Mixing Tutorial

Mixing Electronic Music

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24 Videos | Length: 3hr 55min 4sec
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Chapter 1 : Setting Up and Getting Started

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    The track is Kirsty Hawkshaw vs Kinky Roland - Fine Day Reloaded released on Loverush Digital

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    Track Overview

    Find out a bit about the track we'll be working on for the series. Go over some of the plugins and learn why this isn't the 'only way' to mix.

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    Organizing Tracks

    See how to shuffle and arrange your tracks into groups that make sense to you.

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    Setting up the Sidechain

    See how to set up a sidechain to use for creative and mix effects.

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    Naming Aux Tracks

    Set up the names for the Aux/Bus tracks you might need later on.

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    Aux Setup Pt. 1

    Learn how to load up your Aux/Bus tracks with the effects needed for the mix so you don't have to stop during the mix!

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    Aux Setup Pt. 2

    Continue to pile on the effect plug-ins to make your mix shine.

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    Master Bus Setup

    See how to setup the sometimes controversial compressor and some other enhancing plugins on the master bus.

Chapter 2 : Drums and Bass

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    Kick Drum

    Get started at the foundation of dance music, the kick drum!

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    Rough Mix

    Discover how easy it is to set up a rough mix of your entire drum section.

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    Reverb & Compression

    Learn how to set up drum bus compression and reverb for your drums.

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    EQ & More

    Go through the various single drum tracks, applying EQ and clipping peaks to get your drums loud!

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    Bongo Adjustments

    Transform the low end gobbling Bongos into spacious percussive elements.

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    Tame an overbearing offbeat stab, fitting it into the groove of the drums.

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    Low End Theory

    Explore the sound design of the main baseline & work an accent baseline into the mix.

Chapter 3 : Synths and Vocals

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    Rough Full Mix & Vocals

    See how to rough out the rest of the mix by bringing in the remaining tracks.

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    Work all the synths and main riffs into the mix.

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    Pads & Strings

    Fill out those breakdown moments with pads and strings.

Chapter 4 : Final Tweaking

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    Start to add the fairy dust to the track in the form of whooshes, sweeps and builds.

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    Vocal Tweaks

    Touch up the compression and get rid of some pesky frequencies with the vocal.

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    FX Tweaks

    A bit of balancing between the riffs and effects.

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    Kick & Bass Compression

    Helping the low end guys to play nice together.

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    See how plug-in automation can turn blah into yeehaw.

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    The Final Review

    Go through the entire track and do a bit of home mastering.

Product Overview

World-class remixer extraordinaire Timothy Allan is back with a series that will reveal all there is to make a huge, modern sounding electronic dance track right in your DAW. He begins with his remix of the classic dance track "Fine Day" in raw, multi-track form, and mixes from the bottom up, showing you all of his trade secrets along the way.

Shown in Logic, but applicable to any DAW, Tim covers the basics first, such as organizing the session, setting up sidechains, aux tracks for effects and the master bus configuration. Next, he works the kick drum, then whips up a rough mix, and hones in on all the individual elements such as vocals, percussion, synths, bass, pads and strings. He then wraps it up with vocal and effect tweaks that make huge differences in the mix, special kick and bass compression, automation and more.

If you're striving for that "radio ready" sound and a mix that sounds huge in the clubs, this collection of video tutorials is a must see. After absorbing and applying Tim's techniques, your electronic music tracks will sound more professional and stand out in the sea of music productions.

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Mixing Electronic Music is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Straight forward and easy to follow Awesome set of videos. To the point, easy to follow for beginners, really good tips and instructions that can be applied to any track. Logical workflow.
Date published: 2021-05-06
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Helpful indeed. Haven't gotten much time to look around, but i will when i get off work. So far so good. Much to digest in this trial period.
Date published: 2020-10-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super Useful Stuff. Thanks groove3. That was a really useful series for me. By the way it is pronounced MOOG and not Mooooog... at least thats how Bob says it.https://www.google.com/search?q=how+do+you+pronounce+moog&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS732US732&oq=how+do+you+pronounce+MOOG&aqs=chrome.0.0l6.6238j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#kpvalbx=1
Date published: 2019-06-18
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from Unorganised Guy was unorganised and messy, got a good result but committed a lot of bad habits so I wouldn't recommend for beginners.
Date published: 2019-05-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Detailed and Clear This has really helped me know small and big things i was missing in the mixing process. Hats off to the instructor for this great tutorial.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Classic Track! Awesome remix :D Love his tutorial on mixing around the kick. I've been mixing for a little now and this tutorial has helped me with fitting drums into the right spots, getting the kick and bass to punch through my mix without all the mud and low end. It's nice to hear a progressive trance remix on here!
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice guy, talkative, funny. Also not that kind of my wow-song, it's interesting and funny to watch. Thank you very much. Sound-quality is very good.
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from So helpful! I received so much out of this. Tim is a real pleasure to follow as he takes his raw stems and turns them into a polished mix. I learned a great deal about compression, eq, filtering, and creative use of effects. The sections on kick and bass, and getting them to sit nicely together, were especially useful. I will be purchasing this one for sure.
Date published: 1969-12-31
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