Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Mastering the finished song, part of Up and Running with Ableton Live 9.
After exporting our song, it's time to master it.…Mastering is the last stage in our production.…It's where we'll glue everything together and bring the volume to a commercial level.…I opened the New Live Set by going to File, choosing New Live Set.…I'm going to switch over to the Arrangement view because this is where we're going to master.…Let's import our song from the desktop.…I'm just going to drag it.…We can delete the other tracks because we're only going to work with one audio track.…
Let's set the loop brackets around it.…Now it's time to drop effects directly on the audio track or on the master track;…it doesn't really matter.…Common mastering effects are EQ, Saturator, Compressor, Dynamic Tube, Multiband…Dynamics, and Limiter--not necessarily in that order. Mix and match different…combination of effects to come up with your mastering signal chain.…A lot of people send the songs to be mastered to professional mastering engineers.…
You need a lot of experience and the right gear to really come up with a…
- Setting up plugins and projects
- Creating a drumbeat
- Converting audio to MIDI
- Recording vocals
- Warping and editing clips
- Adding effects
- Using time commands
- Working with the mixer
- Using side chain compression
- Adding reverb and delay
- Mixing dynamically with automation
- Mastering a song
Skill Level Beginner
Foundations of Audio: Compression and Dynamic Processingwith Brian Lee White2h 25m Appropriate for all
Remixing Techniques: Time Stretchingwith Josh Harris2h 51m Intermediate
Ableton Live 9 for Live Performancewith Yeuda Ben-Atar2h 20m Intermediate
1. Setting Up
5. Finishing the Song
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