Mastering can be an elusive subject, but it doesn’t have to be. The streaming age has declared war on the loudness war itself with new LUFS standards, allowing you to maximise the dynamic range of your masters without compromising the size and punch of your mixes in order to stay competitive.
Mastering With Fab Dupont
In this Mastering Case Study, Grammy Award Winning Engineer, Fab Dupont, masters a single for the artist “Effee”, and shows you how to:
Set up Pro Tools for true before and after mastering comparisons
Read dynamic range and LUFS meters
Increase low-end definition with high pass filtering
De-clutter mud and remove harsh frequency buildups with M/S EQ
Open the top end on mixes without adding harshness
Add weight to the bottom end without adding mud
While learning how to make great sounding masters, you’ll also learn about Spotify and other streaming platform’s LUFS Standards as well as how to maximise the dynamic range on your masters.
After you’ve seen how Fab does it, download the original mix and practice what you’ve learned. You’ll also receive versions 1.0 and the louder 2.0 masters that Fab did to compare your work.
Learn how to make large, open sounding, dynamic masters, from Fab Dupont. Only on pureMix.
Equipment & Software
Brainwork bx-Digital V2
FabFilter Pro-L 2
FabFilter Pro-Q 2
MAAT Dynamic Range Meter Mk II
Sonnox Oxford Dynamics
UAD Precision Maximizer
UAD Pultec EQ
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