Chris wrote on September 1, 2017
Absolutely first rate. I have been searching for a really clear, well explained, de-mystification of mastering for literally years. In other sources, I've encountered a tendency to give simplistic and incomplete explanations, followed by an exhortation to get your mastering done professionally, thereby propagating the priesthood of mastering engineers. There is no need for this, you really can do it yourself, and Steve shows you how. The only things missing that most other authors mention, it seems to me, are the importance of listening on a variety of devices (does your song sound good on a cheap radio? On laptop speakers? Ear buds? A high end stereo system? etc.) and also to, if possible, to have a few different people listen to your work. Our ears get accustomed to the same song played repeatedly and we can miss problems that way. But for the pure technical background needed to do your own mastering, Steve's course is really great. Thank you Steve!
Julian V! wrote on June 2, 2015
Steve delivers yet again! Well rounded tutorial!! We're talking about circles not squares!
Kurt Weber wrote on March 17, 2015
Even if you have a later version of Logic this is one of the best tutorials for really understanding the tools for Mastering. Highly recommend for anyone who finds the compressors, limiters and EQ daunting.
Paul wrote on February 14, 2015
Excellent course by Steve H about Mastering audio in Logic Pro. I liked how he give a overview of mastering history at the beginning as well as some practical examples of typical mastering processes. I have been singing that flaming wheels song all day haha catchy to say the least!
Simtech16 wrote on November 25, 2014
Terrific examples and walkthrough of the mastering process and tools within Logic.
Steve is always entertaining as well as informative. Loved the simulated dithering... :)
Bjorn Vang wrote on November 11, 2014
Great stuff! Demystifying magical tools in a brilliant tutorial! :)
Arron Storey wrote on August 31, 2014
When I first watched this course a couple of years ago, I didn't feel like I'd got that much from it. However, after another 2-3 years of audio experience, I've watched it again and feel like I've benefitted far more. The explanation of compression was comprehensive and EQ helpful, though I feel that the course would be improved greatly by including some clips on master EQing, rather than simply problem EQ fixes. The video is about mastering, and in my experience Linear Phase EQ is far more commonly used in mastering; yet nearly all of the EQ examples here use the Channel EQ. I know Martin covers master EQ briefly in 'Core Logic' but some more depth here would be useful.
As usual Steve comes across as friendly and knowledgeable throughout (apart from during the extended parameters of the AdLimiter "We can remove the DC, and that's pretty cool" - yet no explanation of that actually means!) and I'd recommend this course to someone with a little prior knowledge of sound and mixing, who would like to know more about mastering.
Unit3 wrote on June 8, 2014
Great course Steve - really enjoyed it and cannot wait to try it all out. Demystified a lot for me! Thankyou.
Could do with a few more 'in music' examples though, so an example of linear phase eq on a song as well as a sine wave - but hey! :-)
bracey wrote on December 27, 2013
This is hands down one of the best courses I've watched yet. It's based on a much older version of logic but that is only about 1% of the course because it deals with tools that are in all modern daws. The rest of it is just a very smart guy explaining essential concepts of digital sound and mastering to you in a very laid back and easy to understand way. I already know I will keep coming back to this course again and again.
JFB wrote on December 15, 2013
Your explanation of headroom and dynamic range (video no. 4) is brilliant and worth the price of the tutorial!
Thanks for this wonderful course that keeps giving.