Music Production III - Audio Mastering - The COMPLETE Guide!
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Music production and mastering using Logic Pro X within your own Music Production home studio!
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Created by Mitch Houston
Last updated 9/2017
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  • 1 Supplemental Resource
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  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • You will be able to master your songs within your own music production studio.
  • You will have a better understanding of audio plugins including Mastering EQ, Compression, and Limiters.
  • You will be able to release tracks that compete in the commercial Music Production world!
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  • You will need to have a basic understanding of the DAW environment.

THIS COURSE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. New material is being added!

In this Music Production III course you will learn how to use both standard and advanced plugins to master your own songs within the DAW environment. This Music Production course is a COMPLETE mastering course, giving you some simple insight as to how to get your tracks sounding GREAT! You will be able to finally release music that competes in the commercial world!

Here are the things you will learn in this Music Production III course.

  • How to prepare for Mastering
  • What NOT to do in the Mixdown Process
  • Mastering Equalization
  • Mastering Compression
  • Mastering Limiting
  • How to use plugins to enhance the overall sound of your mix
  • How to prepare your listening environment
  • How to most effectively learn the Art of Mastering
  • How to master for different distribution protocols
  • How to create a great Mastering Workflow
  • And MUCH MORE!

By the end of this course you will be able to Master your songs professionally and competitively with the Music Production pros around you! 

Who is the target audience?
  • Any students who want to know how to master their own songs.
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Curriculum For This Course
39 Lectures
Mastering 101
3 Lectures 08:42
Mastering Basics

Mastering Setup

Simple quiz about Audio Mastering 101.

Mastering 101 Quiz
1 question

Basic Mastering Pugins | EQ
3 Lectures 07:26
EQ introduction

EQ Settings

Simple quiz about Mastering EQ.

Mastering EQ Quiz
1 question

Basic Mastering Pugins | Compressors
3 Lectures 08:08
Why Compression?

Compression Settings

Simple quiz about Mastering Compressors.

Mastering Compression Quiz
1 question

Basic Mastering Pugins | Limiters
3 Lectures 12:33
Why Limiters?

Limiter Settings and Comparisons

Simple quiz about using Limiters in the Mastering Process.

Mastering Limiter Quiz
1 question

Course Conclusion
2 Lectures 10:37

Simple Final Mastering Quiz

Mastering Final Quiz
3 questions

Course Conlusion
Bonus Material
1 Lecture 00:33
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Audio Mastering Environment
6 Lectures 25:19
Introduction (Passive Mode)

The Mastering Environment


Good Room Position

Acoustic Problems

Section Conclusion
Let's Prepare To Master A Song!
5 Lectures 22:12

Setting up our Mastering Session

In this assignment, you will have to create a template within your DAW that is similar to the one I create in the Lecture above. It is important to include a track for the song which you are mastering and add the plugins or their equivalents to that track.
Create a Mastering Template
1 question

Importing Our Song

Finding Good Reference Tracks

Section Conclusion
Can't Polish A Turd
5 Lectures 22:34

In this lecture Mitch discusses how the mastering process in Music Production can't and won't fix everything. 

Mastering Can't Fix Everything

These are some warning signs that you may need to back up within your Music Production process and fix some mistakes before mastering your music.

Turd Warning Signs

What Do I Do Now?

Section Conclusion
1 More Section
About the Instructor
Mitch Houston
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Studio Owner/Music Production Engineer|Pro Guitar Player

My name is Mitch Houston. I have been in the music industry for over 15 years. As a musician I have traveled the world and played in front of thousands of people. As a song writer I have written and produced hundreds of tracks and released multiple albums. And as an audio engineer I have worked on projects that have circumnavigated the globe, as well as small local singer songwriter ep’s. I have worked on million dollar recording consoles all the way down to two input audio interfaces and everything in between. I currently own and operate a broadcast studio and a production studio in the states. We are producing and releasing MULTIPLE HOURS of audio each week. I love to chat with people who have a heart to learn about the science of audio and would LOVE to chat with you!

I graduated from the Conservatory for Recording Arts and Sciences in 2014, and have owned and operated my own studios ever since. I am Professionally Certified Audio Engineer, and as stated above, I have worked on worldwide projects all the way down to young kids who are recording their first songs. I also have been certified in Smaart Audio Analysis software, as well as Pro Tools Certified. I was the head Audio Engineer at PDC Productions in Oklahoma, and the audio that I created was played all over the world in major conferences and events. I have made a very good living in the Music Industry.