Mastering For Maximum Loudness
Whatever your opinion is on the loudness war, maximum loudness is essential when it comes to electronic music – especially if you’re looking to get spins in the clubs.
Whether you’re looking to master house, trance, mainroom, or anything in between, this course will show you how to master your electronic music to be loud, clear and punching through those club systems.
Push your tracks to commercial-level loudness with supreme listening quality
Mastering EDM for loudness can be done in a number of different ways. In this course, you’ll learn the tricks of the trade, the plugins and the techniques used to achieve maximum loudness.
Course Introduction & Critical Listening
- Introduction & Listening
- Stereo Imaging
- Multiband Dynamics
- Peak Compression
- “Wall of Sound”
- Digital Clipping
- Limiting & Final Listening
This course was made using Ableton Live and its native plugins, along with a number of free plugins, to master a festival-style EDM track for maximum loudness. If you’re not an Ableton Live user, fret not, because you can use ANY DAW. Links to download the free plugins used in the course will be provided as well.
Getting your tracks to sound as big and loud as commercial EDM tracks is not easy. It takes production skill, great sound design, a well-balanced mixdown, and mastering chops to get to the insane loudness levels of today’s EDM tracks. Whatever your opinion is on the loudness war, maximum loudness is essential when it comes to EDM – especially if you’re looking to get spins in the clubs.
When mastering for loudness you’ll be using tools such as:
- Mid/Side EQ
- Multi-Band compression
- Parallel processing
…along with some other goodies to achieve that “wall of sound” effect that many EDM tracks possess – and can sometimes be very difficult to achieve.
If you’re looking to push your tracks to commercial-level loudness while still maintaining listening quality, this course is for you.
About Your Tutor
Fuad Murad is an experienced music producer and seasoned mixing and mastering engineer who’s knowledge has reached thousands of producers across the world.
He is the founder of Beat Tweaks, an EDM mentorship and tutoring project designed to help aspiring producers learn the ins and outs of EDM production.
His experience spans several topics including sound design, mixing, mastering and even marketing and branding for electronic music producers.
If you’re looking to upgrade your knowledge of audio mastering, sharpen your mastering skills, or dip your feet in the world of mastering for the first time, this course is exactly what you’re looking for.