Mastering in the box is a technique that has made mastering available to far more people than at any time in history. But the core concepts of mastering in the box are basically the same as mastering in hardware - it's just that you use plug-ins instead of outboard. In this short video from the course Audio Concepts 202: Mastering In The Box, Joe Albano guides you through one of the most important stages of mastering - the EQ.
Joe runs you through the types of EQ modules you might typically use during mastering in the box: standard, character and linear phase. The first type is the one that probably came with your DAW, the second is an EQ that seeks to recreate some specific model of hardware, and the third is usually bundled with a mastering software suite or application. Joe explains what each of these EQ types brings to the table as well as when you might want to use them in your mastering. Check out the rest of the course for a complete guide to mastering in the box!
Mastering is a craft that combines art with advanced engineering skills and there is no one better to teach you the concepts, techniques and strategies of mastering than pro audio engineer and renowned instructor Joe Albano. In this advanced Audio Concepts course, you are carefully guided through the mastering process as every detail is covered in an example-filled, step-by-step fashion.
This course assumes that you have a pretty solid audio background and that you have a clear understanding of the tools that are used in the mastering chain. (You can easily acquire those prerequisites by watching the other courses in our Audio Concepts series!) Then, with that knowledge in hand, Joe explains how to apply it to ensure that your tracks get that highly-polished, bright, loud and clear sound.
So if mastering has been in your educational sights, sit back, watch, listen and learn this amazing skill from one of the best instructors on the planet.