Trainer Joe Albano is back with an advanced look at mastering in our popular Audio Concepts series. See how pro audio engineers master their tracks "in-the-box" in this in-depth, high-level audio engineering course.
Mastering is a craft that combines art with advanced engineering skills and there is no one better to teach you the concepts, techniques and strategies of mastering than pro audio engineer and renowned instructor Joe Albano. In this advanced Audio Concepts course, you are carefully guided through the mastering process as every detail is covered in an example-filled, step-by-step fashion.
This course assumes that you have a pretty solid audio background and that you have a clear understanding of the tools that are used in the mastering chain. (You can easily acquire those prerequisites by watching the other courses in our Audio Concepts series!) Then, with that knowledge in hand, Joe explains how to apply it to ensure that your tracks get that highly-polished, bright, loud and clear sound.
So if mastering has been in your educational sights, sit back, watch, listen and learn this amazing skill from one of the best instructors on the planet.
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Adam Mercado wrote on August 20, 2020
I’m a big fan of the Audio Concepts series, and of Joe Albano. Unlike many instructors all over the Internet who try to big up thier personality, prove how cool and hip to the groove they are, Joe concentrates on the information. I love his teaching style, and this course is absolutely priceless. Literally as, hug everyone thanks to MPV, this course was available for free. Several misconceptions I had were corrected and a few things I was not even aware of. I’m sure I’ll end up paying for this course as a permanent reference
Steve Lloyd wrote on August 19, 2020
This was a worthy use of my time. I learned new techniques and tools for mastering. The instructor was very informative, had excellent explanations and real world applications. He also stuck to the topics and did not meander. if you wonder about mastering then watch this video.
Eltaj wrote on August 17, 2020
Great course! Definitely better than watching partial youtube videos bit by bit. Highly recommended.
Daniel Englisch wrote on August 12, 2020
Nice tutorial. I tend to do my masters a little different than in the videos with great results already, but I did learn a thing or 2 here, which are very helpful. Thanks, great insights!
Maarten Schellekens wrote on August 12, 2020
Incredibly useful. It makes the ‘black art’ of mastering transparent.
Robert wrote on November 14, 2017
Wow! Joe Albano, as usual, masterfully teaches this course. This is as close as it gets to having a personal 1 on 1 instructor, maybe even better. It was eye-opening and chock full of invaluable knowledge. The course is not for the faint of heart, but stay the course and it will pay dividends. Highest recommendation!
cosmkcomik wrote on November 7, 2017
Once again, Joe Albano takes a very complex subject and breaks it down into small, easily digestible chapters to cover the entire subject of mastering in the box. His explanations are clear, concise, and to the point without fluff, drawing on his many years of expertise. This is a good starter point for those looking to understand the complexities of mastering and polishing their music...
Aria wrote on August 26, 2017
This course has really helped my understanding of the mastering process. Joe Albano is one of the best trainers I have found. I love his clear and professional communication. I highly recommend this course.
Omid wrote on January 3, 2017
So happy I watched this. Gives great rundown on how to master at home and now feel very equipped on mastering my EP
Brock wrote on October 12, 2016
Mastering 202 by Joe Albano is one of the best engineering courses on MPV! The Audio Concepts tutorials helped give me a platform to put with my own work. This class helped give form to the different aspects of mastering to which I wasn't as aware of as more of a music producer. I would recommend this course or the others in this series as personal helpers to your signal flow and audio processing skills.