Is It Hard To Learn Music Mastering? Yes – Here’s Why…

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So, you want to learn music mastering? Buckle up because I’m about to give you the unfiltered truth about what it really takes to become a mastering pro.

And let me tell you, it ain’t for the faint of heart.

The internet is full of “gurus” and “experts” claiming they can teach you how to master your tracks in 5 minutes or less.

They’ll show you a few fancy plugins, throw around some technical jargon, and call it a day.

Mastering Ain’t Easy But You Can Learn It

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But here’s the thing: mastering is an art form.

It’s not something you can learn from a 10-minute YouTube video or a fancy AI tool.

You see, mastering is all about the nuance. It’s about understanding the subtle differences between a track that sounds “good” and a track that sounds “holy sh*t, that’s amazing”.

It’s about knowing how to use EQ, compression, and limiting to shape the sound of a track without crushing the life out of it.

And let me tell you, that’s not something you can learn from a plugin preset.

Most YouTube “Gurus” Get Mastering Completely Wrong

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The truth is, most of the YouTube content out there is either straight-up wrong or purely exists to push software and plugins without actually teaching you how to use them.

They’ll tell you to slap on a certain preset and call it a day, but they won’t explain why that preset works or how to adjust it to fit your specific track.

So, is it hard to learn music mastering? You bet your ass it is. But is it worth it? Absolutely.

When you master a track properly, it’s like taking a rough diamond and polishing it into a sparkling gem. The difference is night and day.

But here’s the thing: you can’t rely on AI tools or YouTube tutorials to get you there.

You need to put in the work. You need to learn the technical stuff, like how to use EQ to balance the frequency spectrum and how to use compression to control the dynamics of a track.

You need to train your ears to hear the subtle nuances that separate a good master from a great one.

And most importantly, you need to practice.

How To Learn To Master Music Properly (From Someone That Does It Professionally)

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Mastering is a skill, and like any skill, it takes time and effort to master (pun intended). You need to master hundreds, if not thousands, of tracks before you can truly call yourself a pro.

So, if you’re serious about learning music mastering, don’t fall for the hype. Don’t believe the “gurus” who promise you overnight success. Instead, roll up your sleeves and get ready to put in the work.

And if you want a real roadmap to mastering success, check out my Mastering 101 Framework.

It’s not a magic pill, but it will give you the tools and techniques you need to start mastering like a pro.

I know this because I am a professional mastering engineer. I’ve done it for 20+ years and my Mastering 101 Framework is a template that distils down what it took me nearly two decades to figure out. 

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Learn the exact process used by professional mastering engineers, laid out in a simple to follow step-by-step framework.

All you have to do is follow the steps outlined in the framework, and don’t worry, there’s no upsells or expensive tools and/or plugins required.

You can do everything in the guide for free (although I’ve included paid tools as well just in case you want them). 

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your copy today and start your journey to mastering greatness. It won’t be easy, but trust me, it’ll be worth it and with this framework anyone can do it.

And it doesn’t matter if you’re a complete beginner or someone that knows their way around a DAW but hasn’t tried their hand at mastering, the process is laid out in a linear, step-by-step way that you just follow along with.


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This step-by-step framework is the exact process I use to master music professionally. It is the culmination of 20+ years of experience, condensed down into a single, easy to follow workflow

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