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Top Ten EDM Do's

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    Tutorial 1

    Objective Master EQ

    5:27

    Improve your master EQ by referencing against pink noise to ensure the mids and mid-highs are appropriately balanced.

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    Tutorial 2

    Cleaner Sidechain

    4:45

    Set up cleaner sidechain compression by through use of lookahead mode.

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    Tutorial 3

    Vocal Sample

    4:11

    Use at least one vocal sample with an identifiable word or phrase (and ideally use this to name the track)

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    Tutorial 4

    Lively Filter Sweeps

    4:38

    Create more lively filter sweeps by using LFO modulation.

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    Tutorial 5

    Tune Kicks

    9:44

    Tune kicks to the key of the track.

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    Tutorial 6

    Monitoring Volume

    6:22

    Adjust monitoring volume every 10 minutes or so (explain why, using Fletcher-Munson curves).

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    Tutorial 7

    Sends Only Sidechain

    8:26

    Use a cleaner kick to trigger your sidechain compression, especially if your main kick is long or wobbly.

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    Tutorial 8

    Levels Relative to Kick

    7:58

    Set your levels relative to the kick.

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    Tutorial 9

    Mix Through Band Pass

    6:11

    Mix through a band pass filter to focus on certain bands of frequencies, and make sure the spirit of the track comes through each band.

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    Tutorial 10

    Headroom for MP3

    6:50

    Leave about 1db of headroom (using 'ceiling' on the limiter) on final wav to allow for conversion to mp3/aac.

Adam Pollard aka Multiplier returns in this power packed video tutorial series of best practices for producing modern, cutting edge EDM music. You'll learn 10 of the most important things to do in your EDM tracks that will make your productions legit and for real!

The series begins with a primer on how to reference your master EQ to pink noise to insure that your mids are balanced, how to do clean sidechain compression, followed by how to use at least one vocal sample with an identifiable phrase as part of your track to give it focus.

Multiplier then shows you how to do lively filter sweeps using LFO modulation and how to tune your kick drum to the key of your track.

Moving on, Multiplier explains why it's important for you to adjust your monitoring volume every twenty minutes or so, and how to use a sends-only sidechain to clean up your kick.

After that you'll explore how to set your track levels relative to the kick drum, as well as how to mix through band pass filters to focus on specific frequencies that bring out the spirit of your track in each band.

Finally, Multiplier discusses why you need to leave headroom for the inevitable mp3/AAC conversion of your track and the best way to do it.

If you're new to producing EDM music, or an experienced hand looking for a series of best practices, don't miss "Top Ten EDM Do's" today!

Eugenio Jedi Martinez
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Thank you !

Really good information, very useful !

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Gazelle
Submitted 10 months ago

Very helpful workflows

These short video's are really helpful, because they target some of the questions I am facing while making my tracks. I am a beginner and I am always wondering how loud the kick and the other elements around it should be. The video 'Levels relative to kick' really answers this question in a way that suits me very well. The answer is very practical and you will come far even by only looking at the meters. That is really great because I have not a good feeling/ears for music. (I am only making music because I like it, not because I am good at it) And that is just one video out of ten that is very helpful. I am a beginner, but I guess that even more advanced producers probably do not know all these practical insights/workflows. So this series can be useful for everyone.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Ableton Live, Logic Pro

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Dave Tea
Submitted 1 year ago

Useful tips for beginners

This series has some great techniques that would otherwise take ages to figure out by yourself - really helpful stuff and clear.

I am a: Beginner, Producer, Ableton Live

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AO115
Submitted 1 year ago

Great TIps

The mastering tips were a pleasant surprise that can really refine your mix. Great info overall!

I am a: Semi-Pro

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Shockwave
Submitted 1 year ago

Where are the Skrillex jokes?

I came here for the Skrillex jokes, but you taught me how to mix like a pro. Like always, you've brought some quality content. I have watched so many videos on groove3, I am still looking for an opportunity to give something a 4 star rating...

I am a: Semi-Pro, Mastering Facility, Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician, Beat Maker

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Charley
Submitted 2 years ago

A bit more than basics

I watched this video more than once. in fact i watch it every time i start a new song from scratch. It reminds me of the Do´s and Don´t again.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer, Student

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243AM
Submitted 2 years ago

Adam Pollard is a Great Asset to Groove3

This is guy is good! Sure he has the English equivalent of a Chicago accent, but to me, he's far more interesting, more straight-forward, easier-to-understand, has less in-video voice-over edits/jumps, delivers quality messages, and repeats and emphasizes things much better than some of the other content authors! Overall, I thought this was a great video set when coupled with the "Top Ten EDM's Don'ts" video series. Good job Adam! A+

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist

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garethb
Submitted 2 years ago

useful, practical tips to get the best production

really great tips and tricks to get the best out of your production, learned some really important must do's from this tutorial, practical, useful and informative

I am a: Producer

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Hackzalot
Submitted 2 years ago

Very good tutorial!

Multiplier goes over several things that are good to have when producing EDM, there's some new things I didn't knew or haven't paid attention before, but with these tutorials things are now clearer for me

I am a: Producer, Beat Maker

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Maxvic
Submitted 2 years ago

Quick and easy tips

Like it. Something really new to me. Quick and easy tips. Interesting and useful thanks

I am a: Producer

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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 Do's is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Thank you ! Really good information, very useful !
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful workflows These short video's are really helpful, because they target some of the questions I am facing while making my tracks. I am a beginner and I am always wondering how loud the kick and the other elements around it should be. The video 'Levels relative to kick' really answers this question in a way that suits me very well. The answer is very practical and you will come far even by only looking at the meters. That is really great because I have not a good feeling/ears for music. (I am only making music because I like it, not because I am good at it) And that is just one video out of ten that is very helpful. I am a beginner, but I guess that even more advanced producers probably do not know all these practical insights/workflows. So this series can be useful for everyone.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Useful tips for beginners This series has some great techniques that would otherwise take ages to figure out by yourself - really helpful stuff and clear.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great TIps The mastering tips were a pleasant surprise that can really refine your mix. Great info overall!
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Where are the Skrillex jokes? I came here for the Skrillex jokes, but you taught me how to mix like a pro. Like always, you've brought some quality content. I have watched so many videos on groove3, I am still looking for an opportunity to give something a 4 star rating...
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A bit more than basics I watched this video more than once. in fact i watch it every time i start a new song from scratch. It reminds me of the Do´s and Don´t again.
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Adam Pollard is a Great Asset to Groove3 This is guy is good! Sure he has the English equivalent of a Chicago accent, but to me, he's far more interesting, more straight-forward, easier-to-understand, has less in-video voice-over edits/jumps, delivers quality messages, and repeats and emphasizes things much better than some of the other content authors! Overall, I thought this was a great video set when coupled with the "Top Ten EDM's Don'ts" video series. Good job Adam! A+
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from useful, practical tips to get the best production really great tips and tricks to get the best out of your production, learned some really important must do's from this tutorial, practical, useful and informative
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very good tutorial! Multiplier goes over several things that are good to have when producing EDM, there's some new things I didn't knew or haven't paid attention before, but with these tutorials things are now clearer for me
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Quick and easy tips Like it. Something really new to me. Quick and easy tips. Interesting and useful thanks
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very practical! This tutorial is very hands on and gives specific ideas that every producer needs to pay attention to.
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Up there with the best of tutorials. I can highly recommend not only this tutorial, but also Multiplier as an excellent tutor. Thanks Multiplier, I'm excited and eager to put what I learned into my LogicProX projects.
Date published: 2016-03-21