PRACTICAL AUDIO MASTERING 4HR WORKSHOP TAUGHT WEEKLY ON SATURDAYS BY GRAMMY JUDGE EARLE HOLDER AND CURRENT MASTERING ENGINEER FOR PUBLIC ENEMY AT HDQTRZ MASTERING STUDIOS, ATLANTA, GEORGIA.

This workshop is intended for those with experience in the studio or home studio who wish to learn about the ‘dark art’ of mastering. As a group of no more than five students, you’ll be introduced to the history and context of mastering followed with an introduction to the tools of the trade. You will learn the latest techniques, tips and tricks previously hidden from the public on how to successfully master a project. This is your opportunity to master your music with a pro and take home some knowledge. You’ll learn how to make a proper assessment of what needs to be done to a piece of music to fulfill the artist’s vision and expectation, and engage in a step-by-step process of optimization, using both top of the line HARDWARE and SOFTWARE equalizers and compressors, to reach that vision.

HERE ARE THE TOPICS WE WILL COVER:

  • Introduction
  • What is Mastering?
  • Dynamics and Loudness
  • Compression, Clipping, and Distortion
  • Compression & Distortion Demo
  • Headroom and Gain Structure
  • Bit Depth and Sampling Rate
  • Proper Monitoring Volumes with Q&A
  • Sequencing and Track Spacing
  • Individual Track Volumes and Demo
  • Audio Interface
  • Speakers
  • Headphones
  • Room and Acoustics
  • DAW & Meters
  • EQs
  • Bus Compressor
  • Multiband Compression and Brickwall Limiting
  • Clipping and Distortion
  • Common Problems and Solutions
  • Example Masters
  • Demo: Mastering a Dance Track

IN ORDER TO RESERVE A SEAT ALL FEES MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO ATTENDANCE. COST $399

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