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EDM Digital Mixing with Analog Results

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    Tutorial 1

    Kick Drum Processing

    5:13

    Learn how to process a solid punchy kick drum in a dense EDM production.

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    Tutorial 2

    Kick Low Parallel Processing

    6:43

    Koen demonstrates how to emphasize the low-end of a kick drum without altering the original's kick drum timbre.

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    Tutorial 3

    Kick Top Parallel Processing

    6:31

    You can enhance the kick drum's attack frequency without altering the original kick drum's timbre.

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    Tutorial 4

    Clap Processing

    5:23

    How to process a clap to give it presence and carve space for the kick drum in the clap.

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    Tutorial 5

    Snare Processing

    4:52

    Craft a hard hitting snare and to carve space for the kick drum in the snare.

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    Tutorial 6

    Clap & Snare Parallel Midrange Processing

    4:50

    Learn how to give the Clap and Snare additional midrange presence without altering the clap or snare’s original timbre.

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    Tutorial 7

    Clap & Snare Parallel Top Processing

    3:47

    Add additional air to the Clap and Snare without altering the Clap and Snare's original timbre.

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    Tutorial 8

    Toms Processing

    3:35

    Koen demonstrates his technique for building solid punchy toms in a dense EDM production.

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    Tutorial 9

    Toms Low Parallel Processing

    5:22

    Learn how to add additional low-end punch to toms without altering the toms original timbre.

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    Tutorial 10

    Toms Top Parallel Processing

    5:46

    Give the toms’ attack a solid punch without altering the toms original timbre.

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    Tutorial 11

    OH Processing

    5:49

    Koen demonstrates how to create those classic EDM “glass hats” and make them shimmer without sounding harsh.

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    Tutorial 12

    Drum Group Processing

    7:13

    Learn how to glue together the drum buss.

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    Tutorial 13

    Drum Group Transient Designer Processing

    4:11

    Add additional punch to the drums for clarity and perceived loudness.

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    Tutorial 14

    Bass Group Processing

    6:05

    Koen explores how to carve out space for the kick and remove low-end rumble and muddiness for a clean and powerful bass.

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    Tutorial 15

    Bass Group Parallel Processing

    4:17

    Learn how to add additional loudness to the bass so it will cut-through on even the smallest of multi-media speakers.

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    Tutorial 16

    Bass Group Sidechain Processing

    2:58

    Create space for both the kick drum and bass.

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    Tutorial 17

    Keyboard Group Processing

    6:18

    Learn the famous EDM pumping technique using sidechain processing.

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    Tutorial 18

    Keyboard Group Sidechain Processing

    3:56

    Learn the famous EDM pumping technique using sidechain processing.

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    Tutorial 19

    EFX Group Processing

    2:30

    Carve out space and make the effects sound huge in a dense EDM production.

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    Tutorial 20

    Vocal Group Processing

    7:00

    Learn to process vocals that cut through the mix.

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    Tutorial 21

    Mix Buss Processing

    5:28

    Glue together the entire mix and add punch, presence, and air for that “radio ready” sound.

Star mixer Koen Heldens has worked on tracks for Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Rhianna, Missy Elliot, and scores more. Koen is in high demand because when he mixes “in the box” it sounds like he’s behind a mega-console with a ton of analog outboard gear. See how Koen does it as he shares some of his juiciest EDM mixing secrets!

Koen approaches mixing in a very organized way, and he starts out on how to process the kick drum in order to get that punchy EDM kick sound.

He then demonstrates how you can craft the perfect snare and clap sounds with punch and presence, and then explores how to process toms, overheads and the drum group, finishing up drum processing duties.

Moving to the rest of the instruments, Koen demonstrates how to process the bass group using both sidechain and parallel processing, followed by how to create wide, cinematic club keyboard sounds, and how to carve out space for effects.

How to use groups and group parallel processing to give vocals a lift is next, and Koen concludes his series with a video on mix bus processing to give everything that final, radio-ready sheen.

Whether you’ve just started mixing EDM music, or you’re an experienced mixer looking for some pro tips from one of the best, watch “EDM Digital Mixing with Analog Results” today!

Matheus
Submitted 11 months ago

Very nice!

Thank you for this knowlegde.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Mastering Facility, Ableton Live

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Seedyrivers
Submitted 2 years ago

Great insight into EDM track processing!

If your new to mixing EDM his explanation and descriptive reasons for application of certain techniques is incredible. For the more advanced student alot of the information is just great review with real application.

I am a: Student, Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music? - From an early age on I attended a local music school. Later on in my teenage years I started dabbling with music production/composition software on our family computer. 2. What training have you had? - At the tender age of 6 I started attending a local school of music and after my high school I attended School for Audio Engineering (SAE). 3. When did you get into recording? - Through my study at SAE I started to intern at a local commercial recording studio as assistant engineer. 4. People you have worked with/for? - Most notably previously managed by JVU Entertainment/ Timbaland Productions and currently signed to GRAMMY nominated producer and Dr. Dre's right hand man Dem Jointz. People we have worked with include: Beyonce, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez among others. 5. Why are you so good at training people? - The love for my art and the ability to translate both, the creative and technical side of things in an understandable matter.

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    EDM Digital Mixing with Analog Results

    Star mixer Koen Heldens has worked on tracks for Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Rhianna, Missy Elliot, and scores more. Koen is in high demand because when he mixes “in the box” it sounds like he’s behind a mega-console with a ton of analog outboard gear. See how Koen does it as he shares some of his juiciest EDM mixing secrets!

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EDM Digital Mixing with Analog Results is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very nice! Thank you for this knowlegde.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great insight into EDM track processing! If your new to mixing EDM his explanation and descriptive reasons for application of certain techniques is incredible. For the more advanced student alot of the information is just great review with real application.
Date published: 2016-05-12