Can I just use mastering software to master my songs?

Can I just use mastering software to master my songs?

You can try to use mastering software to master your songs, however there are good reasons why nearly all professionally released songs go through professional mastering service such as Nevo Mastering. 

Mastering is the finishing touch on what is typically a long process that begins with writing a song, through recording, producing, mixing and more.  This last step is best left to someone with many years of experience doing exactly this, who is working in critical listening environment with high end speakers in an acoustically treated room, with professional mastering equipment. 

Good mastering will make your music sound better, more polished and prepared for radio play, but a poor mastering job can easily destroy a good production or mix.  This happens often by overcompressing or compressing wrong, overlimiting, clipping, or a host of other mistakes that are a result of untrained mastering engineers and poor listening environments.

If you master with Nevo Mastering, your mixes will be mastered by Yoad Nevo – a renowned engineer and expert in the field who helped develop Waves Masters Bundle – perhaps the most popular mastering software in the world.