MAM200: Mastering and Advanced Mixing

54 Hours

Mastering is sophisticated audio processing for distribution that enhances and technically prepares the final mix for CD duplication, replication, or distribution. This course looks at the principles of mastering with a focus on achieving quality results while working within a budget. Students will complete independent projects and class projects using both hardware and software processors to develop an understanding and command of the mastering process.

The second half of this course provides a deep study in mixing for surround sound and fuses music and audio post-production mixing techniques to demonstrate the practical application of mixing audio in surround. Students will learn about and integrate surround-encoding formats like Dolby Digital and DTS and will get significant hands-on experience mixing sound effects, dialog, and music to picture in full 5.1 surround sound.