Master Mix Tutorial

Master Mix Explained®

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    Signal Flow (5:08)


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    UI Walkthrough (8:44)


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    Faders & Meters (3:45)


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    PreEQ (7:00)


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    Multiband Dynamics Crossover (5:27)


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    Dynamics Contour Editor (6:30)


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    Dynamics Key Filters (5:40)


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    Post EQ (3:58)


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    Gate (2:31)


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    Working with Presets (5:01)


Master Mix, Tracktion’s powerhouse mastering plug-in, includes six high end processing blocks as well as other sonic utilities. In this tutorial video series, studio guru Bill Edstrom dives deep and teaches you how to surgically correct your mixes and more with Master Mix.

Bill begins with a video on Master Mix’s signal flow through its six processor blocks. The next video walks you through the Master Mix UI, including how to load presets and activate and deactivate the various processors.

After that, Bill starts demonstrating the various elements of Master Mix with a video on faders and meters. That leads into an explanation of the PreEQ module, and how to utilize it’s various filters.

Moving on you’ll learn about the 3-Band dynamics processor, the dynamics contour editor and how to set up compression for each band, as well as how to add notes for additional tone shaping.

Bill then covers the Post EQ, along with offering advice on when to use post EQ vs. Pre EQ. Cool creative uses are then shown for inspiration when using Master Mix.

Wrapping it all up, Bill explains how you can use the factory presets to get ideas for creating your own custom default setup. If you’re new to Tracktion Master Mix or an advanced user looking for deeper information, don’t miss “Master Mix Explained” today!


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Brontic
Submitted 2 months ago

Good.

A good author, lays out all clearly.

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Reaper

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deewoo
Submitted 1 year ago

ok. more examples with songs would work better for me.

i'm more of a hands on see it do it type. when he was using songs it started to synch in but he left the examples for more instruction too soon for me.

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Logic Pro

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mevla
Submitted 2 years ago

Excellent

The tutorial is clear and to the point, enabling full use of Master Mix.

I am a: Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound Designer, Hobbyist

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Mark Swanson
Submitted 2 years ago

Explains how to use Mater Mix!

I own this plug in, but did not know much about using it until I watched these videos. Very good.

I am a: Professional, Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started on trumpet at age 10, but got more passionate when I picked up bass and guitar in high school. During college, I had a band where I shared lead vocals and electric guitar duties. After that I was in a variety of bands usually on bass or behind the mixing board.

2. What training have you had?

I studied electrical engineering in college but mostly learned recording and music on my own. Recently, I completed the Master of Songwriting and Guitar program through Berklee Music.

3. When did you get into recording?

I have always been fascinated with tape recording since fifth grade. I started by recording demos by bouncing back and forth between two cassette decks. Later I moved on to portastudios, ADATS, pro studios, then to a DAW based project studio.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I work with songwriters world-wide as the founder and creator of LilacWriter.com - an online collaboration site for songwriters. In my career, I have done FOH, producing, songwriting, mixing, mastering, and voice over. Used to work regionally, but now requests can come from anywhere in the world.

I've written two books on audio production: "Studio One for Engineers & Producers" and "The Power in Cakewalk SONAR" both published by Hal Leonard Books.

Whenever possible, I work closely with the developers of the products I teach doing testing, bug reporting, and feature requests. I think this gives me a much deeper understanding of the products. I really enjoy seeing the products I work with improve.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I have always been interested in making technology easier to use and understand. I think showing examples is essential when introducing a topic. I feel recording should be a fun and creative experience and I hope that comes across in my videos.

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Master Mix Explained® is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 4 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good. A good author, lays out all clearly.
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from ok. more examples with songs would work better for me. i'm more of a hands on see it do it type. when he was using songs it started to synch in but he left the examples for more instruction too soon for me.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent The tutorial is clear and to the point, enabling full use of Master Mix.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Explains how to use Mater Mix! I own this plug in, but did not know much about using it until I watched these videos. Very good.
Date published: 2017-01-29
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