Getting your tracks to sound as big and loud as commercial EDM tracks is not easy. It takes production skill, great sound design, a well-balanced mixdown, and mastering chops to get to the insane loudness levels of today’s EDM tracks. Whatever your opinion is on the loudness war, maximum loudness is essential when it comes to EDM – especially if you’re looking to get spins in the clubs.
Mastering EDM for loudness can be done in a number of different ways. In this course, you’ll learn the tricks of the trade, the plugins and the techniques used to achieve maximum loudness.
Whether you’re looking to master house, trance, mainroom, or anything in between, this course will show you how to master your electronic music to be loud, clear and punching through those club systems.
When mastering for loudness you’ll be using tools like
- Mid/Side EQ
- Multi-Band compression
- Parallel processing
…along with some other goodies to achieve that “wall of sound” effect that many EDM tracks possess – and can sometimes be very difficult to achieve.
This course was made using Ableton Live and its native plugins, along with a number of free plugins, to master a festival-style EDM track for maximum loudness. If you’re not an Ableton Live user, fret not, because you can use ANY DAW. Links to download the free plugins used in the course will be provided to you when you sign up as well.
If you’re looking to push your tracks to commercial-level loudness while still maintaining listening quality, this course is for you.
- Your finished EDM track
- The free plugins used in this course
|Course Introduction & Critical Listening|
|Introduction & Listening||00:06:00|
|“Wall of Sound”||00:12:00|
|Limiting & Final Listening||00:11:00|