Mastering EDM With Waves Plugins
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Mastering EDM With Waves Plugins

Learn which Waves plugins to use to create commercial quality EDM tracks that are clear, rich, punchy and loud
4.4 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Fuad Murad
Last updated 3/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create commercial quality masters using Waves plugins
  • Learn how to use compression, EQ, , distortion, limiting and more in a mastering setting
  • Balance frequencies, control dynamics and achieve commercial loudness
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  • A DAW of choice
  • A finished EDM track
  • Waves plugins

When it comes to mastering EDM, few names are as synonymous with industry standard quality as Waves.  With a virtually endless selection of plugins to choose from, you can achieve anything and everything you can imagine in terms of mastering.

Mastering electronic dance music can be tough, but by having a clear plan of action and the right set of plugins, you can get a grip on the mastering process and understand why and how to use the tools you have at your disposal.

In this course I’ll walk you through mastering a hard hitting disco house track from start to finish using some of the best plugins Waves has to offer.  

We’ll dive deep into EQ, linear phase processing, multiband compression, peak and rms levels, Analog emulation and much more.  Some of the things you will learn in this course include:

  • Why and how to use linear phase EQ to balance frequencies, improve clarity and reduce muddiness
  • Using linear phase multi band compression to balance dynamics and polish up your sound
  • Using analog emulation and saturation to introduce warmth, character and richness
  • Monitoring peak and RMS levels to ensure an accurate mastering session
  • much much more...

If you’ve ever gotten lost in the ocean of plugins from Waves and want to learn which ones to use to    master your tracks professionally, then this course is definitely for you.  As always, your instructor will always be around for any questions, comments and discussions so you don't have to worry about a thing!

Sign up today to get access to this course for life as well as a full money back guarantee if you’re not completely satisfied.

Who is the target audience?
  • EDM producers
  • Audio engineers
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
2 Lectures 08:21

Introduction to the course and learning objectives as well as critical listening

Preview 05:55

Notes and observations on issues that need to be addressed during the mastering session

Mastering Notes
10 Lectures 01:18:24

We'll address the issue of missing bottom end and how to add thickness and richness to the low frequencies using one of Wave's best EQ plugins.

The Bottom End

We'll explore the use of linear phase EQ to preserve transient sharpness, clean up muddiness, add clarity and rebalance the frequencies.

Linear Phase EQ

Linear phase multiband compression can be one of the most powerful tools you have at your disposal during mastering, *if used correctly*

Multiband Compression

Multiband Compression Pt. 2

We'll use one of the of the most unique sounding compressors Waves has to offer to add groove, punch and character to the track and "glue" the mix together.

Preview 08:24

More compression!  But this time to catch peaks and make sure no crazy volume spikes occur so that we can increase loudness.

Peak Compression

Waves has a number of analog emulations to choose from.  We'll pick a favorite and use it to add warmth, subtle distortion and character to the track.

Analog Flavor

Learn how to properly use a limiter to maximize loudness without destroying a song's dynamics and punch.


A quick lesson on dithering and when/why you need to use it.


Listened to the mastered song.

Preview 03:33
About the Instructor
Fuad Murad
4.4 Average rating
293 Reviews
3,906 Students
9 Courses
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.