Mixing For The Kick
It’s every producer and mix engineer’s worse nightmare – you’ve got a stunning vocal and the perfect lead mixed into a killer drop. It’s all coming along great but then there’s that super sad kick that sucks all the energy out of the dancefloor…
It’s time to wake up and learn to make the kind of music you dream about. Get some fresh perspectives on how to mix for the kick with this 8-part video course presented by Echo Sound Works.
In just over an hour you will learn to manipulate the various elements of your track to energize the kick and allow it to drive your track.
AVOID THE PITFALLS – Practical mixing techniques to improve and inspire your music
- PART 1 – Introduction – This video briefly covers the course topics.
- PART 2 – Mixing Philosophy – This video talks about classic mixing engineer’s philosophy and how it can apply in the modern digital age.
- PART 3 – Defining The Low End – In this section, we look at how to define the low end of your mix in regards to the kick and the bass and how they affect each other.
- PART 4 – Gain Staging The Kick – This video will discuss how to properly gain stage your kick with both peak and RMS levels.
Making the Kick King
- PART 5 – Panning Around Center – It might sound weird, but the whole reason we pan things is to strengthen the center of our mixes. When you think like this, you can use panning to improve the quality of your kick.
- PART 6 – Envelope Shaping – This video offers some really unique uses for Envelope shaping.
- PART 7 – Offsetting Values – A fairly basic technique, but when used in the right context it can be a powerful way of opening up the mix for the kick.
- PART 8 – Ducking & Side Chaining – Saved the best for last, these two techniques can be used in almost every song you work on to help make the kick bigger and punchier.
Want Top DJ’s playing your tracks? Get The skills and make it happen!
Lets face it, outside of the vocal and lead sound in a drop if you’re doing EDM, the kick is the most important element of the mix. Packed with professional mix engineer tips and tricks this tutorial course will inspire with plenty of new ways to approach your process. Discover what makes the difference between a track you’re really proud of and one that you think needs more polish.
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!