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The Best Audio Mastering Video Tutorials, Courses, Classes, & Books by John Rogers

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR / VIDEO SERIES CREATOR

Hello my name is John Rogers, owner of JR Mastering.  I’m one of the most successful online mastering engineers, having worked with over 7,500 highly satisfied clients on now over 40,000 songs since 1999.  

During my career I’ve worked with a handful of Grammy nominees, several songs I’ve mastered went top 5 on the European billboard charts.  I’ve mastered hundreds of songs for movie soundtracks, and for DJs who played them in clubs all over the world.

My debut book, Audio Mastering Secrets, is one of the first audio mastering books on the market that focuses entirely on “How to master audio to radio quality standards,” all from the comfort of your home studio.  No expensive gear required to get amazing results!

I also have a video series that will teach you how to master your style of music in under TWO hours!

Note - If you're looking for someone to mastering your songs (and don't want to learn yourself), visit my website JR Mastering.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

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This Book Is An 8.5” x 11” Learning Guide (184 Pages)

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It focuses on how to master audio, how to become a great audio mastering engineer, and how not to be a bad one.  I don’t get into the specifics of brands of gear you should buy, the history of audio mastering, 1,000’s of compressor settings (of which maybe 40 you’ll ever use), or a dozen pages on how to sound proof your room. 

If you’re looking for that information, there are several other books on the market that explain those topics very well.

 

Common Mastering Problems And Their Solutions

18years
 

In audio mastering, you will face common problems like a mix being too thin, tinny, distorted, over-saturated, muddy, or not bright enough.   Sometimes you can’t get the song loud enough, boomy enough, no separation, too much bass, no sparkle, and many other problems. 

I explain in detail which effects processors to use and their exact settings to solve these common problems.  This is a great tool to refer back to when needed.

 

Written In 2017

2017
 
 
In this book I work with up-to-date software and a digital DAW system, using current audio mastering techniques for this day and age.  I show you how to get great mastering results using your home PC, DAW and plugin software, and basic hardware.  No expensive old-school equipment required.
 
 

This Book Is Based On Real-World Experiences

learnaudiomastering

 

Not entirely on theory, what I learned in school, what I heard from some other engineer, etc.  I’ve mastered over 40,000 songs for over 7,500 highly satisfied clients.  Why is this important?  

1. Because I know the techniques and secrets that I’m teaching work very well!  The proof is in the thousands of positive email testimonials I’ve received.  

2. I also know which problems and situations arise very often, and which ones never happen at all.  Knowing this allows me to focus only on what you will actually experience when working on an audio mastering project.  Someone who hasn’t worked with a large number of customers won’t even know what areas to focus on

 

My Step-By-Step Audio Mastering Session

masteringsimple
 
You will learn the 18 steps I take in the audio mastering process.  From importing your file, down to loudness maximization and finally exporting a perfectly mastered song!
 

Mastering Different Genres

Here’s where I break down the sonic qualities of sixteen different genres.  How much brightness, bass, boominess, compression, etc., you’re trying to achieve for each genre.  And several tips on what clients are looking for.  This is a great tool to refer back to if you don’t know the sonic qualities of all the different genres very well.

 

My Audio Mastering Laws

In this section, I cover a series of do’s, don’ts, and facts that basically apply to all audio mastering jobs regardless of genre.  I also cover several pitfalls you will experience (just like I did) as an audio mastering engineer, and how to get through them.

 

Compression Made Easy

After reviewing hundreds of masters and re-masters from other online studios, I’ve found that most sound engineers don’t know how to properly use compression.  A lot of them never use it at all!  This causes their songs to break up badly during loud playback.   In this book, I cover everything you need to know about compression in audio mastering.  I eliminate 95% of the needless threshold/ratio combinations, which makes the entire process much simpler.

Setting Up You're Listening Environment


In this section I cover calibrating your speakers, learning your speakers, speaker placement and room size.  And, the myth about soundproofing your room.

 

The Effects Processors Used In Audio Mastering

The basics of what they all do, how to use them, when to use them, and my initial settings templates.

 

Working With Clients

I cover a handful of important must-know facts if you’re working with clients.  Why lose jobs learning on your own (trial and error).  Learn from my past mistakes!

 

This Book Is A Very Easy Read

I left out all the high-tech jargon and rarely used words that slow down sentence flow.  I want everyone to learn how to properly master audio, while not having to try and figure out what I’m trying to say!  Ha!

 

And Much More!

In this book I cover audio mastering FAQs, definitions, concepts, and procedures.  I also talk about working with sonic qualities, A/B comparison, working with 4-BAND processors, creating headroom and dynamic range, evaluating the mix, protecting your hearing, EVERYTHING I’ve learned in the last 17 years!

In a matters of weeks, you can learn all of the audio mastering secrets, tips, and techniques that took me over 17 years to learn!



Or with my video series, learn in only TWO hours!!

If you started audio mastering and learning on your own this year, by 2034 you might learn everything that’s in this book and video series.  Ha!  Why not just make a small investment and start learning right now!
 

 

Look Inside The Book

Check out two of my best articles -

How To Master A Song In Only 5 Minutes!

Top 17 Common Music Mixing Mistakes And How To Fix Them!

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hello my name is John Rogers, owner of JR Mastering.  I’m one of the most successful online mastering engineers, having worked with over 7,500 highly satisfied clients on over 40,000 songs since 1999.  

During my career I’ve worked with a handful of Grammy nominees, several songs I’ve mastered went top 5 on the European billboard charts.  I’ve mastered hundreds of songs for movie soundtracks, and for DJs who played them in clubs all over the world.

My debut book, Audio Mastering Secrets, is one of the first audio mastering books on the market that focuses entirely on “How to master audio to radio quality standards,” all from the comfort of your home studio.  No expensive gear required to get amazing results!

I also have a video series that will teach you how to master your style of music in under TWO hours!

Note - If you're looking for someone to mastering your songs (and don't want to learn yourself), visit my website JR Mastering.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK


This Book Is An 8.5” x 11” Learning Guide (184 Pages)

greatlearning

 

It focuses on how to master audio, how to become a great audio mastering engineer, and how not to be a bad one.  I don’t get into the specifics of brands of gear you should buy, the history of audio mastering, 1,000’s of compressor settings (of which maybe 40 you’ll ever use), or a dozen pages on how to sound proof your room. 

If you’re looking for that information, there are several other books on the market that explain those topics very well.

 

Common Mastering Problems And Their Solutions

18years
 

In audio mastering, you will face common problems like a mix being too thin, tinny, distorted, over-saturated, muddy, or not bright enough.   Sometimes you can’t get the song loud enough, boomy enough, no separation, too much bass, no sparkle, and many other problems. 

I explain in detail which effects processors to use and their exact settings to solve these common problems.  This is a great tool to refer back to when needed.

 

Written In 2017

2017
 
 
In this book I work with up-to-date software and a digital DAW system, using current audio mastering techniques for this day and age.  I show you how to get great mastering results using your home PC, DAW and plugin software, and basic hardware.  No expensive old-school equipment required.
 
 

This Book Is Based On Real-World Experiences

learnaudiomastering

 

Not entirely on theory, what I learned in school, what I heard from some other engineer, etc.  I’ve mastered over 40,000 songs for over 7,500 highly satisfied clients.  Why is this important?  

1. Because I know the techniques and secrets that I’m teaching work very well!  The proof is in the thousands of positive email testimonials I’ve received.  

2. I also know which problems and situations arise very often, and which ones never happen at all.  Knowing this allows me to focus only on what you will actually experience when working on an audio mastering project.  Someone who hasn’t worked with a large number of customers won’t even know what areas to focus on.

 

My Step-By-Step Audio Mastering Session

masteringsimple
 
You will learn the 18 steps I take in the audio mastering process.  From importing your file, down to loudness maximization and finally exporting a perfectly mastered song!
 

Mastering Different Genres

Here’s where I break down the sonic qualities of sixteen different genres.  How much brightness, bass, boominess, compression, etc., you’re trying to achieve for each genre.  And several tips on what clients are looking for.  This is a great tool to refer back to if you don’t know the sonic qualities of all the different genres very well.

 

My Audio Mastering Laws

In this section, I cover a series of do’s, don’ts, and facts that basically apply to all audio mastering jobs regardless of genre.  I also cover several pitfalls you will experience (just like I did) as an audio mastering engineer, and how to get through them.

 

Compression Made Easy

After reviewing hundreds of masters and re-masters from other online studios, I’ve found that most sound engineers don’t know how to properly use compression.  A lot of them never use it at all!  This causes their songs to break up badly during loud playback.   In this book, I cover everything you need to know about compression in audio mastering.  I eliminate 95% of the needless threshold/ratio combinations, which makes the entire process much simpler.

Setting Up You're Listening Environment


In this section I cover calibrating your speakers, learning your speakers, speaker placement and room size.  And, the myth about soundproofing your room.

 

The Effects Processors Used In Audio Mastering

The basics of what they all do, how to use them, when to use them, and my initial settings templates.

 

Working With Clients

I cover a handful of important must-know facts if you’re working with clients.  Why lose jobs learning on your own (trial and error).  Learn from my past mistakes!

 

This Book Is A Very Easy Read

I left out all the high-tech jargon and rarely used words that slow down sentence flow.  I want everyone to learn how to properly master audio, while not having to try and figure out what I’m trying to say!  Ha!

 

And Much More!

In this book I cover audio mastering FAQs, definitions, concepts, and procedures.  I also talk about working with sonic qualities, A/B comparison, working with 4-BAND processors, creating headroom and dynamic range, evaluating the mix, protecting your hearing, EVERYTHING I’ve learned in the last 17 years!

In a matters of weeks, you can learn all of the audio mastering secrets, tips, and techniques that took me over 17 years to learn!

Or with my video series, learn in only TWO hours!!

If you started audio mastering and learning on your own this year, by 2034 you might learn everything that’s in this book and video series.  Ha!  Why not just make a small investment and start learning right now!

 

 

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Online Mastering Services

Most of the visitors to this website are here to learn more about my Audio Mastering Secrets Book. 

But, if you have a song mastering project you would like me to personally master for you, please visit my JR Mastering website.

I'll get you music sounding the very best it can at an affordable price!

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 With my song mastering company, I personally master your songs to sound the very best they can (unlike auto mastering sites like LANDR, Emastered, or Cloud Bounce that make your music sound "better" but not GREAT!).

This book took me about 10 months to write.  It really does contain just about everything I know, and I've learned a lot in the past 17 years.  For being so technical, this book is very easy to understand. 

 

Audio Mastering Secrets
(17 Years Of Information Wrapped Up Into 184 Pages)

 

INTRODUCTION
Who This Book Is For
What You Will Learn From This Book
About The Author
Testimonials

 

AUDIO MASTERING FAQ
What Is Audio Mastering?
How Does Audio Mastering Compare To Mixing?
What's The Main Goal In Audio Mastering?
Why Do Songs Need To Be Mastered?
Can Anyone Become A Great Mastering Engineer?
How Long Does It Take to Master A Song?
Should Your Mixes Sound Close To A Mastered Song?
Does Radio Ready Mastering Exist?


AUDIO MASTERING DEFINITIONS AND CONCEPTS
Some Of The Terms I Use In This Book
What Is Headroom And Dynamic Range?
Why Does A Mix Need Headroom And Dynamic Range?
How To Create Proper Headroom In Your Mixes
What Is A/B Comparison Listening?
What Are Mid-Side Effects Processors?


MASTERING EQUIPMENT FAQ
What Hardware Do You Need For Mastering?
What Software Do You Need For Mastering?
Which Mastering Software Plugins Do I Recommend?
Analog Mastering Equipment vs. Digital Software

 

SETTING UP YOUR LISTENING ENVIRONMENT
Room Size
Speaker Choices
Speaker Placement
My Personal Speaker Placement
Learning And Calibrating Your Speakers
Sound Proofing Your Room


PROTECTING YOUR HEARING
What Is Tinnitus?
How Is Tinnitus Caused?
How Did I Get My Tinnitus And How Did It Sound?
Is There A Cure For Tinnitus?
Can You Mix And Master With Tinnitus?
How To Prevent Tinnitus In Everday Life
How Loud Is Too Loud When Mixing And Mastering?
How To Protect Your Hearing As A Sound Engineer
The Rules I Follow During Mixing And Mastering

 

THE 8 EFFECTS PROCESSORS USED IN MASTERING
Standard 5-Band Equalizer
Mid-Side 5-Band Equalizer
Multi-Band Compressor
Multi-Band Spectral Enhancer (Harmonic Exciter)
Multi-Band Stereo Widener
Multi-Band Mastering Reverb
Loudness Maximizer
De-esser
Volume Meter Software
What Signal Path Should You Use?

 

THE 18 LAWS OF AUDIO MASTERING
(18 Laws - Roughly 25 Pages Of Great Information)

 

AUDIO MASTERING PROCEDURES
Should You Export Your Mix TO WAV Or Mix And Master At The Same Time?
But What If The Mix Is Terrible, Shouldn't You Fix It?
The Importance of Good A/B Comparison And Mix Evaluation
Getting Your Songs To Translate Well on Different Mediums
How To Create A Cohesive CD

 

The 4-Band Frequency Ranges In Multi-Band Processing
LOW (20hz-130hz)
LOWER-MIDS (130hz-1.5k)
UPPER-MIDS (1.5k-9k)
HIGH (9k-20k)
Closing Thoughts On 4-Band Frequency Ranges

 

SOLUTIONS TO COMMON MASTERING PROBLEMS
What's The Difference Between 5-Band EQ And Multi-Band Spectral Enhancement?
The Sonic Qualities In Audio Mastering
Adjusting Your Sonic Qualities With A/B Comparison
How To Handle A Song That Has Erratic Sonic Qualities
Brightness, Tone, Sparkle (UPPER-MIDS & HIGH Band)
Clarity And Separation (UPPER-MIDS sometimes LOWER-MIDS)
Bass Volume, Boominess, Kick Punch (LOW Band sometimes LOWER-MIDS)
Warmth, Thickness, Presence (LOWER-MIDS And/Or UPPER-MIDS)
De-essing (On song track bus)
Stereo Width (HIGH Band & UPPER-MIDS w/ Mid-Side EQ)
Overall Volume

 

COMPRESSION MADE EASY!
Which Compressors Are Used In Audio Mastering?
What Are Compressors Used For?
Why Would You Want Less Dynamic Range?
What Are Your Compression Goals In Audio Mastering?
Working With A Compressor’s Threshold And Ratio Settings
The Power Of Thinning Out A Band
Why Do We Never Remove Compression As A Remedy?
Compression Affects The Loudest Parts Of A Song The Most

 

MASTERING DIFFERENT GENRES
How Do I Know The Sonic Qualities For Each Genre?
Vocals And Instrumentation May Change Your Sonic Approach
How To Master Metal And Hard Rock
How To Master Classic Rock
How To Master Pop-Rock, Punk, Alternative, And Country
How To Master Hip-Hop And Rap
How To Master R&B
How To Master Pop-Dance, EDM, And Synth
How To Master Movie Soundtrack, Classical, And Jazz

 

AUDIO MASTERING STEP-BY-STEP
Initial Mastering Template Setup
(17 Steps - Roughly 20 Pages Of Detailed Information)

 

WORKING WITH CLIENTS
Should I Ask Clients For A Reference Song?
Using The Initial Preview As A Reference
Go With The Client's Mix Or With What You Know?
How To Handle A Very Poor Mix
Should You Give Out Free Demos?

 

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