Join Bobby Owsinski for an in-depth discussion in this video Delivering the master to the replicator, part of Audio Mastering Techniques.
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When sending a CD or DDP Master to a CD replicator, most now prefer the file be sent via FTP.…The best way to do that is with an FTP app, like Fetch on a Mac or FileZilla on a PC.…Most FTP apps are either free or very low cost and are the very best way to quickly…and safely send large files to either a client, distributor, or replicator.…Your replicator will provide all the info, as well as any help if needed.…
First, discover how to configure your monitoring setup, optimize your listening environment, and prepare and print alternative mixes that will allow you to make quick fixes during mastering. Bobby then reviews a selection of dedicated mastering tools that give you precise control over select signal parameters, from compressors to de-essers. He'll discuss the differences between mastering for CD, online distribution, and specifically for iTunes, and how to achieve the best results for each medium. The course wraps with lessons on mastering for high-resolution formats like Blu-ray, as well as delivering and archiving the master recording once the project is complete.
- What is mastering?
- Preparing your tracks for mastering
- Deciding between monitors and headphones
- Exploring the dynamic range of different music genres
- Adjusting song balances
- Compressing the tracks
- Balancing frequency
- Reducing sibilance with a de-esser
- Inserting fades
- Eliminating noise
- Mastering CDs, MP3s, and AACs for iTunes
- Archiving masters