Billy Stull, center, with four of his students from a recent Masterpiece School of Mastering
Masterpiece School of Mastering, an intensive three-day course covering all aspects of the professional mastering process, announces that it will be hosting two school sessions this fall. Held on South Padre Island at the southern end of Texas’ Gulf coast, the first session is scheduled to run from September 11-13, while the second will take place from November 13-15.
Taught by veteran mastering engineer Billy Stull, owner of Masterpiece Mastering and pro audio equipment manufacturer Legendary Audio, the course is designed to educate engineers and recording studio personnel on the fundamental principals of mastering as well as Stull's personal tips and tricks, which he developed over his years in the business.
“Since our first Masterpiece School back in September of 2006, this course has helped people from all over North America—not to mention participants from as far away as Columbia, Brazil, Malaysia and Korea—successfully jump start their mastering careers,” notes Stull. “After only three days of very personalized instruction, most of our students have confidently gone on to establish their own mastering services and studios, and many have reported back to me that this class was absolutely invaluable in achieving that.”
Stull adds that although he will be using and demonstrating a Legendary Audio Masterpiece Analog Mastering System in the instruction, this course is a genuine mastering class—not a sales pitch for his company’s product. “We cover both analog and digital gear in the class, but the step-by-step procedures and techniques we go over can just as easily be applied to practically any mastering setup on the market.”
The host hotel for the fall school sessions will be the Howard Johnson South Padre Island, while a majority of the course will take place at Stull’s nearby Masterpiece Mastering facility, a 2,500-square-foot building featuring a spacious 1,000-square-foot mastering room.
Enrollment for each three-day course is limited to ensure maximum hands-on time, and tuition is $900, which includes lunch each day.