To be fair, he did open with this tho:
Actually to this end I’d say that the plugs that come bundled with Reaper are a great way to start: their interfaces are simple and minimal and each plug one only does one thing, not 8 million, so you can really learn what they do.
A little confused: mixdown is not mastering. Agreed that proper mixdown can be challenging (I still suck lol) but a mastering chain should be the very last thing on a producer’s learning list, and arguably a producer shouldn’t fuck with mastering unless they have a compelling reason to do so.
good chit here: