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Mixing in Mono

Mixing in Mono - Why it's Essential

We’re all looking for the secret to amazing mixes; a silver bullet that makes them pop. No more mud; clear mids, deep lows and crisp, shiny highs. Mixing in mono might not be silver bullet, but it's a damn good place to start.

We all know how ESSENTIAL a great mix is if we want our tracks playing alongside those by our favourite producers, or released on our favourite labels.

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Headphones Versus Monitors

Should You Mix on Monitors or Headphones?

"Should I mix on monitors or headphones?" One of the most asked questions in the music production world – especially if you are just starting out.

This guest-post from Nadav at Catzaudio helps answer this age-old question, and highlights the pros and cons of both options. He's interviewed many world-class DJs and producers such as The Chainsmokers, Vicetone, Cazzette & Laidback Luke to name but a few, so has some good sources to draw from. I chip in from time to time to give my opinion, and we both give some suggestions of available solutions...

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mixing low end

How to Get a FAT Bottom End in Your Mix

Are you tired of weak, thin or muddy bass? Looking to get a powerful, fat bottom end in your mix (without the muddiness)? Here are my 4 best tips for mixing your low end...

There are few things as important as a solid low end in Electronic Dance Music. We want to make music that rocks the dance floor or shakes the stage, and the low end is the foundation of all dance music.

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layering kicks

How To Make the Perfect Kick

Layering kicks in electronic dance music is a tried and tested way to get control over arguably one of the the most important foundations of your track.

What happens when you LOVE the low-end "thump" of a kick sample, but it just doesn't cut through your mix? Sure, you could swap it for a sample with more high-frequencies, but then you could be sacrificing the bass...

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Gain Staging EDM

Gain Staging - Better Mixes in 5 Minutes

Although it doesn’t sound like the most exciting topic, "gain staging" is one of the most overlooked, simple, and SUPER-IMPORTANT concepts of getting the best from your mix...

Once understood and implemented, it can take your mixes to the next level, giving them more clarity, punch and loudness.

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EDM Mixing Tips

30 Mixdown Tips & Techniques for Instantly Improving Your Electronic Dance Music

In this post we’re going to delve into my top 30 techniques for mixing EDM - although really the principals apply to mixing any genre of music.

Mixing is the blending together of all the elements of a track to make it sound cohesive and balanced. It's the phase in music production before mastering. There's a lot to learn - and it takes practise - but with some fundamentals under your belt you'll be crafting better mixes in no time. Here are some of the very best techniques I've picked up over the years...

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