T-RackS Tutorial

Mastering with T-RackS

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    Intro to T-RackS

    Get a basic introduction to T-RackS layout and functions.

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    Introduction to Mastering

    Michael explains the basics of mastering before looking at the tools.

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    The Loudness Wars

    See how the desire for excessive loudness has damaged music and see how some clever processing in T-RackS Brickwall Limiter tries to minimize the damage.

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    EQ

    A discussion about EQ with some examples.

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    Dynamics

    Learn about dynamics processing and get a first look at some of T-RackS new dynamics modules.

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    Linear Phase EQ

    Discover the transparent sound that a fully phase compensated EQ can provide.

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    Dithering

    See when to use this small and often misunderstood necessity in the mastering chain.

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    MS Processing

    Learn how to split the mix into its mids and sides and how to process them separately from each other.

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    Multi-Band Dynamics

    See how processing just certain frequencies of the mix gives you more control over problem areas.

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    Parallel Processing

    Learn how two processors operating at the same time can toughen your mix.

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    Compressors in Series

    Understand how two compressors one after the other can be used to better tame your dynamic.

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    Stereo Width

    See how you can create a wider mix without compromising the center.

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    Stems

    Discover an alternative to straight stereo mastering that gives you more control.

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    The Power of Comparing

    Learn the importance of having a fixed reference when mastering to keep your ears in check.

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    Lets Do Some Mastering

    Dive into mastering four songs while using two others as a reference.

Product Overview


Presented by engineer and mixing guru Michael Costa and officially approved by IK Multimedia, this in-depth series shows you how to get professional radio sounding results using the IK Multimedia T-RackS.

Michael first introduces you to the powerful T-RackS Deluxe plug-in suite and then gives you a crash course into mastering your productions so they sound better while having a healthy, loud level. During your journey you'll learn about EQ, compression, dithering, parallel processing and much more. Step-up your sound today.


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borisk
Submitted 2 years ago

Very Helpful!!!

I`m so excited about everything this has to offer. It has helped me very much!


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davedeck
Submitted 2 years ago

Great Intro to T-Racks and Mastering

I have T-Racks Custom Shop but I'm uncertain which modules to purchase. This tutorial gave me a better understanding of many of them and some I had not considered. In addition, I received an excellent tutorial about mastering techniques. I appreciated the honesty about modern mastering techniques that do not always provide the best listening experience.

I am a: Hobbyist


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kobi_dog
Submitted 2 years ago

great find

so happy to have found these vids, helped enormously


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dcdrums
Submitted 2 years ago

Lotsa good material!!

Mr. Costa has a gift for teaching and presents the material very well and is easy to understand and follow. Bravo!!!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Studio One


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krafidStudio
Submitted 2 years ago

This was pretty identified!

There is More to add on here.


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Arib Crisp
Submitted 3 years ago

Great mastering course

When I saw this course I thought it would be a "how to use T-Racks" course. But I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that not only it's full of that, but it is even more a real mastering course that can help you get more of T-Racks or even any other tools you use for mastering.

I am a: Producer, Hobbyist


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JohnA
Submitted 3 years ago

Top content and easy to understand

I bought T-Racks about a year ago but just couldn't get on with it, there was so much to learn! But these video tutorials helped me understand exactly what all the features were. Excellent product.

I am a: Hobbyist


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borisk
Submitted 2 years ago

Very Helpful!!!

I`m so excited about everything this has to offer. It has helped me very much!

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

davedeck
Submitted 2 years ago

Great Intro to T-Racks and Mastering

I have T-Racks Custom Shop but I'm uncertain which modules to purchase. This tutorial gave me a better understanding of many of them and some I had not considered. In addition, I received an excellent tutorial about mastering techniques. I appreciated the honesty about modern mastering techniques that do not always provide the best listening experience.

I am a: Hobbyist

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kobi_dog
Submitted 2 years ago

great find

so happy to have found these vids, helped enormously

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dcdrums
Submitted 2 years ago

Lotsa good material!!

Mr. Costa has a gift for teaching and presents the material very well and is easy to understand and follow. Bravo!!!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Studio One

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krafidStudio
Submitted 2 years ago

This was pretty identified!

There is More to add on here.

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Arib Crisp
Submitted 3 years ago

Great mastering course

When I saw this course I thought it would be a "how to use T-Racks" course. But I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that not only it's full of that, but it is even more a real mastering course that can help you get more of T-Racks or even any other tools you use for mastering.

I am a: Producer, Hobbyist

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

JohnA
Submitted 3 years ago

Top content and easy to understand

I bought T-Racks about a year ago but just couldn't get on with it, there was so much to learn! But these video tutorials helped me understand exactly what all the features were. Excellent product.

I am a: Hobbyist

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I was classically trained in piano from the age of 7 and had a strong obsession with popular music right throughout my youth. I played keyboards in various rock bands in the mid 80's but found a pronounced leaning towards the technology and computer side of music as samplers and computers became more attainable in the late 80's.

2. What training have you had?

In 1989 I completed my Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Music Technology from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Much of my tech knowledge in those pre-internet days came from devouring issues of Keyboard, Mix and EM - monthly, without fail.

3. When did you get into recording?

I started getting into recording in 1984 with a Tascam 244 4-track cassette system. In 1989 I moved to a Digidesign Sound Tools II system - a true random access 2 track editor - and that was the beginning of a long association with Digidesign products. I married this hardware up to Opcode's Studio Vision for many years as well as getting in at the ground floor with Pro Tools v1 in 1991. I've been a Pro Tools user since then right up to the current day.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've been lucky enough to work with a huge cross section of talent within the Australian music scene. Names like: INXS, Little River Band, John Farnham, Kasey Chambers and Richard Clapton. Plus music editing on breakout movies like Shine and Strictly Ballroom with Oscar nominated composer, David Hirschfelder.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I think I'm good at training because I really love this stuff - I genuinely want to show people how cool these tools are. Even as a fully grown adult, I still find myself getting excited like a little kid about the magic we can do with our systems these days and wondering how far it can go in the years to come. I hope that enthusiasm is contagious!

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Mastering with T-RackS is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful!!! I`m so excited about everything this has to offer. It has helped me very much!
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great Intro to T-Racks and Mastering I have T-Racks Custom Shop but I'm uncertain which modules to purchase. This tutorial gave me a better understanding of many of them and some I had not considered. In addition, I received an excellent tutorial about mastering techniques. I appreciated the honesty about modern mastering techniques that do not always provide the best listening experience.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from great find so happy to have found these vids, helped enormously
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Lotsa good material!! Mr. Costa has a gift for teaching and presents the material very well and is easy to understand and follow. Bravo!!!
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from This was pretty identified! There is More to add on here.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great mastering course When I saw this course I thought it would be a "how to use T-Racks" course. But I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that not only it's full of that, but it is even more a real mastering course that can help you get more of T-Racks or even any other tools you use for mastering.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Top content and easy to understand I bought T-Racks about a year ago but just couldn't get on with it, there was so much to learn! But these video tutorials helped me understand exactly what all the features were. Excellent product.
Date published: 2016-06-28
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