Mixing Tutorial

Mixing Electronic Music

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Chapter 1 : Setting Up and Getting Started

  • Introduction 1:39


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

  • Track Overview 6:06

    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.

  • Organizing Tracks 7:07

    Organizing Tracks

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

  • Setting up the Sidechain 2:48

    Setting up the Sidechain

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

  • Naming Aux Tracks 3:37

    Naming Aux Tracks

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

  • Aux Setup Pt. 1 9:58

    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!

  • Aux Setup Pt. 2 6:22

    Aux Setup Pt. 2

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

  • Master Bus Setup 4:23

    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

  • Kick Drum 10:08

    Kick Drum

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

  • Rough Mix 11:12

    Rough Mix

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

  • Reverb & Compression 11:02

    Reverb & Compression

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

  • EQ & More 11:45

    EQ & More

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

  • Bongo Adjustments 8:15

    Bongo Adjustments

    Transform the low end gobbling Bongos into spacious percussive elements.

  • ComboThwack 7:28


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

  • Low End Theory 15:03

    Low End Theory

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

Chapter 3 : Synths and Vocals

  • Rough Full Mix & Vocals 14:23

    Rough Full Mix & Vocals

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

  • Synths 32:34


    Work all the synths and main riffs into the mix.

  • Pads & Strings 10:33

    Pads & Strings

    Fill out those breakdown moments with pads and strings.

Chapter 4 : Final Tweaking

  • Effects 15:19


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

  • Vocal Tweaks 6:50

    Vocal Tweaks

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

  • FX Tweaks 5:57

    FX Tweaks

    A bit of balancing between the riffs and effects.

  • Kick & Bass Compression 10:06

    Kick & Bass Compression

    Helping the low end guys to play nice together.

  • Automation 12:21


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

  • The Final Review 10:08

    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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