How to Install and Use Matchering To Master Your Audio for Free

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In music production, there is often a step that can be a bit of a headache, and that’s mastering. It’s the final touch that’s added to a piece of music to enhance certain characteristics. For example, you can adjust certain frequencies, improve stereo aspects, remove certain noise artifacts, etc., to achieve a polished sound that’s optimized for all playback systems, from vinyl to streaming to CDs.

Fortunately, there are tools that can handle this step for you. One such tool is an open-source project called Matchering, coded in Python. Matchering takes your track as input, as well as a reference track that you want your track to match.


The Matchering algorithm allows you to give your music the same sound as your favorite artist’s music. This also enables all the songs on an album to sound harmonious. Matchering analyzes the reference track and extracts the root mean square (RMS), frequency response, amplitude, and stereo spatialization. It then applies these same parameters to your track.

Since it’s a free and open-source software, you can install it via Docker on your own machine. It’s also a Python library, so you can integrate its features into your tools.

import matchering as mg

Sending all log messages to the default print function

Just delete the following line to work silently



# The track you want to master


# Some "wet" reference track


# Where and how to save your results






If you’re unable to install Matchering on your machine, but you still want to try it out, there are services like Songmastr and Moises that have implemented it (with some free credits).

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Jose K Rogers

Jose K Rogers focus is on the creative arts, like website builders, image manipulation, and filmmaking software, but he hasn’t shied away from more business-oriented software either. He actually uses many of the apps he writes about everyday in his personal and professional life, and enjoys imparting his knowledge, including tips and tricks. Jose’s first love is the Mac, but he has dipped his toe in the Windows pool. And, of course, there’s the plethora of tablet and phone software he’s reviewed and written tutorials about as well.

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