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EDM Insider Secrets

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    Tutorial 1

    Pre Fader Metering Pt. 1

    3:27

    Understand the importance of gain staging and how to use pre fader metering to avoid clipping and to garner headroom.

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    Tutorial 2

    Pre Fader Metering Pt. 2

    6:31

    A deeper look at managing soft synths in pre fader mode and how to make room for effects plug ins to really shine.

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    Tutorial 3

    Autoloads Pt. 1

    7:22

    Here we look at how to use Logics import function to bring any and all previously created items into your current session be it effects, synths, midi, sends, or even automation.

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    Tutorial 4

    Autoloads Pt. 2

    1:43

    How to save time and avoid having to rebuild common elements from scratch specifically ghostchain triggers.

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    Tutorial 5

    Transform Randomization Pt. 1

    6:11

    A look into Logics elusive Transform window and how it can function to bring out randomization in your midi programming for depth and texture.

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    Tutorial 6

    Transform Randomization Pt. 2

    2:16

    Further technique involving using the randomization from the Transform window to shape and design detailed percussion grooves.

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    Tutorial 7

    Fancy Busses Pt. 1

    6:02

    Going beyond the traditional use of busses for colorization or summing to create unique textures.

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    Tutorial 8

    Fancy Busses Pt. 2

    7:00

    How to send one bus to another bus in order to build a sense of detail and identity.

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    Tutorial 9

    Final Mix Bus

    7:18

    A general suggestion video on what a final mix might look like in terms of your bus section.

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    Tutorial 10

    Customized Template

    7:10

    How to make your bus sections effects available quickly using a readily loadable template.

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    Tutorial 11

    Master Channel Automation Pt. 1

    6:19

    Understanding the benefits of automating effect on the master bus to effect the entire mix for creative effect.

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    Tutorial 12

    Master Channel Automation Pt. 2

    3:46

    An in detail look at combining multiple effects on the master bus to create a bigger drop or transition.

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    Tutorial 13

    Master Channel Automation Pt. 3

    4:48

    An extremely close look at a final master channel automation and general suggestions to ensure clean execution.

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    Tutorial 14

    Parallel Compression Pt. 1

    5:27

    Parallel compression as it pertains to electronic dance music. Here we prep your initial groove for this amazing technique.

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    Tutorial 15

    Parallel Compression Pt. 2

    7:11

    The guts of of how to route and process your groove to achieve this compression style.

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    Tutorial 16

    Parallel Compression Pt. 3

    5:21

    How to take your new parallel compression situation even further using master channel processing.

Pro DJ / EDM Producer Chris Herrera breaks his silence and bestows his EDM secrets in this in-depth video tutorial series. Shot in Logic Pro X, these topics apply to any DAW and are crucial to getting your EDM tracks to sound and feel just like the major releases.

Chris begins with the all-important but sometimes overlooked art of setting levels and pre fader metering, followed by setting up autoloads for fast and efficient session starts, using randomizing features for uniqueness, depth and texture, and how to use busses for colorization and summing.

You'll then explore the function of the final mix bus, building customized templates, master channel automation for creative effect, and the "absolute must" practice of setting up and applying Parallel Compression for authentic sounding EDM grooves.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for detailed info. If you're ready to peek behind the EDM production curtain and make more authentic EDM, check out Chris Herrera’s "EDM Insider Secrets" now.

matt c
Submitted 4 months ago

Awesome Videos!!!!

This has helped me so much. You have shown me how to take things to the next level.

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TVPNYC
Submitted 6 months ago

question about autoloading "SC"——

In video #2... there is a click being used as a side chain for KICK, CLAP and 1&3 notes/hits. These measures are looped at 130bpm... HOWEVER... what happens when you auto load these "SC"s and your bpm is slower or faster? The loops at 120bmmp don't line up. Would appreciate a reply. Cheers for a great series!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

Response from :

Hey there! It's quite simple - after first making your SC ghost triggers, simply hit "F" for Flex then Flex them using "Slicing". That way you can autoload them from any given session and they will automatically import at the desired tempo. This is also helpful if you want to re-quantize them with say, swing. This is covered in great detail in videos 10-14 of my Groove3 series, Produce Signature EDM. Hope that helps!! - Chris Herrera
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Gourav
Submitted 7 months ago

Learnt some really cool things!

As always, Groove 3 helps in honing my skills and this series is no different.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Sound Designer, FL Studio, Cubase, Studio One

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007mike
Submitted 7 months ago

great techniques

anybody not rating this guy a 5 is simply too inexperienced to know why they aren't getting results.

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro

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Pacomusic
Submitted 9 months ago

Definitely some inside info

A lot of times the projects used in tutorial videos don't sound like they'd ever be a real record... not the case here. Lots of real nuggets in this one

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

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Anonymous Subsciber
Submitted 9 months ago

Excellent!

Just finished watching this series. Christopher is a great instructor who explains things clearly. His topics are always intriguing and he presents unconventional but interesting ways of doing things in Logic. I especially liked when he talked about pitching the vocals up by a few cents and how he got that from his guitar playing background. Keep them coming Chris!

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Submitted 10 months ago

Thank you folks for the love on these videos.

I'm into making great tracks and want you to get it shiny.

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eartoyz
Submitted 10 months ago

Great practical tips on EDM production!

Great to view explanations of processing on an actual tracks, buses and master.

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Pugsly
Submitted 10 months ago

Chris Herrera has become my favourite instructor.

Insightful instruction that moves at a perfect pace. Always inspired to produce when I watch Chris's tutorials.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer

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ChukarTasi
Submitted 10 months ago

Title is spot on

I looked into this for gain staging and auto loads. I am not an EDM artist but the info here helped me with my recording to deal with hot tracks from synths/drums for providing headroom and to automate processes to be more efficient with time management. I really liked his clear fast paced instruction.

I am a: Hobbyist

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    tutorial video

    EDM Insider Secrets

    Pro DJ / EDM Producer Chris Herrera breaks his silence and bestows his EDM secrets in this in-depth video tutorial series. Shot in Logic Pro X, these topics apply to any DAW and are crucial to getting your EDM tracks to sound and feel just like the major releases.

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    Logic Pro X - Maximize, Manage & Command

    Designed for the new to intermediate Logic Pro X user, Producer wiz Chris Herrera delivers and incredible video tutorial series covering the best ways to learn when watching tutorials, how to manage sample libraries, and better use Logic’s Channel Strips, Plug-In Manager, Key Commands, as well as powerful Sound Design Workflows!

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    More EDM Insider Secrets

    Pro DJ / EDM Producer Chris Herrera returns with a follow up to his smash hit “EDM Insider Secrets”. Learn tons of awesome tips and tricks that can be applied to any style of Electronic Music, and make better, more interesting tracks and productions today!

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    Producing Signature EDM Tracks

    If you want your EDM tracks to stand out and be instantly recognizable, you need to have your own special “signature” sound. In this video tutorial series, acclaimed EDM producer Chris Herrera shares his techniques for creating your own unique, signature sound.

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    Remixing Vocal EDM

    DJ / EDM Producer Chris Herrera delivers a stunning series on how to remix a vocal based EDM track from start to finish. Chris has included the session from the series plus 5 bonus EDM track stem sets for you to experiment with and practice remixing!

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EDM Insider Secrets is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome Videos!!!! This has helped me so much. You have shown me how to take things to the next level.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from question about autoloading "SC"—— In video #2... there is a click being used as a side chain for KICK, CLAP and 1&3 notes/hits. These measures are looped at 130bpm... HOWEVER... what happens when you auto load these "SC"s and your bpm is slower or faster? The loops at 120bmmp don't line up. Would appreciate a reply. Cheers for a great series!
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Learnt some really cool things! As always, Groove 3 helps in honing my skills and this series is no different.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great techniques anybody not rating this guy a 5 is simply too inexperienced to know why they aren't getting results.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Definitely some inside info A lot of times the projects used in tutorial videos don't sound like they'd ever be a real record... not the case here. Lots of real nuggets in this one
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! Just finished watching this series. Christopher is a great instructor who explains things clearly. His topics are always intriguing and he presents unconventional but interesting ways of doing things in Logic. I especially liked when he talked about pitching the vocals up by a few cents and how he got that from his guitar playing background. Keep them coming Chris!
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Thank you folks for the love on these videos. I'm into making great tracks and want you to get it shiny.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great practical tips on EDM production! Great to view explanations of processing on an actual tracks, buses and master.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Chris Herrera has become my favourite instructor. Insightful instruction that moves at a perfect pace. Always inspired to produce when I watch Chris's tutorials.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Title is spot on I looked into this for gain staging and auto loads. I am not an EDM artist but the info here helped me with my recording to deal with hot tracks from synths/drums for providing headroom and to automate processes to be more efficient with time management. I really liked his clear fast paced instruction.
Date published: 2017-04-17