Mastering Techniques - Mastering EDM (The Complete Guide)
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Mastering Techniques - Mastering EDM (The Complete Guide)

Learn how to achieve commercial quality EDM masters in any DAW by watching us master 8 tracks with 3 plugin chains.
3.5 (1 rating)
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Created by Thomas Wirth
Last updated 2/2017
English
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  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Our students are able to completely master their own music to a professional level no matter what genre they producer, what plugins they have access to or which DAW they use.
  • Use eq, compression and limiting for maximum impact on the dancefloor.
  • Get your songs loud, fat and in your face while using contrast, dynamics and automation to make it sound massive.
  • Master multiband compression and EQ to get your songs louder while maintaining their punch, transients and clear high end.
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Requirements
  • You should have created at least one song.
  • The song can be produced in any DAW.
  • The song can also be in any style.
  • You must have access to iZotope Ozone.
  • You might also be an experienced producer. This course starts with the basics and moves up towards extremely advanced mastering techniques.
Description

Join Over 500 Awesome Producers Who Have Taken This Course On Our MasteringEDM Site (They Paid $245!)

Mastering is more important than ever in 2017 and as a label head and mastering engineer for over 10+ years I know that better than most people. I show you how to master every genre of EDM to a professional standard using nothing but  Free Plugins, iZotope Ozone 7 or Advanced Tools (you choose) and it can all be done in your favourite DAW (no matter what it is).

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About This Course

  • Over 500 producers, over 50 Beatport top 10 releases after taking the course
  • You don't need any fancy plugins
  • Excellent reviews and feedback, a 5 star rating
  • Every update and piece of content is added for free
  • Covered by Udemy's 30 day no questions asked money back guarantee
  • We keep in contact with our students and do mastering feedback for anyone that asks
  • We have a huge collection of FREE plugins/samples/presets and other learning material for you to access

LET ME TEACH YOU HOW...

      How to use eq and compression for maximum impact on the dancefloor.

    Learn to make your synths and basses sound huge.

    Learn how to make sure your kick drum cuts through the mix and hits hard.

    Learn how to get your songs loud, fat and in your face while using contrast, dynamics and automation to make it sound massive.

    Learn to master your music for a professional digital release in 2017


"An easy to follow course that is fantastically explained" (RORE, 2016).

Today, you can start making your tracks sound better, more professional, easily and quickly without expensive plugins or complicated techniques.

Make your next release your best yet by taking this course and learning all the techniques, tips and tricks used by the same engineers that work for Tchami, Skrillex, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Diplo, Major Lazer, Porter Robinson and many others. This course will teach you how to use iZotope Ozone's built in tools such as:

  • Spectrum Analysis
  • EQ (and a secret functionality)
  • M/S processing
  • Multiband Dynamics
  • Volume Matching
  • Vintage Modules
  • Saturation and Harmonic Exciting
  • Limiting and the art of loudness
  • Peak & RMS Monitoring
  • How to use a reference track to guide your mastering.

The course is structured in a way that will let you, no matter which genre you produce find the necessary information behind all the techniques you need to learn in a step by step and extremely actionable way.

The course should take 1 day to complete and will give you a comprehensive understanding of the mastering process.

We have all been there, you are making great music and improving from song to song however labels still won't listen to your music and your tracks aren't getting the attention they deserve. You listen to your favourite songs and they sound punchier, louder more powerful and even have more clarity, but how did they do it!? After working with the best of the best for 10 years I can show you exactly what they do, explain why they do it and teach you how you can do it yourself. 100% guaranteed.

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Mastering is one of the most important production techniques of 2017 and one of the easiest ways to take your tracks from bedroom productions to professional sounding releases.

Click The Green Button On The Top Right Corner And Take This Course Now!

Who is the target audience for this course?

  • This course IS for electronic music producers of any genre
  • This course IS for dance music producers wanting to improve the sound of their tracks
  • This course IS for musicians or bedroom producers and artists
  • This course IS for recording Artists who want to improve their masters
  • This course IS NOT for people who do not make music

This Course Has Already Been Purchased Over 500 Times On Our Site for $245! Save Money and Watch It On Udemy Today.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for music producers of any skill level that want to improve the audio quality of their tracks.
  • This course is for producers that want to get their music actually listened to by labels.
  • This course is for producers that want to succeed in 2017.
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
05:06:40
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Introduction: Deep House and iZotope Ozone
5 Lectures 01:02:56

A brief introduction to the genre of Deep & Future house. Learn how to get a great sounding mixdown before the mastering even begins

Preview 03:41


The new analogue models are great to add a bit of warmth to the track. Working on the stereo image is also an important aspect of mastering, especially mono'ing the bass! Here we also look in depth at the multiband compressor and how we can use it to get a great sounding master.

Using tube distortion, stereo imagining and multiband compression
14:37

Another vintage module, the compressor can give a really solid sound to a Deep house track and of course it can't be a mastering tutorial without explaining limiting and looking at Ozones built in limiter.

Learn about the vintage modules (compressor) and we talk about limiting
13:31

Here we learn that the secret to loudness isn't actually the limiter itself but it is the frequencies that it is being fed. We go back over the song and make some EQ tweaks to make sure we get the cleanest and loudest possible master.

Finalise the master settings, tweak EQ's and learn about loudness
14:01
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Mastering Progressive / Electro House with iZotope Ozone
4 Lectures 49:03

We have a brief introduction to Progressive & Electro House as well as discussing how to get a solid mixdown in this genre so that the mastering process can be most effective.

Talking about the genre: Progressive & Electro House
03:17

A long look into the EQ of iZotope Ozone. Again we show both the EQ matching functionality (for those that can't trust their rooms or are still learning to listen accurately) and a conventional EQ approach.

iZotope Ozone - more EQ and listening practise
18:34

A second approach to stereo imaging is used here and we go back into the multiband compressor, explaining what it can and can't do.

How to get the stereo image and multiband compressor settings just right
16:01

This section focusses on limiting the stereotypically LOUD genre of Progressive & Electro house so you know how to apply these techniques to your own tracks.

Loudness in iZotope Ozone. Get your track to the perfect volume
11:11
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Mastering Mainstage & Bigroom House With Free Plugins
4 Lectures 44:11

We outline the key factors that make a Mainstage or Bigroom track and explain how to get a great sounding mixdown in this style.

Talking about the genre: Mainstage & Bigroom House
02:39

There are alot of options when it comes to free eq's. We go through our favourites and explain why we like them, when we use them and how.

Learn which free eq's are the best to use and why
17:05

As engineers we are always trying to balance the frequency spectrum in a way that lets us limit and compress the music smoothly and without creating distortion artefacts. This section shows you how to do it with a mainstage or bigroom track with three of our favourite compressors. Including two glue compressors and one free multiband.

Getting the most out of free compressors
15:11

We show you how to use (in our opinion) the best free limiter out there: Limiter No6, used by Diplo as his go to limiter along with many other major names. It has 4 main modules and can be quite complex to get right so lets show you how.

Getting your songs loud with only free gear can be a challenge, we show you how
09:16
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Mastering Trap with Free Plugins
4 Lectures 44:57

Trap music can be quite different to the other genres we have worked on so far in this course. In this section we explain what makes a Trap tune and what elements to focus on during the mixdown to make your life easier during mastering.

Talking about the genre: Trap
02:36

This section focusses for the last time on how to use EQ to balance a song when compared to a reference track. Trap has quite a unique feel to it compared to other genres of EDM and needs to be treated a little bit differently. This video shows you how you can use EQ to do just that.

Trap music, which eq's work the best and what to listen for
16:30

If you are compressing the low end of a Trap tune too much you can really loose that important punch and low end presence of the 808 kickdrum. Here we show you how to do it right to maintain a solid overall feel but keep that low end punch.

We show you the proper compression techniques for processing trap music
17:39

It isn't about the limiter itself, it is about tweaking your eq and frequency content during the entire mastering process to make sure that when it comes time to use the Limiter no6 your track will limit nicely and not distort.

Focus on limiting with the best free limiter out there
08:12
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Advanced Mastering Track 1
3 Lectures 47:44

Advanced mastering processes can be more complex however with the information you learn in this section you will be able to more confidently eq your tracks during mastering. We show you our favourite tube emulator, M/S eq and stereo eq while teaching you both how to use them and what to listen for to make good decisions during mastering.

Advanced mastering: tube emulation and M/S eqing
19:01

In this lecture we show you three fantastic pieces of hardware emulation including 1 eq, perfect for removing mud from your track and two compressors that to my ears cant be beaten when adding punch or thickening up your overall mix.

Advanced mastering: finalising eq, hardware emulation compressors and multiband
19:06

It is a common misconception that loudness is only achieved by how much or how little you draw down the threshold on your limiter. What most people don't know is that the biggest thing that will effect loudness is the frequency spectrum content. That is why we show you how to get your tracks loud, not by just bringing down the limiter into distortion but by organising the frequency spectrum with eq and multiband compressing instead.

Advanced mastering: how to get your tracks loud and sound fantastic
09:37
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Advanced Mastering Track 2
4 Lectures 57:49

While mastering the second track we teach you how to confidently eq your tracks with M/S and stereo processing. We show you our favourite tube emulator, M/S eq and stereo eq while teaching you both how to use them and what to listen for to make good decisions during mastering.

Advanced mastering 2: tube emulation, M/S eqing
14:24

Get the most out of your EQs. This lecture discusses three fantastic eqs that can be used in a number of different scenarios. Learn which eq to use on a certain track and which one to use next time, both hardware emulation pieces and digital plugins.

Advanced mastering 2: Pro Q2 and vintage EQ emulation tools
14:51

This lecture simply focusses on compression. It explains the ins and outs of my favourite stereo compressor and why you will love it too.

Advanced mastering 2: How to properly compress
10:30

Loudness isn't a science and we can teach you how to get your tracks loud. The trick is to use eq and multiband processing before and during the limiting process, just like we show you in this video.

Advanced mastering 2: Loudness
18:04
About the Instructor
Thomas Wirth
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Electronic Music Producer/ Mixing & Mastering Engineer

Thomas Wirth is a top online instructor that got fed up with the rise of poor quality automated mastering services and decided to teach producers his secrets rather than let them turn to the likes of LANDR or MasteringBox. He has been working as a mastering engineer for over 10+ years and has worked with some of the biggest names in EDM (Skrillex, Major Lazer, Porter Robinson and more). 

He began his studies graduating 1st class in a Bachelor of Music Technology and went on to form his own studio "Blend Mastering". From there he also created a learning platform for producers "MasteringEDM" which see's over 3019 members to date. His teaching style is, breaking-down complex concepts through simple examples and getting his students to follow during each step of the process.