The Mastering Show with Ian Shepherd

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« on: June 14, 2016, 07:38:57 PM »
If you're even a little bit interested in production, you should make yourself familiar with Ian Shepherd, fantastic mastering engineer, and poster of top internet content.

Here's a playlist of his latest creation, The Mastering Show podcast.
https://soundcloud.com/themasteringshow/sets/the-mastering-show-with-ian

Or the individual episodes:
1. The basics of mastering https://soundcloud.com/themasteringshow/1-basics-of-mastering
2. The three M's of mastering https://soundcloud.com/themasteringshow/2-monitoring-metering-and-mindset
3. Limiting https://soundcloud.com/themasteringshow/3-limiting
4. Compression https://soundcloud.com/themasteringshow/4-compression
5. EQ https://soundcloud.com/themasteringshow/5-eq
6. Loudness https://soundcloud.com/themasteringshow/the-mastering-show-6-loudness-what-why-and-how
7. Advanced techniques https://soundcloud.com/themasteringshow/7-advanced-techniques
8. You need this https://soundcloud.com/themasteringshow/the-mastering-show-8-you-need-this
9. Analogue vs digital https://soundcloud.com/themasteringshow/9-analogue-versus-digital
10. Dynamic range day https://soundcloud.com/themasteringshow/the-mastering-show-10-dynamic-range-day
11. You're going to love this https://soundcloud.com/themasteringshow/the-mastering-show-11-youre-going-to-love-this
12. NOT Mastering https://soundcloud.com/themasteringshow/12-not-mastering
13. Vinyl https://soundcloud.com/themasteringshow/13-mastering-for-vinyl
14. Distortion https://soundcloud.com/themasteringshow/14-distortion
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2016, 08:42:08 PM »
The best resource I know of for mixing/ production is https://www.producelikeapro.com/ - loads of really high quality free content, and a paid membership level for those who really want to get stuck in.

Hope that hits the spot Martyn :)
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2016, 07:46:33 PM »
[added episode 14 to OP]
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2016, 05:54:46 PM »
sorry for my ignorance. what is the difference between mastering and mixing?

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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2016, 06:03:26 PM »
sorry for my ignorance. what is the difference between mastering and mixing?
No need to apologise, there was a time when none of us knew what mastering was.

Mastering is balancing and enhancing the final stereo mix of your track. If your song is produced and mixed perfectly, you may not even need mastering, but generally, a good mastering engineer will identify frequencies that could be enhanced or are overpowering, add a little compression perhaps, and find a good dynamic balance for your songs.

Mastering engineers tend to work on collections of songs (albums) making sure they form a coherent listening experience. Also, they don't work with near field monitors like the ones your song is mixed on, so they have a different perspective too. A well mastered song will have a layer of 'polish' that's generally missing from the final mix.

I'm sure if you ask nicely here or do an internet search you'll be able to listen to some before and after examples.

Hope that helps.
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