Adam welcomes you to the course and gives a preview of what he will be covering.
Mastering is all about taking your completed song, and creating the best possible audio file to distribute to the world.
Discover the most important part of mastering. Limiting maximizes the size of the waveform, within the fixed size of the audio file we're creating.
Learn how to set the amount of limiting with a simple technique, but there are some important limiting artifacts to learn first.
How loud should you make your track and why? Adam also shows you how to measure loudness.
Now that you've measured loudness and know what to aim for, see how you would actually change loudness for the better.
Explore how to check and set sub bass levels correctly so they have impact and fullness in your mix.
See why it's all about CHECKING the EQ / tonal balance of your mix.
Setting levels is easy once you know how a track SHOULD look. Learn how to do so, and also why it's safer to set kick level slightly higher than you think.
Discover why you should do mastering as a separate step/process, such as mastering a single audio track, and not in your original song project.
Now explore export options, including file types, sample rate, bit depth, dither, and render selection.
What is headroom? and then, how and why you need to leave headroom on your final master.
See why you need to be careful with the selection length when exporting to MP3.
Now learn what "?metadata" is, and how you can't add it directly using Ableton Live.
Should you make your sub bass, the lowest frequencies, mono? And if so, how? Also see why this DOESN'T fix any fundamental phase problems.
Explore what this is, and why it might be a problem, and then how to remove it.
Learn when it is OK and not OK to go "into the red".
See why we haven't discussed things like "multiband compression" and "mid-side EQ" yet.
Have a look at why mastering chains / racks should be "descriptive", not "prescriptive".
Yes... providing it serves a creative purpose!
Adam Pollard aka Multiplier, delivers a mastering video tutorial series designed for the beginner, covering the important topics needed to master your music in Ableton Live! Learn the basic principles and terminologies, as well as specific steps to take to get great sounding master files that you can publish to the world.
Adam welcomes you and then goes over what mastering actually is, followed by quite possibly the most important aspect of mastering, limiting. You'll then see how to properly set your limiter and how loud you should actually make it.
Throughout the rest of the series you'll explore topics such as setting sub bass and kick drum levels, using EQ to tonally balance your master mix, and why you should do mastering as a separate step. You'll also learn about export options & file types, headroom for MP3 conversion, and what Metadata is and how to use it.
Rounding it all out, Adam then goes into topics such as DC Offset, when it is OK and not OK to go "into the red" in your level meters, how to Look at Mastering Chains / Racks and much more.
See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you use Ableton Live and are now ready to get into mastering your songs and productions, this series will get you well on your way... Watch "Beginner's Guide to Mastering with Ableton Live" today.
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