Mastering EDM With Fabfilter Plugins

Use Fabfilter plugins to transform a problematic mixdown into a polished master by setting goals & using proper settings
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

Every producer and mastering engineer has their own favorite plugins that they like to use.  Each set of plugins has its advantages, even native plugins have some advantages.  However, some plugins just go above and beyond in terms of quality, sound, flexibility and ease of use.  Fabfilter plugins do just that.

Using Fabfilter plugins to master your tracks can transform the way you approach mastering.  Not only are they some of the best sounding plugins on the market, they're also extremely flexible in what they can do and offer beautiful interfaces to make your mastering sessions a joy.

In this course, you'll learn how to master your tracks using Fabfilter plugins to tackle a problematic mixdown.  We'll dive deep into Fabfilter's various plugins and their settings to address mastering goals that we will set together as we listen to the track. All major aspects of mastering are covered in this comprehensive course including

  • Stereo processing
  • Mid/side EQ
  • Harmonic distortion
  • Compression
  • Limiting
  • Parallel processing

We'll take it one step at a time as we listen to the track to finish and set goals.  We will then proceed to address each of our goals and issues and walk through the proper settings and plugins to use.  Each step is clearly explained with attention to how and why to use the plugins and settings to achieve what we want.

So if you're looking to use Fabfilter plugins (which you absolutely should) to master your tracks to a professional level, then this course is definitely for you.  You'll get lifetime access to the course and a full moneyback guarantee if you're not completely satisfied.

And if you don't use Fabfilter plugins to master your tracks, you can still gain a ton of useful information from the course as it covers all major topics of mastering in detail.  Whether you're just starting to learn about mastering, or an expert looking to add to your bag of mastering tricks, this course is very well organized and easy to follow.

What are the requirements?

  • Need to familiar with using a DAW
  • Have a track ready to be mastered
  • Be familiar with using plugins

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Master your own EDM tracks using Fabfilter plugins to transform a problematic mixdown
  • Use the right settings to achieve your mastering goals
  • Create a mastering plan based on problems and issues

Who is the target audience?

  • Electronic music producers
  • Mastering engineers looking to build on their experience and learn new techniques

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

An introduction to the course structure and song listening


Setting mastering objectives and addressing potential problems and issues that will determine the mastering chain

Section 2: Mastering

We'll Use Fabfilter Pro-MB to re-balance frequencies, smooth out the dynamics and thicken up the bottom end which was missing from the mixdown.

Multiband Dynamic EQ Part 2

Fabfilter Saturn is one of the most powerful, most flexible plugins out there and we'll use it to add color, warmth and character to the track


We'll use Fabfilter Pro-Q's powerful features to take care of problem frequencies and find sweet spots to boost as well as use mid/side EQ to create separation and clean up the mix


Fabfilter Pro-C is one of the most feature rich and flexible compressors on the planet.  We'll dive into it's features and dial in the settings to achieve punch, glue and power


We'll use Fabfilter Pro-L and it's different limiting styles and settings to reach an acceptable RMS level while preserving the punch and dynamics of the track

Section 3: Final Listening

Listen to the mastered version of the track

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Instructor Biography

Fuad Murad, Electronic Music Producer/Mixing & Mastering Engineer

Electronic music producer and mixing/mastering engineer with a soft spot for melodic chord progressions and musical subtleties.  With over 5 years of experience teaching mixing, mastering and production in addition to several signed releases, remixes and ongoing projects, my life revolves around this beautiful genre we call "EDM."

Whether you're just getting into the game or a seasoned pro looking to add to your bag of tricks, I'm 100% certain you'll find what you're looking for in at least one of my courses.

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