Originally Posted by Thermionic
Even if you trust the person's ears, unless you've worked with them before, I would suggest making the effort to attend the session.
But doesn`t this kind of defeat the purpose ?
I allways thought the whole point of mastering is to let someone whose never heard the song before make a judgement on your mix and improve it with an unbiased set of ears.
If your there fighting for the wheel your just trying to steer it back to the flaws in your own hearing that led to the mix in the first place.
If you have perfect mixes mastering wouldn`t really be necessary would it ?