Join Bobby Owsinski for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Mastered for iTunes AURoundTripAAC Audio Unit tool, part of Audio Mastering Techniques.
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AU Roundtrip AAC is another tool that can be used to compare an AAC file to the original…source audio file to check for clipping.…It includes clip and peak detection as well as a simple listening test environment.…The audio unit plug-in can be used in any audio unit host applications, such as Logic or AU Lab.…AU Lab is available as a free download at apple.com/itunes/mastered-for-itunes and is…mainly designed as an audio unit host for developers.…But it has an application for audio unit auditioning like this one as well.…
So after the program is launched, I am going to go up and I'm going to say give us a new file,…and in this case what we are going to see is the routing for Input and Output, and you…can just go and select exactly where you want. I am just going to keep where it is in Digital…Input and Built-in Line Output and create a document.…Now this documented in fact gives us an Input Channel, but the Input Channel that it's giving…us is the actual input from the microphone, and this is the input going into this computer.…
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