp3
and you can hear the original mastered version here:https://soundcloud.com/crummykids/sofiabukarest-silver
I have to admit the mixdown on that song isn’t the best ever. You’d probably have better results with some perfectly mixed oonz-oonz-oonz, but still the quality would be far from professional mastering.
Imagine if there was a synth plugin with only a ‘generate great sound’ button that would generate sound that would just sound amazing and suit your song perfectly.
Of course such thing couldn’t exists simply because there’s no artificial intelligence (currently) that could that could replace all the artistic stuff etc. human brain is capable of.
It’s the same thing with mastering: you simply can’t replace all that creative brain power with a AI.
also agree with everythingJan Koekepan wrote
Instead of paying $9 a month for this, I would spend some time learning the basic mastering process.
Really, it won’t be that hard to get equally good result by yourself, and learning that stuff really helps you with mixing your songs as well.