How to Develop the Groove With Professional Audio Mixing


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Developing the groove

Your mix will never sound as good as it can unless the groove of the song is emphasized. In this video I'm going to show you how to identify, then emphasize, the groove of song that you're mixing. The groove is the pulse of the song. Every kind of music, regardless of if it's R&B or jazz or rock or country or even some alien space music, has a groove. The better the music is performed the deeper the groove is. A groove doesn't have to have perfect time, because a groove is created by tension against even time.

Music loses its groove if it's too perfect, which is why a song can sound life- less after it's quantized in a workstation; it's lost its groove. The groove doesn't always come from the drums and bass; it can come from other instruments as well. Some songs, like The Police's "Every Breath You Take," has a rhythm guitar establishing the groove, while most of Motown's hits of the '60s relied on James Jamerson's bass. Regardl...

Developing the groove
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Developing the groove provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Bobby Owsinski as part of the Audio Mixing Bootcamp

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Audio + Music
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Pro Tools
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