EDM Mastering for Maximum Loudness

  • Course level: All Levels


Learn how to make your EDM tracks as loud as you want.  Yes, even as loud as those tracks from your favorite producers.  The best part is you don’t need any special plugins, you can use the ones you have in your DAW or any of your favorite plugins.  All the “secrets” are right here in this course.

Getting your tracks to sound as big and loud as commercial EDM tracks is not easy.  It takes a mix of production skills, great sound design, a well-balanced mixdown, and mastering chops to get to the insane loudness levels of today’s electronic music tracks.  Whatever your opinion on the loudness war, loudness is essential when it comes to EDM; especially if you’re looking to get signed or get spins in the clubs and that’s a fact of life.

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
  • Multiband compression
  • Saturation
  • Parallel processing
  • Limiting

and some other goodies to achieve that “wall of sound” effect that many EDM tracks have and that can sometimes be very difficult to achieve.

This course was made using Ableton live, its native plugins, and a number of free plugins to master a festival-style EDM track for maximum loudness.  Don’t worry if you don’t use Ableton Live because you can use ANY DAW.  Links to download the free plugins used in the course will be provided for you when you sign up as well so you’ll be good to go!

If you’re looking to push your tracks to commercial level loudness while still maintaining listening quality, and if you want to stop worrying about your tracks not being loud enough, then this course is definitely for you!

What Will I Learn?

  • Use free and native plugins to make their EDM tracks as loud as possible
  • Create the "wall of sound" effect
  • Get your tracks as loud as commercial EDM tracks

Topics for this course

10 Lessons1h 26m


Intro and Listening00:05:53



Material Includes

  • Custom Ableton Live Loudness Mastering Effects Rack
  • Links to free plugins


  • Any DAW (Ableton Live, Logic Pro, FL Studio, Cubase, etc...)

Target Audience

  • EDM producers who want maximum loudness on their tracks
  • Audio engineers