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Mastering EDM in the Box

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12 Videos | Length: 1hr 55min 45sec
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    What is Mastering?

    An introduction to the tools of the trade and the special requirements of mastering for clubs.

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    Preparing the Mixdown

    A demonstration of important mix themes to ensure a great pre-master.

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    Use EQ to fix balance problems.

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    A discussion of parallel compression vs inline compression including an explanation of why I rarely use inline compression to compress EDM.

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    Mulitband Harmonic Excitation

    You can use the ozone harmonic exciter to create a mix with a better balance that jumps out of the speakers.

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    Stereo Imaging

    Make sure you have a mono compatible low end and also learn to enhance your track’s stereo image.

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    Use Reverb to manipulate the spacial dimension of your mix.

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    Learn about the final state in the mastering process.

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    What is it and Do we need to worry about it for EDM mastering

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    Comparing Your Mixes to the Competition

    Introducing Magic AB and what makes it a essential tool for getting the best master you can.

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    Macro Dynamics

    Apply volume automation to enhance drops and introduce a little bit of extra dynamics for maximum dance floor impact!

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    EDM Mastering in Action

    A final walkthrough of putting all of these principles and techniques into practice!

Product Overview

Do you have a killer EDM song that’s ready to go, but needs that extra something before it’s ready for all the world’s dance floors? In this video tutorial series dance music guru Laurence Holcombe shows you how to polish your dance track, giving it that extra pump and sheen to really stand out amongst the sea of EDM tracks.

Laurence starts by giving you a guided tour of his favorite mastering tools, and how mastering for clubs differs from other forms of audio mastering. He goes on to show you how to prepare your mixdown for mastering, using hi-pass filters for clean low end and a little compression.

Laurence now gets into the nitty gritty with a video showing you how to use EQ to fix balance problems, then it’s on to compression and multiband harmonic excitation. With the track sounding stellar and the harmonics happening, it’s time to work on the stereo imaging.

Laurence emphasizes that with a dance track, you want to make sure the low end is mono compatible, but you also want to make sure the rest of the stereo image is interesting. The last effect to be covered is the use of reverb to add a special dimension to your track.

With the sound sorted, Laurence shifts focus to preparing the song for the world. He discusses limiting your audio, and explains what dither is and what you need to know about it when mastering EDM. Then it’s time to compare your song to a reference track, and to use fine volume automation to add dynamics.

Lastly, he walks you through the final result, so you can see how far you’ve come and how your song is now on a different level. If you produce EDM music and want to give your song that magic dust before introducing it to the dance floor, watch “Mastering for EDM” today!

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Mastering EDM in the Box is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Single handily one of the best courses I’ve ever taken This was a fantastic course. It was short(but not too short), sweet, and right to the point. Everything was explained extremely well, clear, and applied to everything I was doing. This is going to be easily one of my go to references for the future moving on.
Date published: 2021-07-13
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Useful tips. recommend good
Date published: 2020-12-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice tutorial I could say that is rubbish you can´t affect much to your mix by mastering. This tutorial was really helpful and showed me how much I can make after mixing process. This video and Ramzoid youtube video about different tools analyzing reference track makes my life better as a producer, thanks alot.
Date published: 2020-11-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Helpful This is a very helpful tutorial if you need to learn something.
Date published: 2019-06-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from One Of Groove3's Best I keep going back and reviewing this whenever I do masters. I even bought a copy just to be have it locally without having to look for it online. This tutorial doesn't just itemize the UI like so many others do, it actually shows you how to use the tools effectively. It explores how to fix problems as well as how to make a good mix sound great.
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic course! Provides an excellent overview of the mastering process, as well as quite some detail and tips and tricks along the way. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great insight into mastering EDM Great explanation of different mastering tools can be used to achieve a great end product
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Tutorial That explain most of what EDM Producer need to know. Many Technique. Awesome
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from This was very helpful . I Watched the whole thing without pause . Laurence is a very good instructor .
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice Course This is an excellent tutorial for those who don't have the money to go with a pro (mastering engineer)
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from helpful thans
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! I´m gonna buy it to keep it as a clear guide for mastering my productions
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from V.E.R.Y. G.O.O.D.J.O.B. Am more than satisfied with the results simply means i learn a whole bundle thanks groove3...
Date published: 2016-07-06
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