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Top Ten EDM Don'ts

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    Intro

    Multiplier welcomes you to this course and explains what all he'll be going over in this tutorial.

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    Set Bass Level Too High or Too Low

    Don't set the bass level too high (the sub bass fundamental should hit around -6db on the master).

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    Sidechain Compress Just Bass to Kick

    Use sidechain compression, but not just on the bass; sidechain compress everything to the kick.

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    Make Your Track Too Loud

    Pay attention to perceived loudness; don’t make your tracks too loud!

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    Use Genre Inappropriate Drums

    Use genre appropriate kicks and snares.

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    Discontinuities

    Don't overlook clicks from discontinuities.

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    Over Process Drum Samples

    Sample pack drums are already compressed/eq’d; no need to do it a second time.

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    Clipping the Master

    Don't clip the master, but also know where it’s ok to clip.

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    Reference on Great Speakers

    Referencing your tracks on horrible speakers can help you ensure your ideas are musically interesting.

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    Overlook Attack

    Add a percussive attack to the first 30 ms of synths to help define the start of new notes.

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    Don't Just Use Sample Packs

    Don’t just use sample packs, record your own samples.

Product Overview


Adam Pollard, aka Multiplier, returns in this in-depth video tutorial series teaching you how to avoid common pitfalls and “gotchas” when creating cutting edge EDM music. With these tried and true tips, you’ll learn to make pumping tracks that avoid tired cliches!

The series begins by teaching you proper ways to set bass levels, followed by an explanation as to why you should sidechain compress the entire production, not just the bass.

Multiplier warns you not to not create tracks that are too loud, to use genre appropriate kicks and snares, and also cautions not to overlook clicks from sample discontinuities. In addition, Multiplier warns not to over-process samples from a pack, and not to clip the master.

Multiplier also demonstrates where it’s recommended for you to clip tracks, and to reference your tracks not just on high quality monitors, but really horrible monitors as well, to reveal other potential flaws.

In conclusion, Multiplier shows you how to add percussive attack to synths, and cautions against relying solely on sample packs, advising EDM producers to record their own samples.

If you’re new to creating EDM music, or an experienced producer wanting to ensure you don’t fall into common missteps, don’t miss “Top Ten EDM Don’ts” today!


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Eugenio Jedi Martinez
Submitted 2 years ago

Really Good to Know

Very useful and to the point, excellent tips and examples


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Submitted 2 years ago

Fantastic

This is a born teacher.


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Landmoler
Submitted 2 years ago

A few interesting things...

Probably very good for an EDM newbie. I picked up a couple of interesting tips so, yeah, it's ok :-)

I am a: Hobbyist


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hybridchildren
Submitted 3 years ago

Super helpful/wisdom

He's a natural teacher.


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theSoulBelow
Submitted 3 years ago

You probably DON'T know how good this is

I have to say this was some of THE MOST helpful and yet most underrated/unknown faux pas (gaff, cliche, whatev). Great tutorial and really inspiring. Thanks.

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


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Submitted 3 years ago

Nice and clear

Some of the tips are basic and I think he could do a longer series with more advanced tips. The demonstrations are pretty good

I am a: Producer, Musician, Sound Designer, Hobbyist


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CFJ1
Submitted 3 years ago

Bass level info is super powerful!

This is a really accessible super applicable video. There's an absence of filler. The information on setting bass levels has really influenced my mixing. He identifies the unifying feature in all pro level dance music/bass orientated productions. Worth 3 times the cost for this alone. It stopped me making poor decisions in my bass mixes.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Musician, Sound for Film/TV


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HOOOPS
Submitted 3 years ago

Excellent!

Perfect tricks for any genre of Dance Music. Thank you!

I am a: Professional


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garethb
Submitted 3 years ago

another good collection of tips and tricks

enjoy some of these invaluable tips, ones that are real useful in all productions.

I am a: Producer


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Falconj1
Submitted 3 years ago

Great Topics

I was really surprised to hear all the don't do. He clarified a lot. I wanted to keep those pointers so I brought this course. Glad to learn.

I am a: Beginner


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Eugenio Jedi Martinez
Submitted 2 years ago

Really Good to Know

Very useful and to the point, excellent tips and examples

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10K
Submitted 2 years ago

Fantastic

This is a born teacher.

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Landmoler
Submitted 2 years ago

A few interesting things...

Probably very good for an EDM newbie. I picked up a couple of interesting tips so, yeah, it's ok :-)

I am a: Hobbyist

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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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hybridchildren
Submitted 3 years ago

Super helpful/wisdom

He's a natural teacher.

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theSoulBelow
Submitted 3 years ago

You probably DON'T know how good this is

I have to say this was some of THE MOST helpful and yet most underrated/unknown faux pas (gaff, cliche, whatev). Great tutorial and really inspiring. Thanks.

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

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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login
Submitted 3 years ago

Nice and clear

Some of the tips are basic and I think he could do a longer series with more advanced tips. The demonstrations are pretty good

I am a: Producer, Musician, Sound Designer, Hobbyist

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

CFJ1
Submitted 3 years ago

Bass level info is super powerful!

This is a really accessible super applicable video. There's an absence of filler. The information on setting bass levels has really influenced my mixing. He identifies the unifying feature in all pro level dance music/bass orientated productions. Worth 3 times the cost for this alone. It stopped me making poor decisions in my bass mixes.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Musician, Sound for Film/TV

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

HOOOPS
Submitted 3 years ago

Excellent!

Perfect tricks for any genre of Dance Music. Thank you!

I am a: Professional

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

garethb
Submitted 3 years ago

another good collection of tips and tricks

enjoy some of these invaluable tips, ones that are real useful in all productions.

I am a: Producer

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Falconj1
Submitted 3 years ago

Great Topics

I was really surprised to hear all the don't do. He clarified a lot. I wanted to keep those pointers so I brought this course. Glad to learn.

I am a: Beginner

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started producing music just over 5 years ago, right about when Skrillex's Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP dropped.

2. What training have you had?

I'm fully self-taught, and haven't had any formal training. I use online resources and learn a lot by talking to other producers about how they do things too.

3. When did you get into recording?

(same answer as number 1)

4. People you have worked with/for?

DJTechTools, iZotope, Output, CAPSUN Pro Audio, Loopmasters, Plugin Boutique, Industrial Strength, 5Pin Media

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I've had a lot of experience in the EDM space, from producing tracks and sample packs that have charted on sites like Beatport, through to DJing internationally and running a record label. And on the training side I've produced thousands of tutorials, and also tutor people one to one.

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Top Ten EDM Don'ts is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 10 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really Good to Know Very useful and to the point, excellent tips and examples
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic This is a born teacher.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from A few interesting things... Probably very good for an EDM newbie. I picked up a couple of interesting tips so, yeah, it's ok :-)
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super helpful/wisdom He's a natural teacher.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from You probably DON'T know how good this is I have to say this was some of THE MOST helpful and yet most underrated/unknown faux pas (gaff, cliche, whatev). Great tutorial and really inspiring. Thanks.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice and clear Some of the tips are basic and I think he could do a longer series with more advanced tips. The demonstrations are pretty good
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Bass level info is super powerful! This is a really accessible super applicable video. There's an absence of filler. The information on setting bass levels has really influenced my mixing. He identifies the unifying feature in all pro level dance music/bass orientated productions. Worth 3 times the cost for this alone. It stopped me making poor decisions in my bass mixes.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! Perfect tricks for any genre of Dance Music. Thank you!
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from another good collection of tips and tricks enjoy some of these invaluable tips, ones that are real useful in all productions.
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Topics I was really surprised to hear all the don't do. He clarified a lot. I wanted to keep those pointers so I brought this course. Glad to learn.
Date published: 2016-06-04
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