Mastering

All my tips, tricks, wisdom, and advice to help you master your tracks like the pros and get commercial quality results.

Mastering has been made out to be some form of ‘black-voodoo’ that can only be practiced by an ancient master of the craft who’s been at it for the past 43 years. While that may help, I think it’s been blown way out of proportion.

Having worked as a professional mastering engineer for many years, using “home-recording grade” equipment to master tracks for radio, TV, and film, I can show you how it’s done without all the fancy gear.

I’m here to tell you that you can learn to master your own music, and while it may take years to become a genuine ‘master’, I want to show you the shortcuts to getting commercial quality results in a fraction of the time.

“You don’t need the best gear or plugins, and you don’t need any special ability or talent.”

You don’t need the best gear or plugins, and you don’t need any special ability or talent. You just need a love for music and a passion for making great sounding music.

Remember, people (your fans) don’t care how you do it, all they care about is whether they like the song or not and whether it sounds good to their ears.

The way music is made and released is changing all the time. Mastering was once the process of transferring the audio recording onto a wax master (a little before my time). Now it can be as simple as a couple of plugins on your mix bus.

The important part to remember is that it’s the final link in the chain. Mastering is the last set of processes before a track is released to the world and that’s why it’s so important.

It’s not going to change the song, how well / badly it was recorded or played, or whether the lead singer could sing or not, but it will make the most of it. Simply put, a great master won’t make a poor track great, but a poor master can somewhat ruin an otherwise great track.

So, what do you say we start improving those masters of yours? Check out the resources and links below…


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Mastering beginners guide

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Mastering Your Music – The Essential Beginners Guide

Learn 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.

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The 5 purposes of mastering

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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.

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How to master a song

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How to Master a Song – Simple 7 Step Mastering Formula

Learn how to master your songs using my simple 7 step mastering formula. Make your masters sound loud, fat, and full, just like your favorite commercial tracks…

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Mastering EQ Cheat Sheet – The 11 most common mastering EQ’s

The Mastering EQ Cheat Sheet is for members of my Mastering Mini-Course – which you can sign up for absolutely free :) If you’ve already signed up for the Mastering Mini-Course you may just need to log in to access this lesson. Click below to either sign up free, or to log in to your dashboard if you’re already a member…

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Note: The Mastering EQ Cheat Sheet is released on day 3 of the Mastering Mini-Course, it cannot be accessed sooner. So if you start the course now, you’ll get it in about two days time. All mini-courses are free but you can only take one at a time, so if you want access to this lesson as soon as possible, make sure to choose the “Mastering Mini-Course” when you sign up. Thanks for understanding :)

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The 2 Coolest Free Mastering Plugins

The post is for members of my Mastering Mini-Course – which you can sign up for absolutely free :) If you’ve already signed up for the Mastering Mini-Course you may just need to log in to access this lesson. Click below to either sign up free, or to log in to your dashboard if you’re already a member…

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Note: The ‘2 Coolest Free Mastering Plugins’ is only released on day 8 of the Mastering Mini-Course, it cannot be accessed sooner. So if you start the course now, you’ll get it in about a weeks time. All mini-courses are free but you can only take one at a time, so if you want access to this lesson as soon as possible, make sure to choose the “Mastering Mini-Course” when you sign up. Thanks for understanding :)

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The 10 Major Mastering Mistakes – Discover the 10 common mistakes that turn masters into disasters

The 10 Major Mastering Mistakes is for members of my Mastering Mini-Course – which you can sign up for absolutely free :) If you’ve already signed up for the Mastering Mini-Course you may just need to log in to access this lesson. Click below to either sign up free, or to log in to your dashboard if you’re already a member…

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Note: The 10 Major Mastering Mistakes is only released on day 11 of the Mastering Mini-Course, it cannot be accessed sooner. So if you start the course now, you’ll get it in about a week and a half. All mini-courses are free but you can only take one at a time, so if you want access to this lesson as soon as possible, make sure to choose the “Mastering Mini-Course” when you sign up. Thanks for understanding :)

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The Ultimate Mastering Formula

If you just wish someone could walk you through the entire mastering process, step by step, from start to finish, showing you exactly how to master your music – check out my in-depth course ‘The Ultimate Mastering Formula’ below…

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