Dance Music Production Dimensional Mixing TUTORiAL
For this highly anticipated volume we examine the theory and practice of dimensional mixing within electronic dance music.
This is much more than your typical mixing tutorial; here we not only discuss the basic mixing techniques we also introduce and examine the theory of gain structure, mixing desks, busses, VCA groups, ear training, visual mixing and how to introduce an added dimension to your sound.
Spread over 2 discs the tutorial begins with an introduction to gain structure within a DAW. If you thought gain structure only applied to those working outside the box - you couldn't be more wrong. A well organised and considered gain structure is fundamental to digital mixing and is more often than not the defining characteristic between mixes that sound open and clean to those that appear digital and crowded.
Following gain structure we move onto the mixing desk. Here we not only look at the theory of bussing, auxing and uses of VCA's but also how they're best applied during a mix and how it can be important to group sub-mixes and busses together to ensure effects sends maintain the mix perspective.
In addition to the basics above, we also discuss further theories and practices for producing a successful dance mix by with sessions on low end theory and controlling the low end of the mix, how to optimise your room for mix analysis and numerous ear training techniques that you can use daily to help hone your hearing in order to produce cleaner, clearer sounding mixes.
With the basics covered and using a number of different styles of dance music tracks as examples, we then show how you can create mixes that exhibit both width and depth, and how to add further dimensions to a mix to create clarity in even the busiest of mixes. This includes session topics such as multi-band compression, reverb, distortion, side-chaining, vocal approaches, pitch-correction, mixing bass and the subs, tone control, mixing huge leads, and mono compatibility.
We then finish the tutorial with an analogue vs digital shoot-out. Is analogue summing really superior to the DAW? You can make up your own mind as we mix and then listen to/examine the sonic differences between summing entirely within a DAW compared to summing through the best analogue equipment, employing both Neve and SSL Hardware.
Dance Music Production Fundamental 10 Drums and Programming 2 TUTORiAL
Fundamentals are our range of video tutorials that are dedicated to the ‘fundamental’ production techniques and procedures that all practicing EDM producers should be completely versed in. Covering topics such as drum programming, music theory, formal structure and ear training techniques, our fundamental series are our best selling products.
Fundamental 10 returns to where our series originally began, to discuss and dissect one of the most fundamental elements of dance music; rhythm. Picking right up where Fundamental 1 left off, for this second volume and running over 10 hours we look deeper into the advanced creation of drum loops, programming and rhythm.
Starting with an updated look towards percussive sound design for kicks, snares, claps and hi-hats through layering and synthesis we then move onto producing professional loops and rhythms. Whereas in the first volume we examined the basics of the four to the floor and modulation, for this tutorial we go deeper into rhythm examining subjects such as meter, variation, quantisation and humanising.
By constructing a number of drum loops in the tutorial, we show how to make random samples "glue” together to produce a cohesive professional loop, show how to create complex hi-hat patterns, introduce the theory and practice of swing and groove and discuss how to create acoustic fills and rolls. We also examine the importance of dynamics, logarithmic patterning, sequential programming, drive, tempo changes, live MIDI drum recording (basic finger drumming), pitch processing and the uses and tuning practice behind fifth, seventh and ninth drums and their uses in todays electronic dance music.
The tutorial then finishes with a closer examination and importance of buss processing, including a look at the latest techniques such as mid/side reverb and expansion alongside compression, delay, buss EQ, distortion & modulation
ADSR Sounds Echo Sounds Work Mixing For The Kick TUTORiAL
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.
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.
Ask Video MixMaster 101 Mixing Dance Music Essentials TUTORiAL
Mixing electronic music is an adventure. It requires an advanced set of skills. We’re pleased to introduce you to MixMaster Daniel Wyatt to show you the essentials of mixing dance music. So learn to mix with Danny!
All mixing, whether you're doing rock, jazz or even classical, has a specific set of tools for each genre. Dance and/or electronic music is no different. In this course, top dance music mix and mastering engineer, Daniel Wyatt, explains some of his favorite EDM mixing essentials that ensure that his mixes are as dynamic and cutting edge as they can be.
In his 34-tutorial course, shot both with live video and screen capture, you learn all kinds of top-notch techniques. See how Danny uses saturation to add color and grit to his tracks. Watch as he deploys different kinds of compression and reductive EQ to add richness and carve out space in his mixes. Most of all you’ll enjoy Danny’s on-camera quick tips and insights as he so clearly and cheerfully explains his mixing philosophy.
Danny is an exquisite instructor and there’s lots to be learned in this 34-tutorial course. So set aside some study time and learn everything that MixMaster Wyatt has to offer. We know you won’t be disappointed!
Lynda Pro Tools 12 Essential Training (updated Nov 24, 2015) TUTORiAL
Pro Tools is the industry-standard software for music and post-production. Updated for version 12. 2, this course covers the essential concepts and techniques necessary for recording, editing, mixing, and mastering in Pro Tools. Composer/producer Skye Lewin teaches you how to create music with virtual instruments and plugins, work with audio and video files, and make both basic edits and more advanced edits with tools like Elastic Time and Pitch. Plus, learn to create a musical score, write and edit automation, and mix with effects loops and more. Finally, discover how to bounce down a final master and export and archive your session. Whether you're a producer, a sound engineer, or a hobbyist, this course can help you become proficient in Pro Tools 12.
* Exploring the Pro Tools interface
* Connecting hardware
* Adjusting preferences and settings
* Selecting inputs, outputs, and busses
* Understanding signal paths and gain stages
* Defining input and output settings
* Importing audio
* Recording and editing audio and MIDI
* Composing with virtual instruments
* Adjusting time, tempo, meter, key, and chords in arrangements
* Using delay compensation
* Mixing and mastering
* Exporting to MP3
* Setting up an effects loop (sends and returns)
* Importing and working with video
* Working to picture with music, Foley, ADR, and FX
* Archiving a session
Udemy Learn to mix with your ears, not your eyes TUTORiAL
From setup to mix templates, this course will walk you through what you need to know in order to speed up your mixing
Learn how to mix and master your music using a dedicated hardware/software solution with your DAW.
Mix with your ears, not your eyes
Learn Console 1 workflow
Build faster mixes with SSL plugins
Find and address problems in a mix
Learn to create custom channel strips
Build a proven mixing template
A Powerful Skill at Your Fingertips
Learning the Console 1 workflow helps speed up your workflow and very useful tool at your fingertips. The SSL 4000 has been used on most grammy-winning records in history. Learn how to use this sound on your mixes. Submit better sounding mixes to your clients.
Content and Overview
Suitable for beginning engineers, through this course, you'll learn the fundamentals of mixing on the Console 1 system. This is a dedicated "analog-desk" mixer for your DAW. It bundles the SSL 4000 E plugin which has been used on more grammy-winning records than all other SSL consoles.
Starting with the hardware overview and setup, this course will take you through setting up your first mixing template. A template you can use over and over on any mixing session, allowing you to focus on mixing with your ears, not your eyes.
With these basics mastered, the course will take you through customizing and saving channel strips for use in later projects.
Students completing the course will have the knowledge to create entire mixes using the Console 1 with SSL 4000 E software.
Kadenze Sound Production in Ableton Live for Musicians and Artists Session 9 TUTORiAL
This course provides hands-on experience in producing, mixing, and sound design with a digital audio workstation. Students will learn the fundamentals (physics) of sound and digital audio, proper gain staging, where and how distortion enters recordings and mixes, how to set levels and panning, effective sub group mixing, and an introduction to signal processing such as equalization, compression, delay, and reverb. In addition to core audio and mixing concepts, students will learn various production techniques, such as sequencing, arranging, automation, using virtual instruments (e.g. synths, samplers, and drum machine plugins), working with MIDI, plugin formats such as VST/Audio-Units, and mapping digital USB controllers for the studio and live performance.
The material covered in this course will range from the foundations of producing music and sound design, to more advanced topics such as Ableton "racks" (Audio Effect Racks, MIDI Effect Racks, Instrument Racks, and Drum Racks), multi-band effects processing, advanced modulation, warping, time-stretching, and mangling audio, as well as taking advantage of Live's audio analysis tools for extracting grooves, melody, harmony, and drums from recorded sound.