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Master Mix Tutorial

Master Mix Explained®

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10 Videos | Length: 53min 44sec
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    Signal Flow

    Introduction to Master Mix and explanation of the signal flow through the processing blocks.

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    UI Walkthrough

    In this video we explore the basic operation of the Master Mix UI, how to load factory presets, and how to turn on and off the various processors.

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    Faders & Meters

    Learn the simple details about the Master Mix input and output faders and meters.

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    This video explains how you can manipulate the PreEQ graphic plot including using the high and low pass filters, three-band EQ, and choosing between shelving and peak filters for each band.

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    Multiband Dynamics Crossover

    Let’s discuss the fundamentals of the Master Mix three-band dynamics processor and then learn how to set up the crossover frequency and slope.

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    Dynamics Contour Editor

    Learn how to use the contour editor to set up the essentials of compression for each band, as well as how to add nodes for additional shaping.

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    Dynamics Key Filters

    This video demonstrates how to control the key filters for each dynamics band.

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    Post EQ

    This video tackles using the post EQ along with some general thoughts about when to use post EQ vs pre EQ.

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    How to use the Master Mix noise gate. Learn how to automate the gate to create a fade out.

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    Working with Presets

    Explore some of the factory presets and get ideas for creating your own default setup.

Product Overview

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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Master Mix Explained® is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 5 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Essential tutorial for MasterMix Excellent quality video. Direct and informative with some really useful tips. This is the missing manual for MasterMix. Very useful information about compression keys and the relationship with the dynamics contours. Also some very interesting EQ tips. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2019-06-22
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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