Join Dave Darlington for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting your session organized, part of Mixing an EDM Track.
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…So let's mix an EDM song.…A producer sent me a folder of audio files.…I've never heard them before, but I hope he's organized.…I'm pretty sure he is.…So I'll import them into my session.…Just grab everything and add it since I'm already at the right sampling rate.…He also told me that the tempo was 128.…So what are the things we're going to think about?…Of course, it's a dance track so it's…gotta pump, it's really gotta rock the clubs.…But the thing that separates one dance track from…another is really the song itself and the vocals.…
So we want spend a little time concentrating on that.…And then, we want to fill in his keyboard…ideas and stuff to make it really feel rich.…So you can see, they all came in in alphabetical order.…So that's not very helpful to me.…So the first thing I need to do is organize them by families.…What I mean by that is, the drums and percussion…elements and then the, maybe the effects elements and the bass.…Then the keyboards and guitars, and then backgrounds and then vocals.…So I'll just go through the tracks quickly and try to…
This course features the song "Someone," by Cato Anaya, with vocals by Natalie Bautista. Connect with Cato on Twitter or download the full track on the iTunes Store.