Ableton Live – Trance Pre – Master BEFORE (Audio Sample)
Ableton Live – Trance Master AFTER (Audio Sample)
In this episode, I am going to show you exactly how I master my tracks.
Although it’s always a good idea to get your tracks mastered by a mastering engineer due to their experience and being another set of ears, learning to master yourself has many big advantages.
A mastering engineer can only do their best with what you give them, but what if learning to master yourself could then improve your mixdowns so that you either didn’t have to settle with a master you were not totally happy with (due to your mixdown not being perfect), or keep paying for more new revisions?!
Ever sent a track to get mastered, and when it comes back, you wish you could have tweaked something else before you sent it off? When learning to master yourself, you can keep tweaking your track until it’s perfect for that final mastering engineer job, or you master it yourself.
Even if you master it yourself or hand it over to a final set of ears, having a good understanding of the mastering process will allow you to create better music much faster and save money!
Take a look below to see everything that is covered in detail…
⬤ See how a pre-master looks before mastering.
⬤ Analysing other mastered tracks.
⬤ The full Mastering chain.
⬤ Tips and tricks for getting louder masters through limiting techniques.
⬤ How to compress your master.
⬤ How to EQ your master.
⬤ Mastering LUF levels.
⬤ Understanding headroom for your master.
⬤ How to Limit your tracks to reduce distortion.
⬤ EQ, Adding Brightness & tightening up your low end.
⬤ Stereo Imaging.
⬤ Analysing your master to make mixing decisions.
⬤ Controlling Dynamics.
⬤ Getting your master to pro levels.
⬤ The full thought process behind each mixing decision, and why certain areas are done in a particular order.
+ Much more!
Allan Morrow – International Trance DJ/Producer. Tracks signed to labels such as Armada, Blackhole Recordings, Discover Records, FSOE, Kearnage Recordings, Mental Asylum Records, Pure Trance, Outburst Records & Many more!
Yes, all the technique you will learn in these videos you can be implemented into your own DAW using your own unique DAWs plugins.
Yes, all the videos are done in sections so that you can implement the section concentrated on in to your own tracks.
***Please note – You do not need the exact same plugins or DAW to follow along in this tutorial. Simply use your own DAW and plugins to replicate.
Yes, as I learn new techniques and faster/better ways of doing things so can you! Also, not every master is the same as you will have different sounds to contend with.