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.
Mastering is a craft that combines art with advanced engineering skills and there is no one better to teach you the concepts, techniques and strategies of mastering than pro audio engineer and renowned instructor Joe Albano. In this advanced Audio Concepts course, you are carefully guided through the mastering process as every detail is covered in an example-filled, step-by-step fashion.
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.
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Robert wrote on November 14, 2017
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!
cosmkcomik wrote on November 7, 2017
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...
Aria wrote on August 26, 2017
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.
Omid wrote on January 3, 2017
So happy I watched this. Gives great rundown on how to master at home and now feel very equipped on mastering my EP
Brock wrote on October 12, 2016
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.
mastering in the box wrote on February 23, 2016
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.
Rob wrote on December 21, 2015
Easy to understand and thorough. Time well spent watching this tutorial.
Hindie wrote on May 12, 2015
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".
John wrote on April 27, 2015
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.
Les T wrote on February 25, 2015
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!!