Audio Concepts 202
Mastering In The Box
Joe Albano • 23 videos • 135 minutes •
Trainer Joe Albano is back with an advanced look at mastering in our popular Audio Concepts series. See how pro audio engineers master their tracks “in-the-box” in this in-depth, high-level audio engineering course.
“Wow! Joe Albano, as usual, masterfully teaches this course. This is as close as it gets to having a personal 1 on 1 instructor, maybe even better. It was eye-opening and chock full of invaluable knowl...”
“Once again, Joe Albano takes a very complex subject and breaks it down into small, easily digestible chapters to cover the entire subject of mastering in the box. His explanations are clear, concise, ...”
This course assumes that you have a pretty solid audio background and that you have a clear understanding of the tools that are used in the mastering chain. (You can easily acquire those prerequisites by watching the other courses in our Audio Concepts series!) Then, with that knowledge in hand, Joe explains how to apply it to ensure that your tracks get that highly-polished, bright, loud and clear sound.
So if mastering has been in your educational sights, sit back, watch, listen and learn this amazing skill from one of the best instructors on the planet. Read More...
1Mixing vs Mastering (06:04)Preview
- 2Vinyl to Digital (05:39)
- 3Sample Rate vs. Bit Resolution (07:06)
4Plug-Ins & Applications (03:32)Preview
- 5Pre-Mastering (06:47)
- 6Setup & Organization (04:34)
- 7Using Reference Tracks (06:35)
- 8Basic EQ, Comp & Limiting (05:07)
9Standard, "Character" & Linear-Phase EQ (04:46)Preview
- 10EQ in Use (08:59)
- 11Matching EQ (04:36)
- 12Single-Band vs Multi-Band Compression (06:39)
- 13Multi-Band Compression Basics (05:41)
- 14Multi-Band Compression Applications (08:21)
- 15Brickwall Limiting Basics (04:51)
- 16Average vs Peak Levels (07:55)
- 17Limiting In Use (08:21)
- 18Inter-Sample Peaks (06:31)
- 19M/S Processing (07:51)
- 20Final Checks (05:42)
- 21Dithering (03:00)
- 22Bouncing & File Formats (04:49)
- 23Wrap-Up (01:18)
Wow! Joe Albano, as usual, masterfully teaches this course. This is as close as it gets to having a personal 1 on 1 instructor, maybe even better. It was eye-opening and chock full of invaluable knowledge. The course is not for the faint of heart, but stay the course and it will pay dividends. Highest recommendation!
Once again, Joe Albano takes a very complex subject and breaks it down into small, easily digestible chapters to cover the entire subject of mastering in the box. His explanations are clear, concise, and to the point without fluff, drawing on his many years of expertise. This is a good starter point for those looking to understand the complexities of mastering and polishing their music...
This course has really helped my understanding of the mastering process. Joe Albano is one of the best trainers I have found. I love his clear and professional communication. I highly recommend this course.
So happy I watched this. Gives great rundown on how to master at home and now feel very equipped on mastering my EP
Mastering 202 by Joe Albano is one of the best engineering courses on MPV! The Audio Concepts tutorials helped give me a platform to put with my own work. This class helped give form to the different aspects of mastering to which I wasn't as aware of as more of a music producer. I would recommend this course or the others in this series as personal helpers to your signal flow and audio processing skills.
I've learned some new tricks and sometimes it's good to review the way you work. And I found out I had some plugins that I didn't use. But after this tutorial I started using them with a very good result. It even made my mixes better.
Easy to understand and thorough. Time well spent watching this tutorial.
If you know nothing or just a bit about mastering, this course will tell how to start to open your ears, to detail. Many tricks and a simple way to start mastering your own music. Detail is everything in this "black magic art".
Very nice course. Information presented clearly. I especially liked that he gave me time to listen to the same part of the same track several times, one mastered one way, the other another, so I could hear the difference.
Just watched this and have to say a big thank you to Joe as finally, I now understand how a limiter works and I can be confident in using the one I have in Reason. Loads of other fascinating stuff - one to watch again and again. Beautifully presented with images and diagrams in a clear concise manner. Five stars all the way!!
Even if it is an advance course, it's easy to follow and the course is very well done. Found some tricks that will definitely help me better mastering tracks.
Joe Albano is such a beast. I loved his Abbey Road course and i loved this course. I look forward to getting through all of his courses and articles. He is hands down the best audio instructor i have experienced on this website, and i have been through several dozen audio courses so far. This course was very good... If you are new to mastering, this is GOLD. I have read every mastering book out there and have taken several courses on mastering, and i still really enjoyed this and picked up a few tips. The chapters on multi band compression and limiting are wonderful. My goodness i love this website!!!
A good overview of mixing in the box. Good instructor too who was clear and concise.
Clear explanations throughout and very thorough. I appreciate and benefited from Joe's broad understanding of the material. Thanks, Joe!
An excellent comprehensive, thorough and insightful set of tutorials. Possibly the best I’ve had the pleasure of watching.
I totally loved this course. It was the perfect content for what I'm trying to do musically as am amateur composer/producer. Best overview of compression I've seen yet. Obviously one could go far deeper on any one of these topics, but I appreciated the balance with "keeping it simple." As a Logic user, it was comfortable seeing the course taught using Logic for demonstration. I can only hope there are more courses following that take me deeper as I come up to speed on these more basic concepts. Thanks so much - MPV is the best!
Another excelent course full of useful information imparted in a easy to understand for both beginner & experienced engineer to understand. I only give it 4 stars because I have nothing to compare it with, but its the best mastering course so far for me.
Thanks again to MPV for yet another fantastic course. From the day I joined MPV till now, I have learned more about audio than I ever thought I would, and enjoyed it as well. This course is full of invaluable information, even for the recording or mixing stage. I will be a better mixer for it. And thanks also to Joe for his approach to teaching. Very clear, and well thought out course.
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