the master—Bernie Grundman

the master – Bernie Grundman: is an audio mastering program. We provide you with an intimate look at Mastering Engineer Bernie Grundman, his workflow and mastering philosophies.

the master—with Grammy-winning Mastering Engineer Bernie Grundman – BUY / OWN

About Bernie Grundman: Bernie Grundman is one of the most prominent names in Mastering worldwide. He has been directly or indirectly, by his studio staff of engineers, behind hundreds of gold and platinum recordings. He has personally mastered some of the industry’s landmark recordings, such as: Carol King’s “tapestry”, Steely Dan’s “Aja”, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, Prince’s “Purple rain”, and Dr. Dre’s “the Chronic”. In addition He has worked on albums by a veritable who’s who of the music industry, such as: The Carpenters, Herb Alpert, Sergio Mendes, The Doors, Joe Cocker, Joni Mitchell, Burt Backarach, Jackson Brown, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Supertramp, Procal Harum. Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac, Janet Jackson, Quincy Jones, Outkast, Ludicrous, Mos Def, Mary J. Blidge, Lucinda Williams, Jack Johnson & Macy Gray.

About the master—Bernie Grundman: We provide you with an intimate look at Mastering Engineer Bernie Grundman, his workflow and mastering philosophies. In addition to his remarkable talents as a Mastering Engineer, Bernie is an engaging communicator. We watch as Bernie performs a full mastering session and describes every single aspect of his art. Watch as Bernie makes a great song brilliant, bringing out the very best of the recording, all the while engaging us with conversational theory, hard facts and concrete examples.

Video Chapters in Detail

Full Mastering Session with Grammy-winning Mastering Engineer Bernie Grundman

Introduction To Mastering

1: Mastering Goals

2: Formats and File Handling

3: Workflow


4: Analysis of our Recording

5: Step One: EQ LOW-END

6: Step Two: EQ MIDRANGE

7: Step Three: EQ LOW-END – MIDRANGE

8: Step Four: EQ HIGH-END




Mastering Theory with Bernie Grundman

1: Introduction

2: What Is Mastering

3: Philosophy of Mastering

4: Equipment and Maintaining Quality

Making the Master – Bernie Grundman on Mastering Singles & Albums

Making the Master 1

Making the Master 2

Making the Master 3

Mastering for CD or Vinyl + Bernie Grundman Disk Cutting Session

1: Record Master to Tape

2: Disk Cutting 101

3: The Cutting System

4: Disk Cutting Session

5: Bernie Talks Music Biz

Audio Content in Detail

Entire High Resolution Mastering Session Audio

The great thing about the High Rez Mastering Session Audio is that we captured the audio live during the fimling at Bernie Grundman Mastering – directly from Bernies’ AudioCube digital audio workstation – as he mastered the music. We then laid it out in a Pro Tools session with Markers that denote and correspond to exact “moves” that Bernie makes in the video presentation. This way you can see the variations in the waveform, watch on scope plug-ins and listen to the progression from unmastered all the way to a finished record.