TURN YOUR MIXES INTO WORLD-CLASS, RADIO-READY MASTERS
Listen to the Before & After of the songs mastered in this course:
MEET YOUR MENTOR
Starting out as a freelance recording engineer and producer, Warren quickly realized that being able to master his own mixes would give him an edge over other studios and engineers.
He started acquiring more and more mastering gear and continued to hone his skills in this ‘Black Art’ of music. A few years later, Warren shifted his focus to mastering full-time, when he founded Warren Ross Audio Mastering in Phoenix, AZ.
In 2010, Sokol moved to Los Angeles and became a house engineer at Universal Mastering Studios. Since then, Sokol has worked on hundreds of albums for artists such as The Band Perry, Imagine Dragons, Lana Del Ray, The Moody Blues, Public Enemy, Method Man and the TV show The Voice. Sokol was also highly involved in the beginning of the Mastered For iTunes process, helping with workflow and setting standards for MFiT audio. home studio.
UNLOCK YOUR SONGS FULL POTENTIAL AND ACHIEVE A PROFESSIONAL, WORLD-CLASS SOUND
The fact that you’re on this page shows that you are passionate about your music: You are writing, producing or mixing great songs and want to share them with the world in the highest quality possible for everyone to enjoy.
You have great taste and you don’t settle for mediocre – that’s why you’re here!
Let me ask you this: How much time have you spent writing, recording and mixing your songs?
Most likely the answer is: A LOT!
You’ve spent hours or even days to tweak every melody, every chord progression and every instrument in your mix to make it sound exactly like you imagine. To a point where you thought: ‘Wow, that sounds great!’
But what happens when you take out your mix to your car, other stereo systems or play it back on your phone? What happens when you compare your mix to one of your favorite records?
Often times you’ll find that your mix sounds completely different on other speakers – Nothing like you imagined or were hearing in your studio! Suddenly, the low-end sounds too boomy, the vocals too harsh, or whatever else may be the case.
When comparing your mix to a professional master, it sounds thin, weak, or papery in comparison.
So you get discouraged. What is it that they have and your music doesn’t?
The short answer: Professional Mastering!
Mastering is what gives your mixes the final polish, and what makes your music stand up proud to any commercial release. Mastering is about making sure that your mixes translate well and sound great on any playback system you put it on – Even on laptop speakers!
But you probably already knew that. You may already have spent time trying to master this ‘Black Art’. You may have watched a bunch of tutorials on youtube, read articles or books about it.
But somehow, you still can’t get it quite right. – Why is that?
To be frank, a lot of these tutorials teach you a bunch of random techniques without providing any context or reasoning. And what works for one mix, won’t work for the next!
You see, every song is different and the thought process and reasoning behind your decisions matters FAR MORE than the techniques or gear you use.
That’s where Mastering Music with Warren Sokol is different.
You’ll learn from a highly accomplished Mastering engineer with over 20 years of experience and hundreds of albums under his belt. Warren has mastered records for Method Man, LL Cool J, Imagine Dragons, Paul McCartney, Moody Blues, Lana Del Ray and many others.
In this tutorial, he doesn’t only show you every single mastering move he makes, but he also explains the REASONING behind each decision in detail.
You’ll learn the acquired knowledge that you can only get from many years of painful trial and error. So you can apply the same thinking and principles to your own mastering process.
How? By letting you sit in into not one, but THREE different mastering sessions!
Warren masters 3 completely different genres: Rock, Pop and Hiphop and shows you how to overcome the specific challenges of each one.
So what’s holding you back? Pick up this course and take your music up to the highest professional standards today!
Learn How To Master Multiple Genres
Warren Sokol takes you through full mastering sessions of 3 different genres: Rock, Pop and HipHop and shows you how to overcome the specific challenges of each one. You’ll learn a wide variety of mastering techniques depending on your situation, so you can overcome any challenge thrown your way!
Mastering With Plugins & Mastering Analogue
Warren masters 3 sessions completely in the box using plugins only, to show you how you can achieve great results with affordable gear. In addition, he runs a 4th session where he throws all of his wonderful analogue mastering equipment in the mix. Learn both the digital and analogue process and how to achieve the best results with either!
Understand Not Only The HOW, But The WHY
Making the right choices is essential to achieving a great master: Each song is different and a mastering technique that works on one, might not work for the other.
But how can you tell what’s the right thing to do? Warren explains the reasoning behind every decision, so you can be sure to pick the best strategies in any given situation – and achieve killer masters every time!
Make Your Mixes Translate Well Across All Playback Systems
If you mix sounds great in your home studio speakers or headphones, unfortunately that doesn’t mean it’ll sound great in a car, on a large HiFi, or on a crappy little boombox. – What a pain! Having spent all this time, just to find out your mix sounds sub-par on multiple playback systems!
Proper mastering can solve this issue for you. Warren will teach you exactly how to fine-tune your mixes, so they translate well across any playback system or audio format.
MASTERING TECHNIQUES & CONCEPTS COVERED
Foundational Mastering Concepts:
➔ Mastering Thought Process: Understand the reasoning behind using various mastering techniques, and learn how to apply them to achieve the best sound.
➔ Mastering Workflow: Learn how different processors work with and influence each other.
➔ Managing Low End: How to achieve a powerful and well-defined low-end.
➔ EQ: Enhance the detail and definition of your mix and make it translate well across all playback systems.
➔ Compression: Mixes sounding too weak or lackluster? Learn how to use compression properly to achieve the energy, power and fullness you’re looking for.
➔ Loudness: How loud should you master your tracks to sound good across all different mediums from Youtube, Storify, CD and more?
➜ Limiting: Achieve maximum loudness without sacrificing impact or sound quality.
➔ Editing/Volume Automation: Recover dynamics and increase the impact of the chorus in a heavily compressed mix.
➔ Level Matching: Don’t let loudness fool you and make the accurate decisions!
➔ Common Questions: Should you apply master bus processing in the mixing phase
Advanced Mastering Concepts:
➔ Mid-Side EQ: Gain maximum control over your sound by using Mid-Side EQ
➔ Linear Phase EQ: When should you use linear phase EQs vs regular EQs?
➔ Side-Chain Compression: Compress your whole mix without causing a pumping effect, so the vocals and music don’t get choked by the low end.
➔ Parallel Compression: Add energy and volume without losing perceived dynamics.
➔ Stereo Widening: Achieve separation, clarity and width in your master.
➔ De-Essing: Counteract harshness and distortion.
➔ Harmonic Exciters: Recover lost frequencies and add detail and definition to your mixes.
➔ Gain-Staging: Unlock your analogue gear’s full potential by hitting it at its sweet-spot and utilizing sound of your transformers, tubes and circuits.
Unlock your song’s full potential and achieve a professional, world-class sound
Learn from an a-list mastering engineer first hand and get a deep understanding for not only the how, but the WHY behind every decision.
Interview with Warren Sokol
Warren gives us a walkthrough of his studio and gear, discusses acoustic room treatment, monitoring and a whole lot more!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS COURSE
I swear the most I’ve learned about mixing is from mastering engineers. This is the best video you’ve done in my opinion! Thanks Warren! – Nicolas M.
This is really inspiring to make music!!! The information is excellent!!!! – Keith B.
WHAT IF THIS COURSE DOESN’T WORK FOR ME?
When trying something new, there’s always risk involved. But the bigger risk is often NOT doing anything at all! Even the best engineers in the audio industry keep learning new things and evolve on a daily basis – it’s THAT important! And in the end, all you really care about is your music, right?
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from one of the best mastering engineers in the industry.
So I ask you: What is the bigger risk? Not taking this course and having your productions stagnate over the next months, or spending a few bucks to learn new concepts that could change your music forever?
However, I want to make 100% sure that you can only gain from this purchase. So I’m including a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee for you! You can take this full course right now, and if it doesn’t help you take your masters to the next level you’ll get a full refund, no harm done. You can even keep the files!
I can’t begin to tell you how important a deep understanding of what mastering techniques really is.
The internet is cluttered with countless bands and artists releasing songs and trying to make a name for themselves. People are listening to countless tracks every day and most of the time, they only give you a few seconds to decide whether they like your music not.
That means good songs alone won’t cut it for you. In oder to stand out from the rest, you HAVE TO have a professional sound.
And that’s not all: Understanding the mastering process will not only give you a professional sound. It will also help you to improve your mixes and recordings as well! By understanding the issues we have to overcome in the final stage, you’ll know how to avoid them in the first place!
So don’t hesitate and take this course now and see your music grow!
NO MORE SITTING ON THE FENCE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Mastering Music with Warren Sokol is a collection of downloadable zip files. These downloads are yours for life! We are working on a streaming solution for future release. We will contact you via email once the members area launches.
If you have any issues at all please contact us to support[at]promixacademy.com and we’ll get you taken care of right away!
Absolutely. We’ve included both the raw mixes as well as the finished masters, so you can study them or Master them yourself!