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Mixing Electronic Music with Native Instruments

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    Prep & Balance

    Prior to mixing, take a look at how the session is organized so you can easily navigate around the project, as well as get a feel for the piece of music before diving in.

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    Drums

    Fabio takes apart the drums and starts applying broad strokes using the Solid Series as your main tool. Deciphering what is the driving part of the rhythm section is a useful way of getting the track to feel punchy and dominant.

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    Vocals

    As this is a vocal track, the lead singer will take center stage. Have a look at how to achieve that using multiple VC compressors alongside the vintage modeled EQ?s.

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    Bass

    The 808 bass provides us with a modern touch, and we work out how to get it to sit accordingly with the kick drum, while still ensuring that it is audible on smaller systems. We also take a first look here at the Vari Comp for some much needed character.

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    Guitars

    Using the Solid Series and some stock reverb, we work out how to push the guitars further back into the mix while retaining their strength, but allowing space for the vocals.

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    Keys

    The keys play an important part in the emotional role of this track, so we look to minimize the clinical EQ?ing effect by using the Passive EQ for the first time in this tutorial.

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    Pads

    The pads are great for sustain but mask the vocal ever so slightly. Again, using the Passive EQ we find the appropriate cut to allow the vocals to retain center stage.

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    Plucks

    Using the VC160 for the first time, we use this compressor in an unorthodox manner to increase movement while controlling the dynamics.

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    Synths

    The synths all group together in the breakdown in order to evoke the much needed tension, and we control the sounds with the VC2A alongside some clever automation, to enhance the push and release into the final chorus.

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    FX

    The groups of white noise, foley sounds and riser are now balanced in a subtle way to help the transitions of each section. We also take a look at widening these sounds with the M/S mode on the Passive EQ.

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    Mastering & Outro

    Wrapping it up, take a first look at the Bus Comp and the mastering chain for some final control on the entire mix. Some basic cuts alongside some character driven FX allow for a more complete sounding mix. We also take a final listen to the track from start to finish.

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Studio expert Fabio Lendrum delivers an in-depth Mixing Electronic Music with Native Instruments plug-ins video tutorial series! Watch how to mix a electronic music track from start to finish using NI plug-ins. These videos are designed for beginner / intermediate producers and mixers looking for insight when mixing this genre with NI plug-ins. Also included are the individual tracks used in the videos so you can follow along on your DAW.

Starting it all off Fabio welcomes you and discusses what you’ll be learning regarding using the Native Instruments Premium Tube, Solid and VC Series plug-ins for mixing the brilliant track by Sixth Floor Memories, "Love is No Game”. You'll then start with preparing and balancing the tracks, as well as organize them so you can easily navigate around the project. Fabio then plays the track so you can get a feel for the piece of music before starting the mix.

Next, Fabio starts with the drums, applying broad strokes with the Solid Series plug-ins, including deciphering what is the driving part of the rhythm section, and how to make it feel punchy and dominant. Then it's over to the vocals and you'll explore how to make them take center stage using multiple VC compressors alongside the vintage modeled EQ’s.

Throughout the rest of the videos you'll learn how to sculpt and hone the Bass, Guitars, Keys, Pads, Plucks, Synth tracks and FX so they fit perfectly with each other, creating a cohesive, modern mix perfect for Electronic Music. Wrapping it up, Fabio also reveals how to use the Bus Comp and a mastering chain for final control on the entire mix and more!

To see what these comprehensive Electronic Music mixing tutorials show you, and how you can mix your Electronic Music tracks using the powerful plug-ins from Native Instruments, see the individual Electronic Music mixing video tutorial descriptions on this page. Step up your EM mixes now... Watch "Mixing Electronic Music with Native Instruments" today!


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Martello
Submitted 5 months ago

Great

very interesting and clear


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HardDiskMusic
Submitted 10 months ago

Here you get an intro to mix every track to a song! Well done show!

I like this! It maybe is made for beginners, but I like this anyway. - I am been mixing in many years. He shows each track with Eq compress etc on vocal, synth, keys drum etc which plug in you can use and gives lots of tips all the way. I think it is suitable for beginners, but also for those who have been mixing for a couple of years, as he gives many experienced tips. Note! If you do not have NI plug-ins, there is no obstacle to using the plug-in you have. A little comment; The teacher's voice is sometimes too far from the microphone, but becomes more stable into the course. A compressing plug in had probably solved the problem ...

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase


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Martello
Submitted 5 months ago

Great

very interesting and clear

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HardDiskMusic
Submitted 10 months ago

Here you get an intro to mix every track to a song! Well done show!

I like this! It maybe is made for beginners, but I like this anyway. - I am been mixing in many years. He shows each track with Eq compress etc on vocal, synth, keys drum etc which plug in you can use and gives lots of tips all the way. I think it is suitable for beginners, but also for those who have been mixing for a couple of years, as he gives many experienced tips. Note! If you do not have NI plug-ins, there is no obstacle to using the plug-in you have. A little comment; The teacher's voice is sometimes too far from the microphone, but becomes more stable into the course. A compressing plug in had probably solved the problem ...

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase

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Fabio Lendrum is a singer, songwriter, producer and mixing engineer who has worked along side some of the biggest names in music including Dallas Austin (Michael Jackson, Kelis), Rick Nowles (Nelly Furtado, Lykke Li, Stevie Knicks), and Kool Kojak (Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida). Since 15 years of age, Fabio crafted his talent and was signed to Metrophonics and Warner Records where he was able to explore songwriting and production on a highly professional level. After a year of working in LA he decided to move away from songwriting and focused more on production and engineering. His success continued to prevail as he signed records to Big Beat, ViVa (Steve Lawler) and D-Vine (Sam Divine) as well as getting recognition on BBC Radio 1 (Pete Tong) and Kiss FM. Fabio is also very familiar with the London DJ circuit having played in all the major clubs (Fabric, Building Six, XOYO, KOKO, SeOne). His career has also progressed onto working part time at Subbass Academy and gaining the role of head tutor within 1 year of working there. Since being there he has written all the Logic level Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced courses as well as the Roland Aira Academy course which is issued all over Europe. Fabio's personal focus is now on making underground house music and techno but he still mixes and masters a wide variety of music including Hip-Hop, Pop and World music. More recently he has worked with Dyme (Warner), A-Minor (Ministry of Sound) and Tay Salem (Red Bull Music). Based in Kennington, he has started his own studio which is perfect for recording vocals, producing, mixing and mastering and is able to deliver a finished product every time.

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    Mixing Electronic Music with Native Instruments

    Studio expert Fabio Lendrum delivers an in-depth Mixing Electronic Music with Native Instruments plug-ins video tutorial series! Watch how to mix a electronic music track from start to finish using NI plug-ins. These videos are designed for beginner / intermediate producers and mixers looking for insight when mixing this genre with NI plug-ins. Also included are the individual tracks used in the videos so you can follow along on your DAW.

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Mixing Electronic Music with Native Instruments is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great very interesting and clear
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Here you get an intro to mix every track to a song! Well done show! I like this! It maybe is made for beginners, but I like this anyway. - I am been mixing in many years. He shows each track with Eq compress etc on vocal, synth, keys drum etc which plug in you can use and gives lots of tips all the way. I think it is suitable for beginners, but also for those who have been mixing for a couple of years, as he gives many experienced tips. Note! If you do not have NI plug-ins, there is no obstacle to using the plug-in you have. A little comment; The teacher's voice is sometimes too far from the microphone, but becomes more stable into the course. A compressing plug in had probably solved the problem ...
Date published: 2020-02-05
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