T-RackS Tutorial

Mastering with T-RackS

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15 Videos | Length: 2hr 36min 17sec
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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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    A discussion about EQ with some examples.

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    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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    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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    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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Mastering with T-RackS is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 12 .
Rated 0.5 out of 5 by from Garbage This is years old. It does not cover T-racks 5. This is for T-racks 3
Date published: 2020-08-01
Rated 1.0 out of 5 by from Very old tutorial Very Old tutorial. I have confused with T Racks 5 and buyed by error.
Date published: 2020-07-21
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Insightful! I feel greatly empowered not only in the sense of utilizing effectively T-RackS, but also with the rationale behind the design and purpose for each module in general. I see now the importance of apt tracking and mixing. My favorite lesson in this series is that when using an EQ, one can't effect change in one tonal aspect of a mix without compromising another aspect of the mix within the same frequency range. Thus, ensuring that all musical elements of tonal balance should be addressed much further up-stream before the mastering process. I just wish there were more dramatic examples rendered in this series to show how to "fix a mix". The tracks that the author used were almost nearly perfect from the start, yet I "got it" in regards to the purpose of mastering effects.
Date published: 2020-05-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent!!! I master using Ozone and was interested in using my T-Racks Plugins for mastering too so I decided to learn from this tutorial and I'm very happy with the course!
Date published: 2019-12-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very well Understandable I love this site very happy to be here
Date published: 2019-12-14
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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