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

Hello, my name is John Rogers owner of JR mastering and author of the current #1 Best Selling Audio Mastering Book on Amazon.com which is now available in a video course!  Since 1999, I've mastered over 40,000 songs for over 7,500 clients.  I've mastered music for grammy award winners, several songs I mastered charted #1 and top 10 in Europe, and my masters have been played by DJs in many major cities all over the world. 

best online mastering course

Why am I telling you this?  Because I know audio mastering, and I would like to teach you everything I've learned since 1999, in only 4 hours!  It's not a $20,000 two year class, or a $3,500 6 month course (a total waste of money), I will teach you everything you need to know in audio mastering in only 4 hours!  This course and the PDFs took me over 1.5 years to create.  This is some serious stuff!

  As an added BONUS - I will master one of your songs and provide free access to a video of the mastering session.  Continue reading for more info....

video tutorials
Note - You can watch the videos on your phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, whatever your device is you can watch the videos. Also, video courses are genre/style specific.  Course times vary depending on your genre/style of music, but you will get over 3 hours of video in all courses.

1. Audio Master Laws, Tips, and Advice (46:36)
Several videos that fill in the missing pieces that are not in other parts of the course.  Tips, advice and absolute LAWS that you cannot break.  Break a few of these laws, and I will guarantee your CD project will be a disaster.  45 minutes of strong advice.

2. The 4 Bands In Audio Mastering (9:32)
In audio mastering, we work in Bands.  Here's a quick overview.

3. Analyzing A .Wav File Before Mastering (11:58)
This is the first step in audio mastering (after importing the song).

4. How To Correctly Set Your Song Volumes (8:10)
How do I get all my songs the same volume?  How loud is my song supposed to be?  Is my song too loud?  All these questions are answered in this quick 8 min video.

5. Compression Made Easy (19:49)
I've listen to over 1,000 clients attempts at mastering, and masters from other studios (some charging $100 a song).  75% of what I heard, they have NO CLUE how to compress a song.  Usually, they don't apply any compression at all (they just make the song louder and call that mastering) and the song breaks up miserably when played back loud.  Or the extreme, they compress it to death and it has no dynamic range and it's distorted.

In this video I explain what compression is, your goals, how to use compressors, everything you need to know about compression in audio mastering is in this 20 min video!

6. Understanding Equalization And Spectral Enhancement (27:05)
Which processors are used for EQ?  Most people don't know a compressor is one of them.  When do you use them, what are your goals, what's the difference between EQ and spectral enhancement?  Almost a half hour of priceless information you want find anywhere else.

7. "Your Genre Of Music" Step by Step Mastering Sessions (3-4 songs) (between 1:00-1:30)
In this video I master 3-4 songs in a live mastering session.  You'll see I always use the same simple steps with every song, to bring it up to commercial radio standards.  I also include bonus tips and advice while going through my step progression.  This video brings everything together, when you can actually see me doing what I've talked about earlier, and what you've read in the PDFs or in my book.


You Can Quickly Become An Audio Mastering Expert
I've worked with sooooo many clients and studios.  I've heard their mastering attempts.  I've read 1,000 blog posts and watched 100 hours of free youtube video made by guys with "very little" commercial mastering experience or they're a kid living in their mom's basement (usually both). 

That all being said, if you read my PDFs (why not buy the full book too) and watch all of my videos, I can just about guarantee you will be better than 75% of the audio mastering engineers online!  This includes some from major recording studios.  I know this because I've heard their masters and 75% are clueless in several major areas, and you will know more than them.

Now, I can't exactly "guarantee" results.  That's like someone selling exercise videos and guaranteeing you will lose weight.  Yes, if you do the program, guaranteed you will.  But if you never turn the video on, the weight loss program won't work for you.  Same thing here.


MASTERING ISN'T A TEST!
Too many people think, oh well I got some advice from this kid, and three other guys, now I'm going to master the CD that took me A YEAR to write and record.  Really?  Here's why this doesn't work.

I'll be generous.  20% of the information from engineers who have never done anything (other than work on their own stuff) is absolutely WRONG.  Sometimes even the opposite.  They make up these odd ball theories based on nothing.  I've even had a few hip hop engineers make mastering decisions based on what their grandma told them about their songs.  I'm not joking here, they told me their grandma said the bass was too low, so they cranked it above distortion.

Well, so what if you get a few processes wrong?  You'll get 80% of your CD mastering right.  That's a grade B, right?  WRONG!  It's an "F."

If you get your loudness wrong, you get an "F."  If you get your compression wrong, you get an "F."  Maybe you don't know how to increase clarity, set your bass levels, get all your songs the same level, all "F."

You could get ONE critical area wrong, and be 90% right with the rest, and your CD will be a JOKE when played against commercial songs, at the club, even your family and friends will laugh at you after leave. Ha!

Let me give you information that is 100% correct!  Based on the over 40,000 songs I've mastered that have actually been played on the radio, and in clubs around the world.

Get an "A+" on all of your projects!  Why not?  Isn't you music career worth this small investment?

 

90 pages pdfsYou get 90 pages of PDFs from my current #1 Best Selling Audio Mastering Book on Amazon.com.  From setting up your listening environment, my graph of solutions to common problems, how to master different genres, to how to correctly set your song volumes, this course is packed with valuable information.  You can spend 100 hours on youtube looking for free videos and half the information in my course, you'll never find it anywhere!  And, even better, you won't get any "wrong" information from my course either, that will ruin your project.  

Note - This option available with the FULL course only.

I want you to succeed with your audio mastering, your music career or your sound engineering business! 

What better way than for you to be able to watch a video of me mastering one of your songs?  You'll also get the mastered song as a reference track for the rest of your project.  Lastly, if there are any major errors in your mix, I will tell you how to fix them.  So, we can get a great mastering result.  This is a $250 value by itself alone!

Note - How it works is after ordering the course, you can email me a song (any genre/style regardless of the course you purchased) and within 7 business days I will email you a link with access to watch your song's mastering session.  If there are any errors in your mix for you to correct, you will be notified prior to your video session being created.
 

So, how much is my course?  

$2,500

$1,000

$500

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How about only $49* for the 3.5 hour course (no video of your song).
Or $151* (comes with the live video session of your song being mastered).
*Prices after using the 15% off coupon

Note - You can watch the videos on any device smart phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, whatever.

IMPORTANT -  Also, you will be directed to Yondo website to create an account and make payment.  You will be sent a verification email or you can just go to https://jrmastering.yondo.com/login to log in and start watching the videos and download the PDFs.  The entire process is very simple and the video interface is AMAZING!  Very easy to use, fast, and well organized.

If Your Genre/Style Of Music Isn't Available, It Will Be Soon
What Style would you like to order?
- Email me if you would like to be notified

 

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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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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!

Best CD Mastering Services | Online Music Mastering

 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?

 

Audio Mastering Secrets by John Rogers (184 Total pages)

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