The Perfect Mastering Chain

  • Course level: Intermediate


Which plugins should you use to master your tracks?  In what order should they be?  EQ first?  Compression first?  It all depends on the track you’re working on.  Every song will be different.

However, that doesn’t mean there’s no process to figuring out the perfect mastering chain for your track.  There’s a logical process to figuring out which plugins and the order to use them get the best master.

Make your tracks sound clean, clear by understanding the fundamentals of the mastering process and why and how to use the tools you have available.

Having a process and guidelines to follow will make your life much easier when it comes to mastering your tracks This course will provide you with the guidelines and a thought process to follow to properly set up a mastering chain that works. Understand what plugins to use and in what order to use them to get the best possible mastering results. It’s a quick course that gets straight to the point.

What Will I Learn?

  • Gain a better understanding of the mastering process
  • Master your tracks more quickly and with purpose
  • Learn which plugins and in which order for mastering

Topics for this course

3 Lessons44m 03s

The Perfect Mastering Chain

Song Listening & Analysis00:10:29
Setting Up the Mastering Chain00:31:29


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

Target Audience

  • EDM producers
  • Audio engineers