Berkleemusic, the online school of Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music, is debuting the new online course “Audio Mastering Techniques” for their upcoming fall term, beginning September 28.
Students will gain a thorough understanding of what is involved in creating a final master recording ready for duplication, replication, or online distribution.
Course authors and instructors Marc Einstmann and Jonathan Wyner have over 40 years of professional mastering experience between them.
Wyner, associate professor in the Music Production and Engineering department at Berklee College of Music and owner of M Works Mastering Studios in Cambridge, MA, explains: “We’ll take students through the entire process of mastering a record on a step-by-step basis. We also pause to really dive into the details of the technical aspects and give students a chance to practice at different tasks and get direct feedback.”
Einstmann, senior mastering engineer at MasterLab Mastering Studios in Hamburg, and owner of Sonic Silver Mastering in New York City, continues: “This course is not just geared towards people who want to get actively involved in mastering. It’s for anyone who wants to improve his or her mixing skills in general. Realizing and understanding what happens post-production will help you pay more attention to what’s possible during the whole process and, ultimately, give you a better result.”
Audio Mastering Techniques will equip students with a professional level understanding of the day-to-day mastering process, which will enable you to create a level matched, hi-fidelity, error free, and duplication-ready master with associated documentation.
“Mastering is not a magic trick,” says Wyner. “It is something that you can practice and understand. By the end of this course, you will be equipped to do a job that may look like a mastering trick to other people but you’ll understand what its really about.”
This new course joins more than 130 other online music courses and multi-course certificate programs in music production, guitar, bass, voice, music business, songwriting, and more. Again, Fall term begins September 28, 2009.