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Are You Listening? Mastering Lessons with Jett Galindo

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Become a Better Mastering Engineer with Jett Galindo

Welcome to your members-only content hub where you’ll learn the art of mastering alongside me, Jett Galindo. I’ve been mastering professionally for 10 years, and currently work out of the Bakery in Los Angeles, California. 

On this page you’ll find exclusive lessons and downloadable content like presets, PDF guides, as well as walkthrough videos to help you understand and practice key concepts from episodes of Are You Listening?, iZotope's mastering series.

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LESSON 1

Learn the Basics of EQ

These exercises are designed for you to better understand the power of EQ in mastering and to better apply these EQ techniques into your own mastering projects. 

To start, we review some common words in the EQ vocabulary along with some listening examples to familiarize ourselves with each terminology. Finally, test your EQ skills with 3 problem-solving exercises based on real-world scenarios. By the end of these exercises, you will have a more innate understanding of the subtle yet powerful way EQ can elevate your mastering.

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Lesson 1 Exercises

Blind Test Exercise 01

Blind Test Exercise 02

Blind Test Exercise 03

Blind Test Exercise 04

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LESSON 2

Learn the Basics of Compression

Compression is crucial in the mastering stage. These exercises are designed for you to better understand the function of compression in mastering and how you can use compressors to get better results in your mastering workflow. 

To start, we review some common compression terminology along with some listening examples to familiarize ourselves with each terminology. Then, test your listening skills with compression problem-solving exercises. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to identify compression and the best ways to use it in your mastering sessions. 

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Lesson 2 Exercises

Blind Test Exercise, Reference Track

Blind Test Exercise 01

Blind Test Exercise 02

Blind Test Exercise 03

Blind Test Exercise 04

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LESSON 3

Learn the Basics of Limiting

Limiting is considered to be the most essential step in mastering.  Being the final step in your mastering chain, these exercises are designed for you to better understand the function of limiting in mastering and how you can use limiting to keep your maximum level at a point where it never exceeds zero, preventing you from getting into distortion. 

To start, we review some common limiting terminology along with some listening examples to familiarize ourselves with each terminology. Then, test your listening skills with limiting problem-solving exercises. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to identify limiting and how to use it in mastering. 

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Expand your mastering skills by watching Are You Listening? Seasons 1-4. 

Are You Listening? Season 1: The Mastering Fundamentals

Audio Mastering Basics

Your Listening Environment

Compression in mastering

Limiting in mastering (pt1)

Limiting in mastering (pt2)

EQ in mastering

Are You Listening? Season 2: Your Mastering Toolkit

Stereo Imaging in Mastering

Reference Tracks in Mastering

Loudness Metering and Visualizations in Mastering

Mastering for Spotify® and Other Streaming Services

Loudness in Mastering

How to Learn Audio Mastering

Are You Listening? Season 3: Advanced Mastering Techniques

Mastering with Headphones

Excitation in Audio Mastering

Automation in Audio Mastering

Mix vs. Master Levels

Artificial Intelligence in Mastering

Audio Repair and Restoration in Mastering

Are You Listening? Season 4: Art and Science of Mixing

Mixing Basics

Mixing in Your Home Studio

Setting Up and Balancing Your Mix

EQ and Panning

Audio Dynamics in Mixing

Mix Automation

*Unlike the royalty-free samples available to you with your subscription, the clips available for download here are for use with the Ozone mastering exercises only. By clicking and downloading the mastering exercise content, you agree that you will not further distribute or sell this content.