Mastering Tutorial Part 2: The Secret Notebook of a Mastering Engineer (Advanced)

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Have your mastered audio appraised by a professional engineer:

How would you like to have direct contact with me, the author of and its related books, and have your masters appraised?

How it works: I will send you a link to my personal dropbox where you can send me a master you have done of which you would like appraised and to receive advice about. Discussing the techniques you are using directly with me will help progress your learning to an even higher level.

During our discussion, you can ask questions about things you may be unsure of still, or just questions about my work flow when audio mastering.

This service is only available to owners of The Secret Notebook of a Mastering Engineer or Pro Audio Mastering Made Easy. The reason being that the techniques discussed within the appraisals will typically be those found in these two books.

If you have already purchased the book, you will know about the link to the hidden part of the website where you can begin the appraisal process.

Otherwise, you can purchase the book here: 

The Secret Notebook of a Mastering Engineer

Some questions you may like to ask might be:

How long do you spend on each master?

What plugins do you favour?

Do you use any outboard?

What monitors do you use?

How do you decide how loud to make the master?

How do you get customers?

I am happy to discuss anything you like. I look forward to working with you :)

David S Eley

The Secret Notebook of a Mastering Engineer