I’ve spent years refining my signature mastering chain and spent every penny I’ve earned back into the business to get to the point where this chain has produced stellar masters for countless artists that I’ve been lucky enough to work with. I can’t tell you how many plugins I’ve purchased and gone through over the last decade alone to get to this point. I’ll be lucky if I ever make that investment back, but here’s the real kicker…
With the launch of my special challenge project – The Mastering Gauntlet, I’m challenging producers and artists to shift their mindset and think smarter. Why spend thousands of dollars on plugins that only get you that extra 1%? If you follow anyone successful in the music business, they’ll tell you that just putting out music, and staying consistent with acting on your goals is how you build success. I’m just as guilty as the next person when it comes to over-investing to chase that final 1%. The truth is, nowadays, the stock plugins that come with modern DAWs are so powerful that you can absolutely achieve commercial-quality results without having to spend any more of your hard-earned cash! So, I decided to challenge myself by attempting to rebuild my signature chain with Ableton’s stock plugins.
You don’t have to take my word for it, though. You can download this free mastering chain for Cakewalk’s pro-channel strip. To download, you can simply enter “$0” in the name your price field to download for free, but if you feel like donating a little something for all of the hard work and effort over years of honing in this specific chain, and now not just giving it away – but providing walkthrough guides on how the chain is set up to work… That would be just super helpful and I would greatly appreciate your support!