with Jesse Cannon
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03 Dynamics and Loudness24:10
Class duration: 9h 8mSee all 26 lessons
About The Class
mastering – from start to finish.
Mastering is often the difference between a good recording and a bad one, but mastering is notoriously difficult to understand. In this two-day workshop, sound engineer Jesse Cannon — who’s worked with the likes of Ross Robinson, Saves the Day, Animal Collective, The Misfits and Man Overboard — shares what he’s learned about mastering from working at top-tier studios like WestWestSide Music and Cannon Found Soundation.
While there’s no substitute for having an engineer master your music, that’s just not feasible for many artists. This class is the next best thing: a comprehensive guide to DIY mastering.
Jesse breaks down the mastering process from start to finish. You’ll discover the basic principles behind mastering, and learn about the processes and tools at your disposal. Jesse will identify and troubleshoot basic rookie mistakes, discuss lesser-known essential concepts as well as share his essential behind-the-board tools as he takes you through a few real-life examples.
After two days with Jesse, you’ll have everything you need to master your tracks with affordable tools.
What is Mastering25:18
Dynamics and Loudness
Jesse Cannon talks about how loudness is a mastering tool and when it works and where it fails.24:10
Compression, Clipping, and Distortion17:39
Compression & Distortion Demo35:29
Headroom and Gain Structure24:54
Bit Depth and Sampling Rate13:14
What is Objectivity14:09
Proper Monitoring Volumes with Q&A28:53
Sequencing and Track Spacing16:28
Individual Track Volumes and Demo18:39
2:30 pm - Metadata and Key Points of Mastering14:49
Room and Acoustics16:22
DAW & Meters18:13
Multiband Compressor and Brickwall Limiter17:33
Clipping and Distortion26:44
Common Problems and Solutions35:42
Demo: Mastering a Dance Track22:17
Demo: Mastering an Acoustic Track21:43
DIY Mastering with Jesse Cannon Slides.pdf
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This class was awesome. Jesse goes into detail about the mastering process and best practices for mastering in an easy to understand way. The live mastering session was very informative and educational.
Excellent class. I watched the free broadcast and bought it right away so I can reference it anytime. Full of great information to all a project studio to do good mastering work.
This is an amazing class
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