Audio Mastering Training by Jordan Jackiew
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Audio Mastering Training by Jordan Jackiew

Hands on training with digital and analog equipment, real music examples taught in the studio
3.4 (7 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
55 students enrolled
Created by Ken Sawatzky
Last updated 11/2018
English
Current price: $20.99 Original price: $29.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Mastering - Taking The Music Where It Wants To Go
  • Mastering Quick Intro Samples
  • Mastering and EQ - 1
  • Mastering and EQ - 2
  • Mastering and Limiting
  • Mastering and Compression
  • Mastering The Chain
  • Mastering Monitor Chain
  • Mastering Gain Staging
  • How Not To Tear Your Hair Out Trying To Make Things Sound Good 1
  • How Not To Tear Your Hair Out Trying To Make Things Sound Good 2
  • Mastering- Examples
  • Mastering - Secret Weapons 1
  • Mastering - Secret Weapons 2
  • Mastering - Secret Weapons 3
  • Mastering - Secret Weapons 4
  • Mastering - Wrap Up
Requirements
  • Intermediate Computer Skills - Basic Recording and Mixing skills are required
  • Audio Recording Software Installed: Garageband, Logic Pro, Protools, etc
  • Midi Keyboard is not a must, but a nice to have
Description

Demystifying the magic of mastering music and finishing your songs. A professional approach from real mastering sessions that goes in depth into the skills and techniques in mastering, as well as why it can be a confusing and frustrating experience. You will leave with a solid understand of why mastering is so easy yet difficult to master, and will have much improved skills in all your other recording projects.

In this video course, you will learn how to:

  1. Mastering Examples

  2. Mastering and Compression

  3. Mastering and EQ

  4. Mastering and Limiting

  5. Mastering the chain

  6. Mastering gain staging

  7. How not to tear your hair out trying to make things sound good

  8. Mastering Secret Weapons

Your instructor for this course is Pro Audio Engineer Jordan Jackiew form Taylored Recordings.

Who this course is for:
  • Artists, Recording Engineers, Film Makers, Singer Songwriters
Course content
Expand all 17 lectures 05:26:10
+ Introduction
1 lecture 07:36

Jordan talks about "Mastering", its definition and the fact that mastering is corrective and completely relevant to what comes in.
Students will learn to identify the characteristics of the music.

Preview 07:36
+ Introduction - Taking the music where it wants to go
9 lectures 03:08:50

Learn how to help and medicate audio. Students will learn how to take a mix to the next level.

Preview 31:48

A practical example of identifying characteristics. Watching over the shoulder as Jordan works on a few production pieces for a moment.

Mastering - Quick Intro Samples
11:05

Compression is basically controlling dynamics. Jordan shows how to figure out the parameters and how to use tools to help and not hurt the mix.

Mastering And Compression
30:36

Students learn how to avoid pitfalls when working with mastering and equalization and learn how to use EQ properly. Student also learn about frequency filtering to correct things identified earlier.

Mastering and EQ Part 1
19:25

Students learn how to apply these new skills, trust their instinct to make better mixes.

Mastering and EQ Part 2
22:02

You get better at recognizing what is left to be corrected when receiving a new song to master by using limiters. Limiters are helping you make the mix sound better, not louder.

Mastering and Limiting
17:29

Students learn how to put everything together in the mastering process as the order has a big role on how each mastering phase affects the other one.

Mastering The Chain
20:33

A deeper look into the mastering chain with hands on examples how small changes can ruin the mix.

Mastering Monitor Chain
11:05

Students learn a universal principle about volume setting .

Mastering Gain Staging
24:47
+ Keep Your Sanity
2 lectures 46:04

At this point you know how to identify elements you want to fix. Students learn how to rely on their speakers when mastering. You will learn how to test your speakers.
Note: Even if you're bold, don't skip this lesson.

How Not To Tear Your Hair Out Trying To Make Things Sound Good 1
28:36

Students learn how to apply the skills of hearing raw material when working on mastering a song.

How Not To Tear Your Hair Out Trying To Make Things Sound Good 2
17:28
+ Mastering - Secret Weapons
4 lectures 01:14:21

Students learn some "extra tools and tricks" that aren't used all the time, but when needed are very useful.

Mastering Secret Weapons 1
08:54

Students learn how to work with transformers.

Mastering Secret Weapons 2
17:27

Learn how to identify what plugins are helpful and what hurts the mix.

Mastering Secret Weapons 3
21:36

Students see how how Jordan analyzes a variety of mixes to see if "secret weapons" would be helpful to improve the audio.

Mastering Secret Weapons 4
26:24
+ Final Thoughts
1 lecture 09:19

Final thoughts on this mastering course.

Wrap Up
09:19