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Mixing & Mastering

How To Use Mid Side Processing In EDM Mixing

Nov 25,18

Learn how to use mid side EQ and processing in EDM production to clean up a kick sample that has reverb on it. You can also use mid side processing to mix drum loops, bass loops, synth loops and other samples and instruments. Watch the video to find out how you can improve your EDM mixing and mastering with mid side EQ.  After watching this video, check out the Ultimate Guide to Mid Side EQ for everything you need to know about using this powerful technique.

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Mid Side EQ – The Ultimate Guide

Mar 15,18

Learning how to use mid side EQ to mix and master your tracks can be tricky.  First, you need to understand what mid side EQ is and how and when and why to use it. A good starting point is to actually understand what mid side is.   An audio signal can have two possible components, a mid component, and a side component.   The mid component is anything in the audio that’s panned directly in the middle, or what is known as mono. The side component is anything that lives around the middle.  things like reverb, delay, and stereo synth sounds …

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How to Use an Expander for Punchy Drums and Mastering

Dec 5,17

Sometimes no matter what you do, your drums are just not as big and punchy as what you hear on other tracks.  In this video, I’ll show you how to use an expander plugin to bring out the punch of the drums during mastering.   You can use the same concepts and use an expander to make your drum loops, kicks, snares, percussion and other instruments sound more punchy and give them extra attack and power. An expander plugin is kind of the opposite of a compressor.  While a compressor is designed to turn things down, an expander is designed to …

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The Better Way to Use EQ and Why You Might Be Doing it Wrong

Oct 20,17

When it comes to mixing and mastering electronic music, EQ is one of your most powerful tools. The problem is that it can also be your worst enemy if you don’t use it right.   You’ve probably heard people telling you to cut more and boost less with an EQ.  This video will go into why that’s good advice and how it applies to a mastering situation. Check it out.

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How To Get Massive Sounding Kick Drums With One Little Tweak

Nov 1,16

How would you like to clean up the bottom end, fit the kick and bass together and tighten up your kick drum all with one little tweak?  Sound too good to be true?  Well it’s not. The kick drum is probably the most important element of a good dance track, I’m sure you already know this.  It’s also one of the hardest to get right.   Even if your synths are on point, your basses huge and percussion snappy; if your kick drum doesn’t have the energy, punch and clarity to match then your entire track will be a let down. …

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How To Master Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

Sep 22,16

In all my years of teaching electronic music production, there’s nothing I get asked about more than mastering.  I understand why that might be the case considering all the noise, hype, smoke and mirrors surrounding mastering;  it can get confusing. But that doesn’t have to be the case.  Seriously, mastering is not some kind of ancient secret passed down through generations of audio engineers.  It’s a process and you need to treat it as such. Before I jump into how to master electronic music though, there’s a few things we need to get straight. You DON’T need expensive plugins.  The …

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