Audio Mastering Course

Audio Mastering Course

Audio Mastering Course | New York


Our Mastering Course is designed for today’s multi-genre modern Engineers. While being completely focused on Mastering “in-the-box” (in a computer), we provide you with the ability to achieve that “Commercial Sound” thru the understanding of various Analog Circuits and Effect Processors. The end result you will leave with a fully Mastered track, and all the steps to continue improving and forwarding your abilities for decades to come.

The techniques can be applied within any Digital Audio Workstation.


I. Introduction & Mixing Recap

  • Reference Tracks
  • Speakers & Headphones
  • Frequencies
  • Dynamic Processing
  • Effects
  • Critical Listening

II. Metering and Rendering

  • Gain Staging
  • Meters used in Mixing & Mastering
  • Mixing Groups
  • Rendering your Premaster
  • How to Prepare for Mastering

III. Introduction to Mastering

  • History of Mastering
  • Setting up a Mastering Session
  • Overview of Ozone & FabFilter Suite
  • Critical Listening

IV. Mid/Side

  • What is Mid/Side
  • History of Mid/Side
  • Various Techniques

V. Mad Maximizers

  • What is a Maximizer
  • Ozone Maximizer & FabFilter Pro-L walk-thru every function.
  • Practical Use


VI. Creating A Mastering Chain

  • Creating an efficient Mastering Chain with Ozone & FabFilter
  • Step by Step Hands-on Instruction
  • In depth explanation of Modules & Signal Flow

VII. Metering / Phase & Dithering Analysis / Stem Mastering

  • Meters used in Mastering
  • Phase & Dithering
  • Stem Mastering for Clients

VIII. Advanced Mastering

  • Expanding Your Mastering Chain
  • Using Virtual-Analog Signal Processors

IX. Mastering for Streaming Audio & Broadcasting

  • Explanation & History
  • Modern Day Application

X. Referencing, Finalizing, Exporting

  • How to Reference
  • How to Finish
  • How to Export
  • Show off your Finished Tracks in Class

Software required for homework:

1. iZotope Ozone or Fabfilter Suite

2. Any Digital Audio Workstation.

Hardware required for homework:

It is suggested that you own a pair of Full-Range Headphones, and/or Nearfield Monitors (Studio Speakers) before taking this course. This will ensure that you can practice and do the homework affiliated with this Course. If you are ready to buy Monitors and Headphones, wait until after your first session to get advice on what to get, and where to get it.

Many other Plug-ins will be discussed within this course. All other third-party Plug-Ins are optional, and it is suggested to take the course before investing in ‘add-on’ plug-ins. Simply, Ozone or Fabfilter Suite will be all you need to get a professional sounding Commercial Master. Your tracks will sound as good as the music you listen to and/or DJ.

Many learners these days prefer to use their own laptops on our courses for things like getting help customizing their set-up, and they have their project exactly as they left it in class to work on at home. So we made the course more affordable, but added a $75 supplement for learners who wish to hire an iMac loaded with software. Please ensure you book an iMac when you book your course if you need one. Controller keyboards, and headphones are provided for everyone.

If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message or call (347) 746-4604. To go ahead and book, you can use the ‘BOOK NOW’ button, and we’ll look forward to seeing you soon.

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