Setting Up and Getting Started
The track is Kirsty Hawkshaw vs Kinky Roland - Fine Day Reloaded released on Loverush Digital
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.
See how to shuffle and arrange your tracks into groups that make sense to you.
Setting up the Sidechain2:48
See how to set up a sidechain to use for creative and mix effects.
Naming Aux Tracks3:37
Set up the names for the Aux/Bus tracks you might need later on.
Aux Setup Pt. 19:58
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!
Aux Setup Pt. 26:22
Continue to pile on the effect plug-ins to make your mix shine.
Master Bus Setup4:23
See how to setup the sometimes controversial compressor and some other enhancing plugins on the master bus.
Drums and Bass
Get started at the foundation of dance music, the kick drum!
Discover how easy it is to set up a rough mix of your entire drum section.
Reverb & Compression11:02
Learn how to set up drum bus compression and reverb for your drums.
EQ & More11:45
Go through the various single drum tracks, applying EQ and clipping peaks to get your drums loud!
Transform the low end gobbling Bongos into spacious percussive elements.
Tame an overbearing offbeat stab, fitting it into the groove of the drums.
Low End Theory15:03
Explore the sound design of the main baseline & work an accent baseline into the mix.
Synths and Vocals
Rough Full Mix & Vocals14:23
See how to rough out the rest of the mix by bringing in the remaining tracks.
Work all the synths and main riffs into the mix.
Pads & Strings10:33
Fill out those breakdown moments with pads and strings.
Start to add the fairy dust to the track in the form of whooshes, sweeps and builds.
Touch up the compression and get rid of some pesky frequencies with the vocal.
A bit of balancing between the riffs and effects.
Kick & Bass Compression10:06
Helping the low end guys to play nice together.
See how plug-in automation can turn blah into yeehaw.
The Final Review10:08
Go through the entire track and do a bit of home mastering.
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.
Submitted 5 months ago
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.
I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro
Submitted 8 months ago
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.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Sound Designer, FL Studio, Cubase, Studio One
Submitted 1 year ago
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!
I am a: Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician
Submitted 2 years ago
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.
I am a: Producer, Professional, Musician, Sound for Film/TV
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