A Beginners Guide To Home Mastering

In tutorial #8 we finally dive into the vast ocean that is mastering. It’s a long one, so feel free to skip around to the different sections via the following links:

Minimum Requirements: Monitoring 2:50
Minimum Requirements: Processing 11:08
Goals of Mastering: 25:26
Basic Mastering Techniques: 34:40
Reasons Not to Overcook Your Masters: 52:11

Links to the plug-ins mentioned:
Sonnox Oxford EQ http://www.sonnoxplugins.com/pub/plugins/products/eq.htm
PSP Neon http://www.pspaudioware.com/plugins/equalizers/psp_neon_hr/
Waves PuigChild http://www.waves.com/plugins/puigchild-660-670
Elysia Alpha Master http://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/plugins/detail/elysia_alpha_compressor.html
FabFilter Pro-MB http://www.fabfilter.com/products/pro-mb-multiband-compressor-plug-in
Sonnox Oxford Limiter http://www.sonnoxplugins.com/pub/plugins/products/limiter.htm
PSP Xenon http://www.pspaudioware.com/plugins/dynamic_processors/psp_xenon/

Bob Katz’s excelent book on mastering: http://www.digido.com/products/mastering-audio-book.html

Check out Eitch’s full ‘Health’ EP here: https://soundcloud.com/eitchaudio/sets/health-ep

Mastered for iTunes Plug-Ins and Info: http://www.apple.com/itunes/mastered-for-itunes/

Orban/Foti paper on radio processing: http://www.orban.com/support/orban/techtopics/Appdx_Radio_Ready_The_Truth_1.3.pdf

Video on Omnia.9 FM radio processor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p40aBqWOwks

You can find out more about me at http://www.ianstewartaudio.us, keep up with me at http://www.facebook.com/ianstewartaudio or @ianstewartaudio on Twitter, and listen to my audio at http://ianstewartaudio.bandcamp.com, http://www.soundcloud.com/ianstewart, and http://mixcloud.com/ianstewart.

If you have any questions or requests for future tutorials, let me know.

Thanks all, see ya next time!


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