Course For Logic's Mastering Toolkit

Developer: Nonlinear Educating Inc.

Current Version: 1.0

Last Updated: 4 months ago

Download Size: 423.2 MB - Download


Mastering is the most misunderstood part of the audio production chain! If you need big sound, this video will show you how it's done ...

Finally, the tutorial we've all been waiting for - Logic's Mastering Toolbox!

Watch as our Star Logic trainer, Steve H, demonstrates deep and fundamental concepts in the proper use of plugins to Master your tracks like a pro. But that's not all ...

This program starts with an overview of the history of mastering, and how the unique trade of the "Mastering Technician" grew as audio transitioned from wax cylinders, to the phonograph, tape, compact disc, and now digital files like MP3s.

With a solid understanding of the history, you will next move on to the present day and learn how to master great sounding music in Logic. Along the way, you'll explore all of the important mastering plugins in Logic, including compressors, limiters, and EQ. But this isn't just a simple "point-and-explain" tutorial ... Steve provides comprehensive detail not only on how to use these powerful Mastering DSP plugins, but also WHY you want to use them to achieve certain effects with your sound.

If you need to make BIG audio, this tutorial will show you the way. Drawing on over 30 years of experience as an audio engineer, and drawing on incredible input from his stable of industry friends (including Grammy award winning Mastering Technicians like Phil Magnotti), Steve H has provided with his Magnum Opus tutorial on Mastering with Logic.

This tutorial is MANDATORY viewing for anyone creating music in Logic.

Table of Contents:

1 Brief History of Mastering
2 Sample Rate and Bit Depth
3 Looking at Dynamic Range
4 Headroom Demystified
5 Distortion During Live Recording
6 Distortion Internal to Logic
7 Listening for Distortion
8 Toolkit Overview
9 The Multimeter
10 Phase Relationships
11 Gain Plugin Toolkit
12 Multiband Compression Overview
13 How Compressors Work
14 Logic's Single Band Compressor
15 Compression in Action
16 Frequency Ranges of Instruments
17 Multiband Compression in Action
18 Peak vs RMS Detection
19 How Limiters Work
20 Limiting in Action
21 Analysing a Limited Waveform
22 Micro Vs. Macro Dynamics
23 Macro Dynamics Listening
24 Macro Dynamics Mapping Out
25 Macro Dynamics Gain Automation
26 Finalizing Wheels
27 Surgical EQ
28 EQ Shoot Out
29 EQ and Perception
30 EQ Midi Focussing
31 Ready to Rumble 1
32 Ready to Rumble 2
33 Hissssss
34 Hissssss Hi Cut
35 Stereo Spreader
36 Direction Mixer
37 Exciter
38 What is Dither
39 Simulating Dither
40 Mastering Guideline
41 The Bounce Master