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Mastering with UAD Plug-Ins

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    Matt discusses the pros and cons of mastering with plug-ins yourself vs using a dedicated Mastering Engineer, then gives you an overview of what he’ll be covering in this series.

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    Mastering with UAD Basics

    Matt now lays out the general idea of Mastering. Learn what mastering does, and the differences the UAD plug-ins can make. Matt takes two well mixed tracks meant for the same album, and does Level matching, A/B Comparisons, Before and After Comparisons, and reveals Basic Work Flows.

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    Tape Emulation

    Matt explains how to utilize Tape Emulation in Mastering featuring the UAD Ampex ATR-102 plug-in.

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    Corrective EQ

    Matt demonstrates applying Corrective Equalization in Mastering, this time focusing on the UAD Brainworks BX plug-in in Mid-Side Mode.

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    Matt now reveals how to use Compression in Mastering featuring the UAD Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor plug-in.

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    EQ Shaping

    Matt shows how to give the track the shape and 'mojo' it needs, utilizing both the UAD API 550A and UAD Tonelux Tilt plug-ins.

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    Imaging, D-Essing and Limiting

    Matt explains how to broaden the Stereo Image and get more depth on your tracks as well as how to tame an overly sibilant vocal during mastering. This video features the UAD Precision D-Esser, Precision K-Stereo, and Precision Limiter plug-ins.

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    Vocal Too Hot!

    Matt gives you ways / tips to handle a mix that has a vocal performance that is a little too loud.

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    Wrap Up

    Matt signs off with an overview of all he did throughout the series, as well as some final thoughts on Mastering.

Product Overview

UAD guru Matt Whatley is back, this time showing you how to Master with some of the most popular mastering plug-ins from UA Audio! Mastering can make the difference between dull sounding recordings and exciting tracks, but you need the right tools, and you need to know how to use them.

Matt begins by introducing two songs, and letting you hear the difference between the unmastered and mastered versions. That leads into his overview of the mastering process, and how judicious use of the right UAD plug-ins can really make your songs sparkle and pop.

From there, Matt takes you through his complete mastering chain, explaining what every UAD Plug-in he uses does in the process. Beginning with tape emulation and corrective EQ to bring out the best in the recordings, he moves on to shaping the overall sound with compression and additional EQ, before finishing with specific tricks for getting the vocal to sit just right.

If you use UAD plug-ins and want to get that "release-ready" sound for your songs, you'll want to watch "Mastering with UAD Plug-ins" to give your tracks the polish they deserve.

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Mastering with UAD Plug-Ins is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 19 .
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Recommended Overall a good short course on some basic mastering techniques.
Date published: 2021-07-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Strong Video 1. If (!) you use Apollo Interfaces, UAD Plugins and Logic Pro X; Then this should be required viewing.... 2. It also serves as a great individual tutorial for some specific UA Plugins.... 3. Even if you use other DAWs and other plugins, this is still a worthwhile watch for mastering techniques....
Date published: 2021-05-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Wow. I've been with the shadow hills compressor for 5 years now, and now its the time to open it! Thanks for really making me understand this!
Date published: 2020-12-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Extremely Helpful! Extremely helpful since I don't have access to all the great hardware available for quality mastering work. Thanks so much!
Date published: 2020-09-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very informative! I don't know much about mastering and this helped me understand more...
Date published: 2020-04-28
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Questionable Mastering Advice Disappointed with this series..the first 2 videos are basically what you shouldnt do with a limiter. There is no dynamic range of more than 2db. If you looked at the rendered wave form it would just be a brick. Not good mastering technique. However the other videos are informative of the various parameters of the chain of plugins...
Date published: 2019-07-26
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great! Excellent tutorials on using UAD plugins to master.
Date published: 2019-06-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from I learned a lot! Very insightful! A great video to highlight UAD plugins and how to use them in the mastering process!
Date published: 2019-01-26
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Mastering with UAD Plugins These plugins are a very good option if you cannot afford a mastering engineer. Very informative.
Date published: 2018-10-08
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good tutorial! A review of some good basic principles and what we want to achieve and how to.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great overview Nice to see how a real mastering engineer looks at things.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Easy to understan - step by step learning I think is good even for beginners
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Basic but worthwhile It's always good to see/hear how others approach mastering ITB.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful Very helpful
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Tutorial This tutorial helped a lot to understand signal chain during mastering as well as the UAD plugins used.
Date published: 2016-09-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from More than UAD - its' really about mastering A fantastic tutorial!!! Lots of details about UAD plugins. But, the big value is that these tutorials walk you through how to THINK about mastering. Great tips about the mastering process. Really an extremely valuable tutorial.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Tutorial Great Tutorial with tons of informations and good specific exemples. The first song was really good to start with but the final product was GREAT ... I will get some new toys from UAD really soon ...
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from full of good advices, hints and knowledge I work with UAD Plugins for 3 years now. I love to follow Matt on his video tutorials. Even if I knew already a lot how to work with UAD-Plugins, I always find something new (details and mastering tips) in his videos. Very good for my work. 5 stars, thanks Matt !
Date published: 2016-05-23
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Date published: 1969-12-31
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