Learn how to mix a solid EDM track from raw material with Dave Darlington's Grammy-winning techniques.
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Dave Darlington. Welcome to mixing an EDM track. In this course, I'm gonna take you through my entire mixing process, starting from raw, standalone audio tracks, all the way through to a final mastered mix. Before we focus on the music itself, I'll give you some tips for organizing your sessions, an integral part of creating successful mixes. Then I'll focus on the lead vocals and backgrounds and build my mix starting with the star, Natalie in this case. (Natalie singing) Next we'll pump up the other stars of this song, and many EDM tracks, the kick and bass.
Then I'll show you some techniques for sweetening the harmonic elements like synths and guitars. Next I'll share some ideas about how you might bring your own unique flavor to EDM mixes. And finally, I show you how to master a track and easily create mastered and unmastered versions for the artist and the label in a single step. Plus a great trick for how I make quick revisions to any mix.
I'll be working with the song Someone by Cato Anaya, featuring Natalie Bautista, which features a lot of elements found in contemporary EDM. A big thanks goes out to Cato for sharing his creativity with us. So, let's get started on mixing an EDM track.
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.