There are so many tools at your disposal when it comes time to put the finishing touches on a record. Do you know what they are? More importantly, how well can you use them?
Fab discusses the 8 tools essential to the art of mastering and shows you exactly how best to use them. This video is full of examples that are applied to a wide range of musical styles. You’ll gain a deeper level of understanding as he explains the theory and reasoning behind the application of every tool.
Compression (and parallel compression)
Sum & Difference (aka Mid/Side)
Mastery of these tools allows you to enhance sonic characteristics while correcting mix balance issues, giving your recordings power, clarity, and focus.
Here’s just a taste of what you’ll learn:
Why the room is the most important tool in mastering, why your rooms probably sucks, and how to deal with a less than ideal room
The importance of great metering and why you NEED it
Understand and optimize a song’s dynamic range
How to make masters sound natural and maintain their artistic integrity
The different roles compression play in mastering
How to use parallel compression to add density to the track
The role of EQs in mastering and why many mastering engineers use two EQs
The purpose of the peak limiter
Blue Cat Audio DP Meter Pro
Universal Audio UAD BX Digital_V2 EQ
alanlopez •Tuesday, November 30, 2021
lautaro.ma •Friday, April 9, 2021
Genial ce morceaux! j'arrive pas a me concentrer sur le tuto :)
Bodry Johnson •Tuesday, February 9, 2021
I like the way you teach, all the examples helps, thank you..
elliott.e •Thursday, November 19, 2020
3 years late and this finally makes sense! Fab you that guy! Thanks a million!
Kbmusiq •Tuesday, December 10, 2019
This is great stuff, awesome!
beschornermusic •Saturday, April 6, 2019
This is for all people they think mastering is magic. Thanks Fab! Sounds great!
Chrisdmcc •Sunday, May 28, 2017
Any reason why the input gain is turned up on the multi to level match as opposed the output gain?
miguelroja •Friday, February 26, 2016
Really good Fab, I am fascinated with this
steve2k2 •Friday, July 10, 2015
Thanks for your knowledge - I mirror Riko's comment. It would be easier for me to compare without the "with" or "without", especially if you close your eyes and try to tell the difference without the screen display.
1334 •Sunday, April 19, 2015
I will answer myself, if somebody have the same question, there is an excellent thread in the forum about honestedat
Sheldon Cooper •Monday, December 8, 2014
Basically you like to use different color of the same watch on different songs! :D
Riko •Monday, February 3, 2014
One suggestion please:
I would like you no to say "with" or "without" when you by-pass the plug in, because the comparison will be easier.
We see when the plug in is by passed.
Could you do that please?
xchrisxtopher •Monday, January 13, 2014
The thing I appreciate most about your teaching style Fab is how easy you make everything sound. Speaking for myself, I think when I tinker and tinker I make things overly-complicated. The whole losing the forest for the trees. You bring it back to 50,000 feet by saying "look, it's not such a big deal."
hyphen •Sunday, January 5, 2014
this is really wonderful!!! thank you! (and the No man's land hand gesture metaphor are cool! haha)
rainbox •Sunday, December 8, 2013
In other words:
Basic level but realized and explained very well.