Project Studio Mastering

Why don’t your tracks match the volume of professional CD’s?

What if you could have a Grammy winning musician (and prolific studio author) show you the secrets of getting competitive master mixes?


Mitch Gallagher is here to show you how to make the most of your project studio, and how to master with the secret of stems.

Multi-Platinum Project Studio Mastering with Mitch Gallagher gives you step-by-step instruction on mastering music in your project or home studio.

The 3-1/2-hour video includes high-def Quicktime movies and Pro Tools sessions that take you through the process at a comfortable pace, giving you the ability to put a professional “finishing touch” on your productions.

Now you can learn the real secrets from a pro.

Start mastering your own projects with Project Studio Mastering by Mitch Gallagher.

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Project Studio Mastering Features:

-Step-by-step instructions for mastering in the home or project studio
-Included high-definition Quicktime movies and Pro Tools sessions
-3-1/2-hour Series
-Helps you put a “professional finish” on your projects

Download now, work alongside Mitch on the included session, and start Mastering for only $49.95

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mitch-gallagher-studio.pngMitch Gallagher is the former Senior Technical Editor of Keyboard magazine and former Editor-in-Chief of EQ magazine. He studied electrical engineering and computer science before earning a degree in music, and his graduate studies included music composition and classical guitar.

Gallagher, who won a Grammy for his work “Prophecy #1: At First Glance,” has been published in nearly 1,000 magazine articles including Performing Songwriter, Acoustic Guitar, EQ, Keyboard, and Pro Sound News. He is currently serving as the Editorial Director for Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

  • “What’s in Store”]1. What’s in store
  • ….The comparison tracks
  • ….The system
  • 2. Project studio mastering
  • ….My approach to mastering at home
  • ….Use commercially mastered references
  • ….Importing the tracks
  • ….How many references
  • ….Matching volume levels
  • ….Setting up your mix window
  • ….Compensating for EQ differences
  • 3. The multi-stage process
  • ….Do No Harm
  • ….Using your own references
  • 4. The initial EQ curve
  • ….Breaking into EQ bands
  • ….Starting with the presence range
  • ….Adding lift in the vocal range
  • ….Cut versus boost
  • ….Resting your ears
  • ….What to listen for
  • ….The “thickness” range
  • ….Be patient, things start subtle
  • ….Comparing extreme boosts
  • ….EQing the low end
  • ….Using a subwoofer
  • ….Avoiding boominess
  • ….Opening up the highs
  • ….The balancing act approach
  • ….Using multiple song sections
  • ….Saving your EQ master
  • 5. Initial limiting stage
  • ….Setting your limiting ceiling
  • ….Adjusting your limiter settings
  • ….Walking your levels up to the references
  • ….2nd stage of EQ
  • ….Normalizing & Presets
  • 6. Compression
  • ….Starting gentle on a loud section
  • ….Using a 2nd, different EQ
  • ….What we’ve done so far
  • ….Using manual compression to deal with peaks
  • ….Comparing a 2nd limiter inline
  • 7. Intro to Separation Mastering
  • ….Bouncing your mix master as stems
  • ….Lining up the tracks
  • ….Using the stems to balance your EQ
  • 8. Bouncing the Change track
  • ….Burning with Toast
  • 9. Final Tweaks to Change
  • 10. The Separations Mastering session
  • 11. Master Ins, Outs & Fades with Peak
  • 12. Final disc burning with Waveburner
  • Final Thanks & Credits
  • …Drum ambience with Altiverb
  • …Fitting the mix to the song
  • …Snare compression
  • 12. Pre-Mastering with Ozone
  • …Compensating for pre-mastering
  • …Removing hat from snare with DeEsser
  • 13. Triggering the snare
  • …Controlling dynamic range with Sound Replacer
  • …Bringing the hi-hat back
  • 14. Lead Vocals with Melodyne
  • …Scale snap versus Note Snap
  • …Tuning the chorus
  • …Fixing vocal timing with Melodyne
  • …Adjusting pitch modulation
  • …Adjusting pitch modulation
  • 15. Lead vocal mixing
  • …Setting up automation modes
  • …Mixing order
  • …Getting consistent vocal level
  • …Vocal EQ & Compression
  • …Multiple compression on vocals
  • …Vocal delays
  • 16. Working with a comparison mix
  • …DeEssing vocals
  • 17. Mixing fader rides
  • …Mixing with busses
  • …Opening it to stereo
  • 18. Creating a song intro
  • …Reverse guitar intro
  • …Automating Amp Farm distortion
  • 19. Creating points of interest with loops
  • …Nudging loops
  • …Printing the midi to audio
  • 20. Creating BGV’s with Melodyne
  • …Utilizing pitch shift
  • …Creating BGV stacks
  • 21. Final pitch preparation
  • …Cutting the solo
  • …Region groups
  • …Building an ending
  • 22. The final print
  • …Creating a digital record loop
  • …Saving a Mix Selection
  • …Exporting the mix

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