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Ron McMaster, a veteran Capitol Records mastering engineer with over twenty-five years of engineering experience, will help you gain a greater understanding about how preparing and organizing your digital audio files for mastering can greatly improve the outcome of your session, as well as save you time and money.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand. This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

Who is it for?

  • Music producers
  • Music students
  • Music teachers
  • Sound engineers
  • Recording engineers

Course outline:

This course consists of the following:

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Professional Courtesy and Sequencing
  • Module 3: Naming and Labelling
  • Module 4: Final Mixes
  • Module 5: Sampling Rate
  • Module 6: Detailed Input
  • Module 7: Cost Saving Ideas
  • Module 8: Mastering Via The Internet, IRSC Codes and Duplication Facilities
  • Module 9: Mastering Q and A
  • Module 10: Conclusion

Course Duration:

From the day you purchase the course, you will have 12 months access to the online study platform. As the course is self-paced you can decide how fast or slow the training goes, and are able to complete the course in stages, revisiting the training at any time.

Method of Assessment:

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed.


Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for Preparing for Mastering.

Entry Requirement:

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.

Career Path:

This course could help you pursue a career in any of the following industries:

  • Music production
  • Music teaching
  • Sound engineering
  • Recording engineering

Course Curriculum

Free Introduction
Preparing For Mastering FREE 00:00:00
1: Introduction
1. Introduction 00:00:00
2: Professional Courtesy and Sequencing
2. Professional Courtesy and Sequencing 00:00:00
3: Naming and Labeling
3. Naming and Labeling 00:00:00
4: Final Mixes
4. Final Mixes 00:00:00
5: Sampling Rate
5. Sampling Rate 00:00:00
6: Detailed Input
6. Detailed Input 00:00:00
7: Cost Saving Ideas
7. Cost Saving Ideas 00:00:00
8: Mastering Via The Internet, IRSC Codes and Duplication Facilities
8. Mastering Via The Internet, IRSC Codes and Duplication Facilities 00:00:00
9: Mastering Q and A
9. Mastering Q and A 00:00:00
10: Conclusion
10. Conclusion 00:00:00

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