Audio Mastering

Audio Mastering

Audio Mastering Course | New York or Live Online (33% off)

Our Mastering Course is designed for today’s multi-genre modern Engineers. While being completely focused on Mastering “in-the-box” (in a computer), we provide you with the ability to achieve that “Commercial Sound” thru the understanding of various Analog Circuits and Effect Processors. The end result you will leave with a fully Mastered track, and all the steps to continue improving and forwarding your abilities for decades to come.

The techniques can be applied within any Digital Audio Workstation.

I. Introduction & Mixing Recap

• Reference Tracks
• Speakers & Headphones
• Frequencies
• Dynamic Processing
• Effects
• Critical Listening

II. Metering and Rendering

• Gain Staging
• Meters used in Mixing & Mastering
• Mixing Groups
• Rendering your Premaster
• How to Prepare for Mastering

III. Introduction to Mastering

• History of Mastering
• Setting up a Mastering Session
• Overview of Ozone & FabFilter Suite
• Critical Listening

IV. Mid/Side

• What is Mid/Side
• History of Mid/Side
• Various Techniques

V. Mad Maximizers

• What is a Maximizer
• Ozone Maximizer & FabFilter Pro-L walk-thru every function.
• Practical Use

VI. Creating A Mastering Chain

• Creating an efficient Mastering Chain with Ozone & FabFilter
• Step by Step Hands-on Instruction
• In depth explanation of Modules & Signal Flow

VII. Metering / Phase & Dithering Analysis / Stem Mastering

• Meters used in Mastering
• Phase & Dithering
• Stem Mastering for Clients

VIII. Advanced Mastering

• Expanding Your Mastering Chain
• Using Virtual-Analog Signal Processors

IX. Mastering for Streaming Audio & Broadcasting

• Explanation & History
• Modern Day Application

X. Referencing, Finalizing, Exporting

• How to Reference
• How to Finish
• How to Export
• Show off your Finished Tracks in Class

Software required for homework:

1. iZotope Ozone or Fabfilter Suite

2. Any Digital Audio Workstation.

Hardware required for homework:

It is suggested that you own a pair of Full-Range Headphones, and/or Nearfield Monitors (Studio Speakers) before taking this course. This will ensure that you can practice and do the homework affiliated with this Course. If you are ready to buy Monitors and Headphones, wait until after your first session to get advice on what to get, and where to get it.

Many other Plug-ins will be discussed within this course. All other third-party Plug-Ins are optional, and it is suggested to take the course before investing in ‘add-on’ plug-ins. Simply, Ozone or Fabfilter Suite will be all you need to get a professional sounding Commercial Master. Your tracks will sound as good as the music you listen to and/or DJ.

Many learners these days prefer to use their own laptops on our courses for things like getting help customizing their set-up, and they have their project exactly as they left it in class to work on at home. So we made the course more affordable, but added a $75 supplement for learners who wish to hire an iMac loaded with software. Please ensure you book an iMac when you book your course if you need one. Controller keyboards, and headphones are provided for everyone.

36 Hours | In-Person: $1299 + $200 ($100 early bird) Registration Fee | 33% off Live Online

Use the ‘CONNECT’ button below to request more info on our upcoming planned schedules. One of our placement experts will follow up with information and find a time for an assessment call to get you in to the most suitable program we have for you.

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Our Testimonials

As a songwriter/producer I relied heavily on engineers for recording and mixing if I wanted to get my tracks sounding like masters. I always wanted to do more myself but struggled to learn anything watching an engineer zip around at 1000 mph! Then I found Garnish and did their course. It was exactly what I needed, we covered everything I was unsure of in the past from using buses properly, EQ, audio compression and using specialist mastering plugins. Everything was explained and demonstrated in a way I understood. I never thought I'd ever be able get such great sounding tracks doing everything myself.

Ben Cullum

The course was helpful to me to gain a better understanding of the specifics of how to make my mixes better. Explaining specific concepts about compression, reverb, delays, EQ, etc. that I never really had a good grasp of before.

Cyndi Lee

Even though I already know about mixing and mastering, being here gave me a different (in a good way) concept of the knowledge that I already have. Also I learned a lot of new things about mixing and mastering, that will definitely help in my career as a Music Producer.

Carlos Arminio

The instructors are terrific – They are very attentive to the needs of the students – as well as our individual backgrounds and goals – and that makes the learning more personalized. They are all professionals with diverse expertise and have the industry experience to teach not just the mechanics of the software – but the real-world applications and circumstances. I came to GMP in the hopes of finding teachers who were able to give me a strong exposure not just to the the software (which they did very well) – but also to all the various ways the software is intersecting the other music processes and issues (recording, musicians, writing, industry issues, marketing, etc.). For a detailed software class, GMP offers a very “holistic” experience in which to learn and engage!

Alan Guno

At last I have a clear perspective of how mixing and mastering works!

Andrez Alzate

Sharing and learning from a legendary Producer/Engineer is priceless and incredible.

Pablo Toscano
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