Learn the basics of mastering

In Theory Module 1, Justin breaks down the secrets of mastering in a comprehensive overview of the process. Learn more about each of the tools and main elements of the mastering process, as well as the goals and mindsets of great mastering engineers.


Learn how to use EQ like a pro

In Theory Module 2, Justin walks you through the process of EQing when mastering, showing you exactly what to listen for and how to approach your EQ, as well as more advanced topics like dynamic EQ and more.


Learn how to set your compressors and limiters

Compression and limiting are two of the mastering engineers’ most essential tools. In Theory Module 3, you’ll learn how great mastering engineers set their compressors and limiters, and get actionable tips on how much to compress, how to stack you compressors, and the hows, whens and whys of using multiband compression.

Stereo Widening & Finishing Touches

Learn advanced processing techniques

Theory Module 4 is all about the finishing touches, including one of the most popular mastering tools of today: Stereo Wideners. Learn how to use them without abusing them, and learn all about Mid-Side processing, stereo compression & EQ modes, de-essers and other special processors, plus a whole lot more!

Two Electronic Masters

Learn advanced concepts for electronic music

In practical module 2, Justin cracks open iZotope Ozone to show off more advanced concepts like multi-band compression, saturation, dynamic EQ and more on two electronic mixes. Hear how much of a difference choosing the right limiter can make, and learn how to control unruly low end resonances without losing power or impact.

Acoustic Pop + Alt-Rock Master

Learn tricks for mastering vocal-driven performances

Hear the effect of mastering on a powerful acoustic singer-songwriter track. Learn how to help showcase a vocal-driven performance, and make it more captivating, while protecting what makes the singer—and the entire arrangement—unique.

Get great sounding masters using only stock plugins

In Practical Module 1, Justin shows you how to master a track from start to finish using only simple stock plugins that you’ll find inside your DAW! Then compare the results to the sound of a high-end analog master to hear just how close they can become with a little bit of strategy and a little bit of time.

Take your mastering skills to the next level

Mastering Demystified distills all the best practices of great mastering engineers into a fun and easy to follow guide to the process, complete with audio examples. Through this course you will:

  • Become deeply familiar with the mastering process from start to finish
  • Establish a foolproof approach to setting EQ and compressors for any track
  • Learn how to determine how (and how much) to compress or limit each track
  • Confidently use stereo wideners, multiband compressors, mid-side & more
  • Learn how to make masters loud and powerful without compromising quality

Choose the one that will help you the most

Mastering Demystified

Core Videos (5+ Hours)
Practice Sessions + WAVs
Mastering Templates

Mixing Breakthroughs Learn More

Core Videos (5+ Hours)
eBook (50 page)
Justin's FX Templates

Justin Colletti has been obsessing about audio for more than 20 years, and working in the field for nearly 15 years. He is probably best known for his role at SonicScoop, where he writes and edits articles about music production and studio business, conducts feature interviews with acclaimed producers and engineers, and creates some of the most popular tutorials on the web. When he's not at SonicScoop, Justin works as an in-demand mastering engineer for JLM Studios, and has served as an audio educator, acting as the one of the youngest department chairs in the history of SAE.

No specific hardware or software is necessary for this course. It is advised that you listen to the practical portions of the course on good, studio-quality headphones or monitors. If you'd like to use the session templates, they are available in Pro Tools and iZotope Ozone, but the settings in these sessions can be recreated in any DAW.

Each practical module comes with the audio files used, as well as practice sessions, either in Pro Tools or iZotope Ozone. The session settings can be replicated in any DAW using the audio files provided. The exercises described in each of the theory modules can be done in any DAW.

Yep! We're confident you're going to love this course and see a drastic improvement in your mixing skills, but if for any reason you're not satisfied, shoot us an email and we'll refund your money.

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