macProVideo is excited to bring another great mastering tutorial to our growing library! We’ve explored mastering in Protools and Logic and now we’re focusing our mastering spotlight on our growing family of Cubase musicians and engineers.
Mastering is equal parts art and science; It’s a crossroads where technology and creativity merge together to form an audio super highway. And who would be better to be in the driver’s seat than our favorite Cubase expert, Matthew Loel T. Hepworth!
In this 4 hour mastering exploration Matt guides us through all the concepts, terminology, tools and techniques that the mastering musician/engineer must “master” no matter what software or hardware they use. On our way we learn about combating and conducting the loudness wars, utilizing the mastering plugins including compressors, mulitband compressors, EQs. limiters, maximizers and the infamous Apogee UV 22 HR, and the ways master for different musical genres.
That’s the science. What about the art? Well that is where this amazing tutorial really shines. Matt shows and tells his philosophy on mastering. You will see and hear how he approaches making music sound and “feel” better. And by witnessing Matt’s thought processes, and applying what you’ve learned, you will be able to approach your music with a new understanding of how you want it to sound and how to accomplish your mastering goals.
Whether you’re a Live, Logic, Protools or CUBASE user, this awesome mastering tutorial by Matthew Loel T. Hepworth will help you make your music, louder, feel better and stand apart from the pack. Enjoy!
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Stefano Sergi wrote on November 19, 2016
Vere interesting!! I'm very happy to see it!!!! It's basic but clear, simply and complete!
Vagif Abilov wrote on March 24, 2016
My understanding of mastering process was rather messy until I watched this course. I still have a log way to go to successfully master my songs, but things are now clear and I am much more confident and willing to try. Excellent material and presentation.
Wibbers wrote on February 16, 2014
Although presented with a Cubase 5 project, this is still well worth watching if using more recent versions of Cubase, as most of the details are still relevant. There is also a good deal of non DAW-specific mastering information that would be useful for anyone wanting to know about mastering on any equipment.
EFG123 wrote on October 26, 2013
It's 2013 and I'm using 6.5 Artist. Everything in this video is still relevant. Of all of the $$$ I've put into my studio this is the most well-spent $50. Even if you already know a fair amount amount about mixing and mastering (like I thought I did), Matthew's step-by-step explanations are golden. Most of the lessons are short, so if you already know how to do that particular task, you can easily skip to the next one. You'll probably want to watch them all anyway.
Hami wrote on February 28, 2013
Thank you for your video . It was amazing . And I hope to find some mixing courses in cubase . I think mixing is a grate art and sienc and I need to know about that .
Thanks again .
JLaw wrote on February 8, 2013
As someone who is new to audio and doesn't even use Cubase I have found a wealth of information in these videos about Mastering in general.
David Rivera wrote on August 15, 2012
Amazingly explained by Matthew. Easy to understand. Thumbs up for Mattew and MacPro. Pleas continue developing this kind of trainings. Thanks
Shahin wrote on December 5, 2011
Excellent video. Well spoken, Well discriped and great quality.
But I wish there was more discription on what to program the Multiband compressor based on. By that I mean some methods for finding the settings of each knob rather than testing different values all day to see what to type in.
Also I expected to hear about the use of Stereo Enhancer on a track.
Thanks to all. I hope to see more videos on Mastering soon. :-D
Ira wrote on June 9, 2011
The content of this tutorial is indispensable if you want to learn how to master projects inside Cubase. But, there was too much good info for me to absorb in only 1 viewing. So, I purchased and downloaded the HD version. I highly recommend purchasing the HD version. First, it is much easier to watch in HD. It looks far better. Second, the chapters play back automatically without having to click on each one to begin its playback. Third, it was cost effective. I have spent way more $$$ for tutorials that didn't even come close to this one in quality and scope of information.
Ahmad Washington wrote on March 13, 2011
This tutorial is EXCELLENT!!! I highly recommend this for both those that are mastering in Cubase and for those who just want to get up on a simple but effective way to master. Mr. Hepworth never disappoints on any of his Cubase tutorials and this is certainly no exception. Clearly explained, wonderfully illustrated, and easy to follow. A must have and the best I've seen on the subject so far!!!