Join J. Scott Giaquinta for an in-depth discussion in this video EDM drum-mixing techniques, part of EDM Production Techniques: Drums.
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…Mixing can be the most daunting part of…anyone's musical process, but it doesn't have to be.…I'm going to show you a few tips now to help you get better mix tones.…The first thing to watch out for is the overuse of limiters to boost volume.…Hard limiting oftentimes boosts the higher frequencies…of the sound in an unpleasant way.…So use use limiting as a last resort, not as a go to.…Second, make sure that you're getting the most volume…out of your individual channels before clipping, of course.…Before they ever hit the busses or master channel.…Mixing is a delicate balance of compression, EQ, and other techniques.…
But none of these are very effective if you're…not getting the max volume out of your source material.…If you need a refresher on mixing techniques involving compressors, EQs and…so on, definitely check out the…Foundations of Audio series courses on lynda.com.…Let's talk about the master channel first.…What I have here are the Brainworx Control V2 plugin, and Ableton Stock Limiter.…One of the things I always do at the very beginning of…
This course features Ableton Live and Native Instruments' Battery drum sampler, but you can use these techniques in any DAW of your choice.