5 TIPS TO A BETTER EDM MIX
Take a step back from the production suite to discuss techniques that can make you work smarter and approach your productions in a more effective way.
In this tutorial, Echo Sound Works dishes out 5 of his favorite tips and tricks that will help you quickly get a better mix.
Geared for any genre of EDM these tips will hep you improve your mixes and give you an inside understanding of workflow processes and ‘why’ ‘what’ gets done ‘when’.
Must-see viewing no matter what level you’re at.
Challenge the way you think. Improve the way you work
At just under 40 minutes Echosoundworks talks through some of the methods he’s picked up through years of design, production and teaching experience. If you want to be at the top of your game and if you plan to stay there, it’s important to keep evolving, this new course series helps you challenge the way you work so you can keep climbing to new musical heights.
5 Killer Tips Explained and Demonstrated
TIP #1 – Doing Nothing is Still Something – This idea expands on the notion of less is more.
TIP #2 – Side Chain Ducking – This is one of my favorite mix techniques to create separation from conflicting instruments and frequencies.
TIP #3 – Pan Arrangement – Arrangement is usually just thought of as the movement between sections or themes in a song. However, you can have mixing elements like pan/stereo imaging play into the arrangement as well.
TIP #4 – Carving Out Home Frequencies – I like to take a very common practice of paining frequencies by using an equalizer to cut frequencies, but I work backwards. I find the most important element(s) of my mix and then carve around those cutting frequencies of other instruments.
TIP #5 – Limiting Important Sounds – The use of a limiter seems to be a taboo thing these days. Most of use are taught to only use limiters on drums and in the mastering process. But sometimes using a little of limiting on a lead or bass goes a long way.
About Your Tutor
Echo Sound Works is a sound designer and music producer and one of ADSR’s lead tutors for massivesynth.com and sylenthtutorials.com
He is the creator of the best selling sound sets Massive Beast V.1, Melbourne Anthems, EDM Drops V.1 and Future EDM V.1.
He has produced music in multiple genres including EDM, singer songwriter and pop ands had his music placed everywhere from VH1 and MTV to ABC Family and Lionsgate.
Professional instruction from a working producer. It’s like having your own private tutor!