How to Master a Song – Simple 7 Step Mastering Formula

How to Master a Song – Simple 7 Step Mastering Formula

MasteringHow to master a songThe 5 purposes of masteringMastering beginner's guide How to master a song The 7 step mastering formula If you want to sit back and relax, hit play and watch the video above where I show you how to master a song step by step. If you can’t watch, or you’d prefer to read, check out the page below for a breakdown of my 7 Step Mastering Formula. Enjoy :) How to master a song – 7 Step Mastering Formula eBook (2nd edition) Click here to sign up free for my ‘Mastering Mini-Course’ and get instant access to download my ‘How to Master a Song’ eBook which has everything on this page in one convenient PDF :) Video info – Quick jump guide & plugins used Intro: 2:45 — What Is Mastering? 3:18 — The 5 Purposes Of Mastering The 7 step mastering formula: 6:37 — Step 1: ‘Prepare It’ 8:06 — Step 2: ‘Fix It’ 10:18 — Step 3: ‘Enhance It’ 19:12 — Step 4: ‘Compress It’ 23:05 — Step 5: ‘Clip It’ 25:01 — Step 6: ‘Limit It’ 28:53 — Step 7: ‘Reference It’ 29:47 — Some Final Tips Here’s a list of all the plugins used in order: This is just a list of the plugins I used for mastering in this video, but you don’t have to use the exact same thing. I’ve put the type of plugin in brackets so that you can look for something similar if you like.   1. Waves REQ (Parametric EQ – High Pass Filter) 2. DUY Valve (Valve Emulation) 3. DUY Tape (Tape Emulation) 4. Waves...
The 5 Purposes of Mastering

The 5 Purposes of Mastering

MasteringHow to master a songThe 5 purposes of masteringMastering beginner's guide The 5 purposes of mastering There are essentially 5 things we must accomplish to get a complete, commercial quality, master. Before you can learn HOW to do something, you must know WHY you are doing it so that you know what you’re going after. 3 Download the 5 Purposes of Mastering Infographic Want a simple summary of the five purposes of mastering? You got it. Download this infographic to keep you focussed and on track while mastering your songs. Click the big red button below to download it now – it’s free :) Download this infographic (it’s free!) Mastering isn’t random, mysterious, or accidental (as much as some professional mastering engineers may want you to believe that). There are very specific objectives that we need to accomplish in every mastering session in order to be able to say, ‘this track has been mastered’. Now let me ask you this – if you don’t know what these specific objectives are, how can you ever achieve them?! Don’t worry, I’m not picking on you ;) You’re one of the very few people actually taking the time to figure this out properly. For a long time my idea of mastering a song was to ‘make it sound cool’, or to ‘make it sound loud’ …and that’s about where it ended. While both these things may be worthwhile goals, they’re only one part of mastering. The bottom line is, most people have no idea what they’re supposed to be doing while mastering their music and so they never get anywhere. The good...

Mastering Your Music – The Essential Beginner’s Guide

MasteringHow to master a songThe 5 purposes of masteringMastering beginner's guide Mastering your music – the essential beginner’s guide “What mastering is, why your songs should be mastered, and how mastering can transform the sound of your tracks and give them that commercial quality sound you’ve been looking for.” If you’ve always felt a little confused about mastering and how it’s supposed to help your music, this page should clear that up! This beginners guide to mastering will give you a solid foundational understanding of what mastering is, why you need to master your tracks, the basic effects and processes we use to master, and the three options you have for getting your songs mastered. I’ve also included an actual audio example further down this page for you to hear for yourself the difference that mastering can make to a track. With that said, let’s dive right in… Coming up What is mastering? Why master your music? 3 Reasons your music should be mastered What mastering can NOT do for your music The difference between mixing & mastering The basics of mastering Hear the difference mastering can make 3 Options for mastering your music   What is mastering? You can think of mastering as the final step in the audio production process. There’s a lot of complicated definitions out there, but the simplest definition of mastering is this; “Mastering is the process of finalizing an audio track or album by both enhancing it and preparing it for final release”. In even simpler terms… Mastering is really just getting your music ready to be released to the world. We’re doing...
How to Go From Demo to Pro – The Top 5 Musical Mistakes

How to Go From Demo to Pro – The Top 5 Musical Mistakes

FROM DEMO TO PRO – Top 5 Musical Mistakes FROM DEMO TO PRO – Top 5 Technical Mistakes IN-DEPTH TRAINING – EQ MADE SIMPLE IN-DEPTH TRAINING – COMPRESSION MADE SIMPLE HOW TO GO FROM DEMO TO PRO The Top 5 Musical Mistakes How to go from Demo to Pro – The Top 5 Musical Mistakes Click here to download ‘HOW TO GO FROM DEMO TO PRO – The Top 5 Musical Mistakes’ – it’s free! It summarizes all the concepts and tips from the video and includes a checklist for you to rate your own tracks musically. DID THIS HELP YOU? Let me know below! [fbcomments] Prefer “non facebook” comments? Here you go… Sign up free for the Mixing Mini-Course. If you’d like to improve your mixes and bring out the best in your songs, you need to know what really makes a GREAT mix. I’ve put together a video and eBook that I’d like to share with you as soon as you sign up for my Mixing Mini-Course – it’s free! Click below to learn these secrets now. Sign up free FROM DEMO TO PRO – Top 5 Musical Mistakes FROM DEMO TO PRO – Top 5 Technical Mistakes IN-DEPTH TRAINING – EQ MADE SIMPLE IN-DEPTH TRAINING – COMPRESSION MADE...

Is audio engineering school really worth it?

Is audio engineering school really worth it? If you’re trying to decide whether going to audio engineering school is worth it or not, let me share my personal experience and break down some of the pros and cons to help you make your decision… 3 I studied audio engineering. Was it worth it? Well, maybe… If you’re trying to decide whether to go or not, I want to share my personal experience with you and also lay out some of the pros and cons of going to audio engineering school so that you can decide whether it’ll be worth it for you or not. Many people go to audio school for the wrong reasons – or, they simply expect something very different. Within the first 2 weeks, about 30% of my class dropped out. Out of all my classmates who completed the course, many went on to pursue careers totally unrelated to the audio industry. Top reasons people decide to go to sound school: They love making music and think it’ll be a fun career. They can’t explain to their parents that they want to be a musician and play in a band full-time (one of my personal reasons for going!) They want to be a famous “producer”. They think it’ll be an easy gap year. They think it’ll get them a good job in the industry. They think they’ll be able to use the studios and gear to record their own music – free studio time baby! Some of these reasons are good, some are a little misguided, and others are just a recipe for wasted time and...

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