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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? 5:14

    What is Mastering?

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

  • Preparing the Mixdown 11:49

    Preparing the Mixdown

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

  • EQ 15:46

    EQ

    Use EQ to fix balance problems.

  • Dynamics 12:10

    Dynamics

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

  • Mulitband Harmonic Excitation 12:34

    Mulitband Harmonic Excitation

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

  • Stereo Imaging 10:05

    Stereo Imaging

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

  • Reverb 4:15

    Reverb

    Use Reverb to manipulate the spacial dimension of your mix.

  • Limiting 11:00

    Limiting

    Learn about the final state in the mastering process.

  • Dithering 2:53

    Dithering

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

  • Comparing Your Mixes to the Competition 15:48

    Comparing Your Mixes to the Competition

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

  • Macro Dynamics 2:20

    Macro Dynamics

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

  • EDM Mastering in Action 11:51

    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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