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.
Mastering with UAD Basics13:01
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.
Matt explains how to utilize Tape Emulation in Mastering featuring the UAD Ampex ATR-102 plug-in.
Matt demonstrates applying Corrective Equalization in Mastering, this time focusing on the UAD Brainworks BX plug-in in Mid-Side Mode.
Matt now reveals how to use Compression in Mastering featuring the UAD Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor plug-in.
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.
Imaging, D-Essing and Limiting14:36
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.
Vocal Too Hot!9:27
Matt gives you ways / tips to handle a mix that has a vocal performance that is a little too loud.
Matt signs off with an overview of all he did throughout the series, as well as some final thoughts on Mastering.
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.
Submitted 1 month ago
Easy to understan - step by step learning
I think is good even for beginners
I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase
Submitted 9 months ago
Basic but worthwhile
It's always good to see/hear how others approach mastering ITB.
I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro
Submitted 11 months ago
Submitted 1 year ago
This tutorial helped a lot to understand signal chain during mastering as well as the UAD plugins used.
I am a: Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician, Hobbyist
Submitted 2 years ago
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.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician
Submitted 2 years ago
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 ...
I am a: Mastering Facility, Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician
Submitted 2 years ago
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 !
I am a: Beat Maker, Producer, Musician
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