Price $25 download, $15/month access to whole site
Producer Adam Pollard (aka Multiplier) has teamed up with Groove3 for a tutorial series to help beginners get to grips with mastering using Ableton. The snappy course is just over an hour long and teaches the basic principles alongside useful terminology, with early chapters focusing on limiting, measuring loudness and balancing kicks and subs and later chapters looking at more specific issues like exporting, file types, headroom and DC offset.
It arguably leans more towards mastering electronic music, although nearly all of the techniques are transferable. There’s a particularly useful section that concentrates on over-limiting, with repeated audio examples. In certain chapters, Pollard advocates using your eyes and preset numbers to master, which makes us a little uncomfortable, but the suggested techniques can be a great shortcut as long as they’re used alongside your ears.
- Mastering In Ableton Course
- 1hr 2mins
- 20 chapters
- Stream online or download
- Written and presented by Multiplier