Some Aid to mixing electronic music

Discussion in 'Production' started by Dark Lizardro, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    Hey there, guys!

    While visiting howtomakeelectronicmusic.com, I found this prety interesting tutorial with a different approach when it comes to mixing. I don't know if you have already seen this (or do your mixing the same way as in the tut), but I believe it'll be of some value, specially for the newcomers, as myself!

    http://howtomakeelectronicmusic.com/mixing-first-aid-for-edm
     
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    Deekay[AUS] Buffy's Bedtime Slayer

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    Pretty good tutorial. I was reading an interview with Big Mick (Metallica's FOH engineer) and he was saying when he does a sound test, he starts with the top end range then down to kicks and bass. I can see how that can be good because your mix isn't half flooded by the kick, bass etc and you can get all your sounds sitting pretty tight.
     
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    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    I normally mute other channels, and leave the kick (which I normally leave at -2,5db), then I un-mute the snare and level it, comparing to the kick, then the same to bass(es), leads and so on. But normally they're already on that rough mixing volumes.

    I'll try this approach, and see what happens.