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How to Master a Rock/Metal Song in 5 min | Mastering Tutorial

How to Master a Rock/Metal Song in 5 min | Mastering Tutorial

How to master Rock & Metal in 5 Minutes

Mastering rock and metal songs doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, I find that spending more time mixing or mastering a song doesn’t always make it sound better… just different.

This video is a great reminder of the importance of trusting your gut and quickly making mixing/mastering decisions.

00:00 – Mastering a Song in 5 Minutes
01:00 – My Gift to You!
01:56 – Mastering a Song in 5 min – Timer Started
03:41 – Adding Movement with Waves SSL Comp
04:22 – Deharshing Master with Mid/Side EQ (Fab Filter Pro Q3)
05:11 – Clipping and Limiting Master
06:26 – Adding Subtle Width with Waves Center Plugin
07:19 – Before and After Mastering Shootout
07:43 – I Cheated…
09:20 – Conclusions and Final Thought


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Bobby Balow

I'm an audio enthusiast, entrepreneur, and owner of Raytown Productions – an online mixing, mastering, and production studio. I love challenging artists and musicians to create art that is honest and resonates with others.

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