Mixing EDM Masterclass
EDM Mixing skills are vital to getting a perfect low end, a massive vocal or lead, a sense of depth and a polished and lively mix.
Mixing is all about balance and in this 5.5 hour masterclass you'll learn all the essential EDM mixing skills you need to realize your true potential as a master of EDM music production. This really is the only course you need.
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Easy to follow, easy to repeat, step by step instruction on how to get better mixes
This course is specifically designed for electronic music producers to get quick results
Approach any mix with the confidence that you are making the right decisions
Create a tight and roomy LOW END in every one of your mixes - 4 simple steps to success
Use group/bus mixing to create space between the elements of your mix
Create contrast between the different sections of your mix to give it more emotional depth
Use reverb to create a big and believable soundstage for all the elements of your mix
Know how to pick and choose the main elements of you track so you have an effortless mix
Total course length 5.5 Hours - 31 Lessons of EDM Mixing Skills
Module 1 - Foundational Knowledge & Approach (Vids 1-3):
After a short intro we'll look at the essential foundational knowledge of mixing, best practices and tips on getting started, what to do if you are having difficulty getting your mixes to sound great and what steps to take. Of course great mixing is all about balance so we'll look in detail at what your mental approach should be so you are giving the right elements get the attention and the space they require.
Module 2 - Mixing Low End (Vids 4-8):
Bass is a vital part of EDM music, it acts as the 'support' for the rest of your mix, it ties everything together and it's what provides that dreamy warmth and power to all of our favourite tracks. Get it right and it will make the dance floor tick in any club around the world but it's also one of the hardest things to get right consistently. In this section you'll learn my easy to repeat step by step process to always get the perfect low end in every mix.
Module 3 - Group & Bus Mixing (Vids 9-12):
Good EDM mixes require good separation between the elements in your mix. Jon shows you how to use Group/bus channel mixing to divide up your mix and process those groups to create further separation. You'll learn about the applications of multiband compression, matching opposite EQ's, how to create 'dynamic' space and a whole load of skills that will ensure the elements have the space they need.
Module 4 - Creating Space in Your Mix (Vids 13-15):
Great mixes are interesting, diverse and have a sense of depth and space. In this section you'll learn how to create contrast between the different sections of your track, making them more interesting and creating more emotional depth. You'll learn how to create a believable percieved space using multiple reverbs which you can use to tune the depth of each individual element and we'll look at the different panning modes and how they can help you with mixing.
Module 5 - Transferability & Reference Tracks (Vids 16-17):
These days your mixes will be played on everything from phones to club systems. Here we'll look at how to make sure your mixes sound as good on as many playback mediums as possible. We'll look at the best way to use reference tracks and how to use them to improve very specific attributes of our own mixes without getting lost trying to match every facet of another producer's mix. Mid-side processing also comes under this and we'll cover it here.
Module 6 - Putting it all into Practice (Vids 18-25):
Here Jon goes through and mixes 2 different style tracks and shows you how all the skills you have just learned fit into place. The first track we tackle is a down-tempo track with a female vocal. It's a clean mix so it's all about using the soundstage to create a beautiful space for all the elements to sit in. The second track is a busy Prog House track that requires a different approach, some elemens need to take centre stage, some need taming.
Module 7 - Home Studio Acoustics - A Complete Guide (Vids 26-29):
In order to get better mixes we need to have confidence in our own abilities and in the equipment we use but if we are using those skills or our equipment in an untreated room the chances are very high that we are making mistakes in our mixes. This can be solved in part by treating the studio space you are working in with acoustic absorbers/bass traps. So in this 4 part guide Jon will take you on a practical journey through the knowledge and skills you need to be able to make informed decisions and how to get the most out of your home studio.
The diference between a treated room and and untreated room is night and day and there are many things you can do that will have a positive effect on your mixing environment and don't require a huge budget, or the learning of complicated software that uses specialized equipment. Jon will show you step by step how to build highly effective and cheap acoustic absorbers/bass traps that will help give you more confidence and ultimately help you get better mixes.
Bonus Videos (Vids 30-31):
Bonus Video 1) 9 Ways to Fatten Up Your Kick Drum: Of course getting big sounds is not only about the sound itself but also the sounds around it, so here we look at 9 great ways to fatten up a kick drum.
Bonus Video 2) Getting Shine in Your Mixes - Here we will look at how to brighten up your mix at the bus level and ultimately add that shine to your tracks using a variety of tools.
FREE lessons from the course
Free Clip 1
Mixing EDM Masterclass
Here your tutor Jon shows you exactly how to separate your kick drum from your bass so they don't conflict and get messy. This is a common pain point of EDM producers!
Free Clip 2
Mixing EDM Masterclass
In the second free clip, Jon shows you how to get much more control over your reverb by splitting it down into 3 parts and adjusting them accordingly. Most producers would not have even thought about this. Be unique and rise above the rest!
Free Clip 3
Mixing the Low End in EDM:
In the final free clip Jon takes you through step 4 of mixing low end tips - making the bass mono and the benefits of doing so. After following these 4 tips, the bass and kick in your future tracks will be much fatter and clearer.
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Jon Merritt (producer & founder of Born To Produce) has been making tunes for over 18 years and has been teaching for the last 8 of them. In his career he has come to grips with many genres of modern music from Hard House to Downtempo. His skill in music production has been crafted over many years of self taught experimentation and learning from other producers at the top of their game. He has tried almost every angle on most production techniques so when he teaches you something you know it has been tried and tested. He is always willing to learn new skills / software that further the goal of music production.
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