Punkademic The Complete Music Mastering Masterclass

Punkademic The Complete Music Mastering Masterclass

A comprehensive, approachable, and artistic method for music mastering to prepare for Spotify and other platforms.

What you'll learn

Audio Mastering for fun and profit
Professional Mastering Techniques in all styles of music
The tools of the professional mastering engineer
Mastering on any audio platform
Making a track go from good to great


Students should have access to an audio production platform - either Ableton Live, Pro Tools, FL Studio, Logic, Reaper, etc. Any platform will work.


Maybe you've heard of mastering, and you know that it is something you should be doing to your tracks, but don't know where to start. Maybe you know the basics, but you don't understand the details. Maybe you know how to master a track by applying certain effects, but you don't understand "why" it works. This class is designed to answer all of those questions and more.At the core of it, audio mastering has one simple goal: to make your music as loud and clear as possible. We want to be sure your track sounds amazing on Spotify, on your car speakers, on your earbuds, in the studio, and everywhere else. In this class we are going to go step-by-step through the complete mastering process. Giving you the how and the why of every process along the way. 100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor. This course is "5-Star Certified" by the International Association of Online Music Educators and Institutions (IAOMEI). This course has been independently reviewed by a panel of experts and has received a stellar 5-star rating.DAWs:In this class, I'll be using Ableton Live, but if you are not a Live user - that is totally ok! I've gone to great lengths to make sure this class is useful to everyone, no matter which audio platform they are working with. So if you are a Logic user, FL Studio user, Cubase user, Bitwig user, Studio One user, Pro Tools user, or anything else - it will all work. You will be able to do all of the techniques that I walk you through in any audio application. Genre:I'm best known for working with electronic music, but I've designed this course to be as inclusive as possible when it comes to genre. We will talk about mastering techniques for all instruments, sounds, and styles. All genres are welcome here!Topics Covered: What is mastering?Terminology (including downloadable vocabulary list)Types of mastering"The loudness wars"Genre mattersTools - the DAWLearning to read an RMS meterHow compressors workHow limiters workHow to trust your earThe pre-masterSetting up a mastering sessionReferencingEffect chains"Ringing out" frequencies Makeup gainMultiband compressionDialing in multiple compressorsUpwards compressionStereo ImagingMid/Side EQMid/Side CompressionHarmonic excitersRendering and exporting for streamingDithering Mastering your own music (special considerations)Getting gigs as a mastering engineerAnd much, much more!If you are ready to start making professional sounding tracks, this is the class that will start you on that journey. Get started today.Dr. Allen is a PhD in music, university music professor, and is a top-rated Udemy instructor - with nearly 100 courses and 350,000 students. ** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough music mastering course available ANYWHERE on the market - or your money back (30-day money-back guarantee) **Closed captions have been added to all lessons in this course.-------------------------------------------------------------------- Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:⇢ "It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows complex concepts to get absorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier." - M. Shah⇢ "Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts... It's the best investment in leveling up my skills so far.." - Z. Palce⇢ "Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed." - A. Tóth⇢ "VERY COOL. I've waited for years to see a good video course, now I don't have to wait anymore. Thank You!" - Jeffrey Koury⇢ "I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!" - A. Deichsel⇢ "The basics explained very clearly - loads of really useful tips!" - J. Pook⇢ "Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!" M. Smith----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Section 1: Introduction: Welcome to the Art of Mastering

Lecture 1 Introduction
Lecture 2 What is Mastering?
Lecture 3 A Note About Terminology
Lecture 4 Software and Hardware Recommendations
Lecture 5 Types of Mastering
Lecture 6 Vocabulary
Lecture 7 List of Terms and Definitions

Section 2: Mastering Theory

Lecture 8 To Be Loud and Clear
Lecture 9 It's More Than Just Turning Up the Volume
Lecture 10 The Loudness Wars
Lecture 11 Genre Matters
Lecture 12 The Frequency Work
Lecture 13 Tools: The DAW
Lecture 14 Tools: The Meter
Lecture 15 Tools: The Compressor
Lecture 16 Tools: The Limiter
Lecture 17 Tools: The EQ
Lecture 18 Tools: Your Ears

Section 3: Preparing to Master

Lecture 19 Setting Up a Mastering Session
Lecture 20 The Pre-Master
Lecture 21 Inspecting the Waveform
Lecture 22 Starting the Track
Lecture 23 Ending the Track

Section 4: Referencing

Lecture 24 What is a Reference Track?
Lecture 25 Finding A Reference Track
Lecture 26 Copyright and Reference Tracks

Section 5: The Effect Chain

Lecture 27 Mastering Effect Chains
Lecture 28 The Basic Mastering Effect Chain Setup

Section 6: Frequency Control: EQ

Lecture 29 How an EQ Works
Lecture 30 Low End Starting Points
Lecture 31 High End Starting Points
Lecture 32 "Ringing Out"

Section 7: Volume Control: Compression

Lecture 33 How Compression Works
Lecture 34 Makeup Gain
Lecture 35 Multiband Compression
Lecture 36 Setting up Multiband Compression
Lecture 37 Dialing in High Frequency Compression
Lecture 38 Dialing in Low Frequency Compression
Lecture 39 Dialing in Mid Frequency Compression
Lecture 40 Upwards Compression
Lecture 41 "Ring Out" and Compare

Section 8: Maximize Control: Limiter

Lecture 42 Using a Second Compressor?
Lecture 43 Limiting
Lecture 44 RMS Headroom Standards
Lecture 45 A/B It!
Lecture 46 Looking at our Work

Section 9: Space Control: Stereo Imaging and Mid-Side EQ

Lecture 47 The Role of Reverb in Mastering
Lecture 48 What is the Stereo Image?
Lecture 49 Mid/Side EQ (MS EQ)
Lecture 50 Izotope Ozone
Lecture 51 Reading a Mid/Side EQ
Lecture 52 Cleaning Up the Low End with Mid/Side EQ
Lecture 53 Adding Shimmer with Mid/Side EQ
Lecture 54 Mid/Side Compression
Lecture 55 Mid/Side Compression for Stereo Width

Section 10: Additional Sweetening

Lecture 56 Controlling The Low End (Again)
Lecture 57 Harmonic Exciters
Lecture 58 Dialing in Harmonic Exciters
Lecture 59 Gut Check
Lecture 60 Last Tweeks

Section 11: Rendering

Lecture 61 Rendering Settings
Lecture 62 File Type
Lecture 63 Dither Options
Lecture 64 To Mp3 or Not to Mp3?
Lecture 65 File Names

Section 12: Referencing & Finishing Up

Lecture 66 Check Your Work
Lecture 67 Save Your Session!
Lecture 68 Save Your Effect Chain
Lecture 69 In-Session Mastering
Lecture 70 Should You Master Your Own Music?
Lecture 71 Getting Gigs as a Mastering Engineer

Section 13: Wrap Up

Lecture 72 What Comes Next?
Lecture 73 Thanks for Watching!
Lecture 74 Bonus Lecture

Any and all music makers!,This is a "must have" class for anyone making music.,The goal of this class is to take your tracks and find the "missing element" that makes a good track a great track.

Published: 1/2023
Format: MP4
Video: h264, 1280x720
Audio: AAC, 44.1 KHz
Language: English
Duration: 4h 16m

Home page