When it comes to mastering EDM, few names are as synonymous with ‘industry-standard quality’ as Waves. With a virtually endless selection of plugins to choose from, anything imaginable can be achieved in terms of mastering. Mastering electronic dance music can be tough, but by having a clear plan of action and the right set of plugins, you can get a grip on the mastering process and understand why and how to use the tools you have at your disposal. In this course I’ll walk you through mastering a hard-hitting disco house track from start to finish using some of the best plugins Waves has to offer. We’ll dive into EQ, linear phase processing, multi-band compression, peak and RMS levels, analog emulation, and much more.
Some of the things you will learn in this course include:
– Why and how to use linear phase EQ to balance frequencies, improve clarity and reduce muddiness
– Using linear phase multi-band compression to balance dynamics and polish your sound
– Using analog emulation and saturation to introduce warmth, character, and richness
– Monitoring peak and RMS levels to ensure an accurate mastering session
– much much more…