Mastering

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Taking a dive inside the world of mastering from both a technical and artistic point of view, this course goes through every step of the mastering stage of production, from when a project reaches a mastering house to when it gets back into the artist’s hands. Through a series of intensive hands-on practices and class exercises, students will gain the knowledge and confidence to put the necessary finishing touches on a final mix, while understanding how the entire process of mastering finishes a record.

Length

15 hrs (3 hours per day)

 

Overview

 

Taking a dive inside the world of mastering from a technical, as well as an artistic, point of view, this course goes through every step along the way, from when a project reaches a mastering house, to when it gets back into the artist’s hands. Through a series of intense hands-on practice and class exercises, students will gain the knowledge and confidence to be. 

 

Syllabus

 

Theory of Sound:
• Origin of Sound
• Sound parameters
• The Human Hearing

Digital Audio Theory:
• Sampling: Sampling Rates, Aliasing
• Bit Resolution, Truncation
• Converters: Types of ADC and DAC
• Dither vs. UV-22

Equalization (EQ):
• Types
• Paramaters
• EQ Exercises

Compression 
• Types
• Paramaters
• Compression Exercises

Specialized Hardware:
• Types
• Connections

Specialized Software:
• Types of Plug-ins
• Functions

Techniques on: 
• Normalization
• Limiting
• Maximization
• Soft Limiting

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