Description: This discounted bundle includes both videos 1 & 2 from Maor Appelbaum's audio mastering masterclass series.
Video 1: In part one (1 of 2) of this audio mastering clinic, professional mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum discusses the mastering process, sonic and acoustic considerations, tips, tricks, networking advice and more. This video is set up like a Q&A and Maor breaks down some of the most important advice for those looking to delve deeper into the mastering process.
Topics Covered: Audio Mastering, the mastering process, low End considerations, de-esssing, multi-band compression, balance, level, compression, limiters, signal chain, territory and market considerations, cd-text, different speakers, acoustic treatment, processing the mix bus, mastering for different media, processors with color, clean processors, gear, things that can change your hearing, EQ, ear fatigue, sound absorbers, analog vs. digital gear, networking, getting gigs, etc.
Video 2: In part two (2 of 2) of this audio mastering clinic, professional mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum masters a track by the band Abbot Kinney. Maor brings you behind the scenes as he tweaks the song, "Can We Become" and finalizes the mastered version. This video is set up like a typical mastering session and it shows Maor's process.
Topics Covered: Audio mastering, the mastering process, load-in process, auditioning gear, de-esssing, taming frequencies, “less is more”, “more is less”, comparing files, the low end, the high end, muddiness, ceiling, threshold, textures, clarity, small changes, file management, balance, level, compression, limiting, EQ, taking breaks, analog and digital gear, DAW, etc.
Maor Appelbaum is a mastering engineer and musician.
After working as staff engineer (mixing, recording and mastering) for famed record producer Sylvia Massy Shivy at Radiostar Studios in Weed, California, Maor moved to Los Angeles where he opened his private mastering suite.
Maor has had the pleasure of mastering recordings for major international acts such as: Rob Halford, Sepultura, Yngwie Malmsteen, Fates Warning, Cynic, The Prog Collective, Nekromantix, Armored Saint, Lita ford, Fight, Angra, Walter Trout, Treponem Pal, Seven The Hardway, Marco Mendoza, The Top Chops and more…
He has mastered the works of well-known music producers such as: Toby Wright, Justin Gray, Roy Z, Sylvia Massy, Gilby Clark, Warren Riker, Ryan Greene, Ulrich Wild, Fabrizio Grossi, Greg Hampton , Logan Mader, Stan Katayama, Ben Schigel, Mark Lewis, Jacob Hansen, Tue Madsen, Eyal Levi, Jason Suecof, Thomas Lang and more… Also, he does mastering for unsigned artists of all genres from all over the world.
Maor has an extensive background with the international music industry – He is well aware of the various music styles and sounds that are developing vastly as the today’s technology develops.
To Maor, being a mastering engineer is the best way possible to combine his love and passion for music, with his various skills- objectivity, subjectivity, and technical & artistic prowess. He finds pleasure in his job, more than anything, thanks to the variety of music and sounds he gets to master from all over the world.
It is a profession he takes pride in, and masters.