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Introduction to Mastering

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What Mastering Is All About

Fab Dupont unveils the secrets of mastering and gives you the keys to understand this vital part of the record making process.

In this tutorial you'll learn:

  • Where mastering came from
  • How mastering has evolved through time
  • Why mastering is just as important as recording and mixing
  • Why you should hire a mastering engineer for your records

Fab details the goals of mastering and believe it or not, it's not just about making your record sound louder than a Katy Perry record.

If the concept of mastering has always seemed obscure and distant from you, this video will start down the path towards mastering enlightenment.

For anyone looking to become more enlightened on how to master for themselves, check out Fab's Mastering Tools tutorial.

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Fab Dupont

Fab Dupont is a Grammy winning NYC based record producer, mixing/mastering engineer and co-founder of pureMix.net.

Fab has been playing, writing, producing and mixing music both live and in studios all over the world. He's worked in cities like Paris, Boston, Brussels, Stockholm, London and New York just to name a few.

He has his own studio called FLUX Studios in the East Village of New York City.

Fab has been nominated for Grammys 6 times, including two Latin Grammys and has received many other accolades around the world, including Victoires de la Musique, South African Music awards, Pan African Music Awards and US independent music awards.

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David Crosby

Queen Latifah

Jennifer Lopez

Mark Ronson

Les Nubians

Toots And The Maytals

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kike 1
2016 Jul 18
gracias fab ... siempre con ese humor que me agrada espero mas de tus consejos.
steve2k2
2016 Jul 13
Can I have one of those French hot dogs to go? :-)
Rodogera
2016 Jun 18
Estupendo, gracias!!
composermikeglaser
2016 May 09
Fab cracks me up, lol. "Don't tell anyone." Haha...
spproplus
2016 Apr 18
Très bon vidéo explicatif. Merci bien Et très beau site 2.0 Au plaisir. Bien à toi, SP.
Alexander Roca
2016 Apr 08
Thank you for awesome video !
Andymuz
2015 Mar 02
Good
pererling
2015 Feb 19
OK Video with the basic.
mrdjspice 1
2015 Jan 21
All I have to say is Thank you.
tom krueger
2014 Nov 26
The tape machine was not invented by "the good people at ampex" but by german company AEG in 1935.
ajmolica
2014 Nov 25
Fab you're a riot. Half of what makes this good is your humor. The other half is the good stuff you're sharing.
MicahTHartsock
2014 Sep 19
@MediaBCD: The loudness war and how it began and what exactly it is, is all speculative. There's not much more to it, RCA didn't exactly go before congress for a declaration of war. And yes, Fab isn't far off base saying that this pissing match started in the days of vinyl and AR guys wanting their records to be louder than the next,. However, You're not incorrect that FM radio upped these stakes up in many ways, but consider the competition between record labels making vinyls predates stereo fm radio. Great video, and as usual Fab makes the information concise and digestible.
Krisco
2014 Sep 09
Like Iggy Pop would say: "Blah, blah, blah..."
gilleslh84
2014 Jun 20
toujours un plaisir de voir tes videos... bonne intervention je trouve...tiens j'ai ouvert mon site francais www.audio-max.fr tu me diras ce que tu en penses merci d'avance....a bientot Gilles alias Max
Spin Cycle
2014 May 25
I like the various points he makes about the process and what it entails.
Luc Gabriel
2014 May 24
:)). Well, generally speaking, I feel better after Fab's videos.
Nino
2014 May 14
shhh
godwin.canada@hotmail.com
2014 May 01
Mastering explained short and sweet -Fabulous
Dorian
2014 Apr 09
Le secret est bien gardé!
cadheo
2014 Feb 28
great lesson Fab. Idont no if you mastered eLDee da Don undeniable album I know you mixed wash wash. I really like the tone and tightness of the album. if you did it great job on that.
Media BCD
2014 Feb 28
Love your videos.. but hummm.. small thing.. the loudness war didn't start because of vinyl. The loudness war started when the FM radio stations started to compress the audio too much to be able to send the signal much further and clearly compared to their competitors, and then the labels got it into their heads that they should do the same with their albums.
pearlpassion
2014 Feb 28
Excellent video and always love to learn from your experience...thanks for the sharing.
Gaetan
2014 Feb 28
Quel humour !! Also the Master engineer can tell you what is wrong in your mix !! Sometimes a good lesson of humility. Great video: merci beaucoup Fab, great "Maestro" !
tgilliland@gmail.com
2014 Feb 20
Insane Pissing Contest --- Lol, That does sum it up!!
theld08
2014 Feb 19
I'll never tell!
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