Lesson 6 – Mixing EDM – Creating a mix
Now we trying to work towards a final mix. This means we need to break down the mix into stages and then fit the different elements together to make a coherent and competent mix.
This lesson will cover,
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|Step 1 – Mixing the drums. Use the Mute and Solo functions to focus on the drums. Adjust the levels and use micro-panning to create an interesting stereo image.|
|Step 2 – Mixing the bass. Drums and Bass should sit nicely with the drum groove. If the groove is not moving you then the mix is not right.|
|Step 3 – Mixing the Keyboards. Use level and panning to create the stereo image.|
|Step 4 – Mixing the samples. The samples are the vocal part and need to sit nicely in the rest of the track. Remember to REFERENCE!!!|
|Step 5 – Creating a fade out. Use automation to automate the main outputs level to create a fade out.|
|Step 6 – Bouncing your final mix. Use PCM as the file format (AIFF or WAVE). To make a version that is good for sharing over the internet use the M4a format.|
Why is it important to reference your mix?
So that you know what a good mix sounds lie and you can use it to improve your own mix.
What does PCM stand for?
Pulse Code Modulation.
What kind of automation is used to create a fade out?