Learn audio mastering techniques, tips and tricks

This industry specific audio mastering crash course has been designed by professional mastering engineers to teach you the art of mastering. During this audio mastering crash course you will gain in depth knowledge of the techniques required to produce professional and polished sounding final masters. It can be taken by beginners but it’s aimed at the intermediate or advanced level students.

“Learn the tips and tricks of mastering “

One to One learning environment

You have the option of taking the course on a one to one basis in person at our purpose-built recording and production studios or remotely online using the latest remote access software. You can combine both options and switch between the two at anytime. Our mixing and mastering course is perfect for those looking to study outside of a classroom based environment either remotely or at our studio facility in central London.

Get ‘real world’ practical experience of the mixing and mastering environment

Receive practical hands-on tuition from day one by professional mastering engineers who are talented, approachable and patient. One to one courses gives you the freedom to take the course at your pace. During the course you’ll be exposed to the ‘real world’ experiences of the mastering environment where you will work on actual course projects and assignments. You also have the option to work with your own personal recordings during classes.

Choose your preferred music production software and tailor the content

Choose your preferred music doftware packages to work with for the duration of the course and can be Apple Logic, Cubase, Ableton Live or Pro Tools. For more experienced students you have the option of tailoring the course content to suit your skill set that would include more advanced subjects.

Choose your schedule and learn at a pace to suit you

This 2 or 3 day audio mastering crash course can be taken during weekday mornings, afternoons or evenings. This course concentrates solely on mastering techniques with tips and tricks on how to transform your current mixes into polished final masters including the following areas:

  • Mastering workflow and processing chains
  • Critical listening skills and AI analyses
  • Mastering tips and tricks for different genres
  • Applying EQ and dynamic processors to mixes
  • Hybrid systems and external processors
  • Mid/side processing techniques
  • Immersive mastering
  • Preparing masters for streaming and other platforms.

Fundamentals of mastering

  • Mastering workflow and processing chains
  • Room acoustics, monitoring & referencing
  • Critical listening skills and AI analyses
  • Sample rate, bit depth and D/A A/D conversion
  • Mastering for different platforms
  • Choosing the correct software mastering tools

Mastering techniques

  • Introduction to various eq types and filters
  • Understanding compressors and dynamics processors
  • Applying EQ and dynamic processors to mixes
  • Using metering tools for audio analyses
  • Understanding and using hybrid systems
  • External processing with hardware

Advanced mastering techniques

  • Mid/side processing techniques
  • Use of M/S EQ and compression
  • Understanding and using limiters for level maximisation.
  • A/B comparisons for critical listening
  • Mastering tips and tricks for different genres
  • Preparing masters for streaming and other platforms

Book your place on the mixing and mastering crash course

One to One

Start date: Usually 5-7 days after enrolment
Duration: 2 or 3 days; any day

£429 – £639


Group Course

Start date: TBC

Duration: Two days



    Mixing and Mastering tutor.

    Best known for his work with the legendary artists U2 and The Rolling Stones as well as contemporary artists such as Jack Savoretti and George The Poet. Andrea is a multi award winning mixer, sound engineer and producer. He’s worked with Grammy award winning producer Declan Gaffney, multi-platinum selling Brit-nominated writer/producer Matty Benbrook and UK hip-hop pioneer and Amy Winehouse collaborator P*NUT. Andrea regularly works with labels including Universal, BMG, Island, Polydor and Ultra records.


Enrol anytime throughout the year – you could be starting your course within a week

You set the start date and subsequent classes – fit the course around your lifestyle

Pick your own study times – this can be mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends

Learn in a real world environment – studio based practical classes with all courses

Unrivalled course content flexibility – tailor the course content to suit your ability level

Call us on 0207 247 8800 and one of our course advisors will be happy to help
Sound Engineering course reviews

I enrolled on the sound engineering diploma as I needed a course that would add to my skill set. I already had a strong production base so was impressed with the tutors delivery style that was specific to what I needed to learn. The mixing and mastering section was especially helpful to me as I’ve already released my music but felt my mixing skills needed attention.

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David, Sound Engineering Diploma

Having had some experience of live sound I wanted to take my knowledge further. The course content was fascinating and the opportunity to use professional studios was a great experience. My tutors were excellent and the feedback and constructive criticism I received when I presented my projects was invaluable. Can’t wait to put my knowledge to use in the industry in the near future!

Saverio, Sound Engineering Diploma

The course was really informative with a lot of detail and great support from my knowledgeable tutor. One of the highlights of the course was the freedom to use the studios outside of my lessons to work on my own material. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a path into working in a recording studio.

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