MMI – Mastering Master Class with Donal Whelan & Gethin John – (3 Days) – “Early Bird Offer Fee” is Rs.10,000 + Tax Till 24th  Post  25th Rs.16,000 + Tax.

(Lunch and High Tea Included)

Mastering Master Class-Gain a comprehensive and thorough  Knowledge  of Mastering Techniques. Learn How to Master the Art of Mastering  from the  Masters.

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Donal Whelan

Donal Whelan

BMus, Tonmeister, Music and Sound Recording (2nd Class Honours), University of Surrey 27 years mastering (Chop em Out, London; Virgin Townhouse Studios, London; Hafod Mastering, Wales)

Credentials: Raees for Ram Sampath, Udta Punjab and Queen for Amit Trivedi, Neerja for Vishal Khurana, Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara for Shankar Ehsaan Loy

Donal non-film albums –Sonu Nigam, Kailash Kher, Taufiq Qureshi, Gulraj Singh and Thermal and a Quarter.

Gethin John

BSc, Music Systems Engineering (1st Class Honours), University of the West of England, 15 years music production, including 5 years associate lecturer (University of the West of England) 8 years mastering (Hafod Mastering, Wales)

Credentials: Lingaa for AR Rahman, MTV Unplugged for Amit Trivedi, and singles for Babul Supriyo, Mame Khan, Bharatt Saurabh and Nilesh Moharir.

Gethin John

Gethin John

Course Contents

Day 1 – Mastering basics

  1. What is mastering?
  2. Philosophy
  3. Mastering session walk-through
  4. Monitoring/listening environment
  5. Metering – VU, dBfs, Peak:RMS
  6. Listening volumes – making good decisions, ear fatigue, hearing damage, protection
  7. References – stylistic, production, volume, tone

Day 2 – Audio processing

  1. Loudness and limiting
  2. Dynamics and compression
  3. Tone and equalization
  4. Analogue and digital
  5. International loudness standards,
  6. EQ – tonal shaping, corrective, surgical, phase shift, dynamic EQ, HPF
  7. Mid-side and multiband processing
  8. Stereo width & stereo processing
  9. Analogue and digital processing

Day 3 – Delivery

  1. Compiling
  2. Delivery platforms – musical considerations
  3. Delivery platforms – technical considerations
  4. Compilation – running order, levels, gaps, top & tail
  5. Delivery formats – CD masters, digital distribution
  6. Delivery resolution – MP3, high res, Mastered For iTunes
  7. Levelling algorithms on Youtube and streaming services
  8. Vinyl – joys and limitations
  9. Genre/audience specific mastering

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