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Audio Mastering Techniques 101


The exciting Programme of Audio Mastering Techniques! If you have a passion for audio engineering and aspire to pursue a career in mastering, this course is designed to provide you with a professional-level understanding of the mastering process. 

The Audio Mastering Techniques course aims to give students a professional-level understanding of the mastering process to create a high-fidelity, competitive master that can be released through streaming services or other media. The module begins by discussing the purpose of mastering, and mastering studios, including acoustics, monitoring, and outboard gear. Students will learn specific tools and techniques to enhance and correct a given mix, guiding them to create radio and streaming-ready masters in any genre. 


Features and Benefits 

  • Programs developed with a 30% theory and 70% practical approach.  
  • Classes presented by experts active in the music and media industries. 
  • Learn and use specific tools and techniques to enhance and correct a given mix, guiding them to create radio and streaming-ready masters in any genre. 
  • Exposure to real-world, hands-on situations using a wide range of industry-standard equipment and facilities.  
  • Coaching in personal life skills required by the industry, including self-confidence, branding, and communication
  • Get a free Office 365 Education A1 license, valid for the duration of your studies. 

Admission Requirements

Students must have completed Audio Mixing Techniques.  

  • Duration


    • Part Time, Flexi Online Learning, 8 Weeks (+/-2 months)
    • Classes conducted on Saturdays (4 hours)
    • Session 1 (9:00 - 11:00), Session 2 (11:30-13:30)

    * Class structures are subject to change without notification. 

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  • Career Options

    • Mastering Engineer


Important Notes

This short course is a skills program and therefore not accredited by any institution.

  • Introduction to Audio Mastering

    • Overview of the audio mastering process

    • Understanding the role of a mastering engineer

    • Introduction to essential concepts and terminology

  • Loudness and Critical Listening

    • Exploring loudness standards and regulations

    • Developing critical listening skills for audio evaluation

    • Techniques for achieving optimal balance and dynamic range

  • The Mastering Processes

    • Understanding the stages and workflow of audio mastering

    • Equalization techniques for enhancing tonal balance

    • Compression and dynamics processing for control and enhancement

    • Stereo enhancement and imaging techniques

  • Mastering Tools and Techniques

    • Overview of software and hardware tools used in mastering

    • Utilizing plugins and processors for precise control and creative effects

    • Advanced techniques for noise reduction and restoration

    • Final adjustments and polishing techniques

  • Genre-specific Mastering Techniques

    • Mastering guitar-based music: techniques for enhancing guitar tones

    • Mastering electronic music: creating clarity, impact, and texture

    • Mastering acoustic music: preserving the natural essence of acoustic recordings

    • Mastering pop music: achieving radio-ready sound and commercial appeal

  • Project Delivery and Quality Control

    • Preparing audio files for different platforms and formats

    • Ensuring compatibility and meeting industry standards

    • Quality control and final checks for optimal sound reproduction

    No dates have been specified for this course.
    Please contact The CAD Corporation for more information and dates on this course.
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