Echo Sound Works – 5 Tips for a Better Mix TUTORIAL
10-08-2015 | 1.35 GB
In this tutorial, Echo Sound Works dishes out 5 of his favorite tips and tricks that will help you quickly get a better mix.
These tips are geared for any genre of EDM.
TIP #1 – Doing Nothing is Still Something – This idea expands on the notion of less is more.
TIP #2 – Side Chain Ducking – This is one of my favorite mix techniques to create separation from conflicting instruments and frequencies.
TIP #3 – Pan Arrangement – Arrangement is usually just thought of as the movement between sections or themes in a song. However, you can have mixing elements like pan/stereo imaging play into the arrangement as well.
TIP #4 – Carving Out Home Frequencies – I like to take a very common practice of paining frequencies by using an equalizer to cut frequencies, but I work backwards. I find the most important element(s) of my mix and then carve around those cutting frequencies of other instruments.
TIP #5 – Limiting Important Sounds – The use of a limiter seems to be a taboo thing these days. Most of use are taught to only use limiters on drums and in the mastering process. But sometimes using a little of limiting on a lead or bass goes a long way