Learning how to be good at anything—let alone good at something creative—should be both challenging and joyful. Part of what makes audio fun is the challenge. If it was easy, do you think it would hold our interest as long as it does? Whether it’s playing an instrument, or learning how to be a good mastering engineer, it takes time to get good and it’s important to set your expectations accordingly.
Today, we’re going to explore the best methods to teach yourself audio mastering.
Below are more helpful resources: from critical listening practice to ear training tools, videos, helpful articles, and more.
Are You Listening? Mastering Video Series
Are You Listening? Season One
Explore the first season Are You Listening? with Jonathan Wyner:
Are You Listening? Season Two
And get caught up on the latest episodes of season two:
Pro Audio Essentials
Two-time NAMM TEC award-winning Pro Audio Essentials is a game-based course for music producers to practice and improve their audio skills. This unique learning experience uses audio games, ear training, and videos to build the production skills that music makers use every day when recording, mixing, and mastering. Try it out for yourself here.