Professional vocal recordings are - without a doubt - one of the most important elements of most songs... even in electronic dance music.
Today we have a guest post from Jennifer Webster from soundmaximum.com on her 5 tips to getting your vocal recordings sounding like they were recorded at a professional studio. Jennifer is a singer, so knows a thing or two about getting great vocal recordings.
Learning how to layer leads properly is one of the most important aspects of producing current-sounding, huge, rich dance and pop music.
Ok, ok....I know the title sounds a little "click bait-ey", but I'm serious: Layering leads is something I'm asked about often, and it's really not that complicated. If you want to know how to layer leads properly, there are just a few factors to consider...
The kick drum is arguably the most important element in any EDM track (of any genre). If it's not punching through the mix properly, the dance floor isn't going to be jumping.
Today you're gonna learn exactly how to get your kick drum sitting properly in your mix – with plenty of punch and plenty of headroom – in under 7 minutes.
Whether you are producing Trap, Future Bass, House, Trance or Pop, and whether you use Ableton Live, Logic X or FL Studio, these techniques will work for you.
Learning to gain stage sounds boring BUT…it’s VERY quick to learn (and super important!). It can get you better mixes in just a few minutes.
Spend a few minutes learning how to gain stage properly, and it will pay HUGE dividends in the quality of your productions.
And don’t worry…It’s simpler than it sounds:
One of the most important skills to learning music production is the art of layering different sounds. In fact, one could say that this is THE skill – regardless of genre.
An orchestra involves layer complimentary sounds, as does a band, and it's certainly the case when it comes to Electronic Dance Music production. Think about it for a second, the kick layers under the snare, the synth on the bass, and the effects on top of everything else...
We all want wide, clear, punchy mixes. Here are my top 10 ways for achieving super-wide stereo width in an easy to understand, step-by-step tutorial.
Stereo width is super-important when it comes to a pro-sounding mix, and there are a few tools at our disposal. This video goes through my ten favourite techniques, and how to to use them. In this video, we cover...
Learning how to sidechain properly is a production technique that can just up the quality of all your tracks, and in this post, we walk through four techniques to achieve similar results.
Sidechain compression is a technique that’s found its way into pretty much EVERY dance track in the world – in all genres – and for VERY good reason.
MASTER A SONG in 7 simple steps, in your bedroom. FULLER, FATTER, LOUDER & MORE CLEAR!
Mastering is the final, essential stage in music production, and is considered a dark art by some. It's where a track is polished, taking it up to radio / club / festival quality. We want it loud, clear, fat and wide without distortion.