Here at AudiobyRay we have both Mixing & Mastering experience for over 9 years.We mastered over a 1000 EDM tracks, Stem Mastering sessions, and countless DJ Mixtapes so far
How we made “Surface” – Full EDM Mix Session
Today I’m going to show you what Brad and I did to arrange and mix the final track on our EP “Surface”. I try to cover as much as I can and there are some time stamps below to link to different parts of the video:
1:00 – Intro Piano Compression
2:22 – Bells and Marimba Lead with sine pulse
3:20 – Lead Delays
4:45 – Risers and Fallers
5:50 – New Lead Introduced
6:30 – Lead distortion
6:40 – Bass intro filter sweep
7:40 – Making the lead cut through
8:00 – Adding percussive guitar with delay
9:00 – Riser Claps , layering claps for impact
(There is also a High Pass filter on the whole instrument bus which removes low frequency sounds before the drop)
9:40 – DROP
10:10 – SERUM Patch
11:31 – Making the Bass cut through on smaller speakers
12:50 – Drum layering and Mixing
(all the drums are from our Deluxe sample pack (link below) so are already compressed and EQ’d for maximum punch, we simply layered the ones we liked)
15:46 – Acoustic Guitar Mixing
18:05 – Vocal Harmony Pad
19:40 – Adding transitions and reverse (I only show one here but they are all over this track)
20:20 – Final DROP and Electric Guitar Processing / Mixing
( We made a guitar out of a voice…we still need to buy an electric guitar but can’t afford one..)
Well that’s a pretty massive video but hopefully it helps show a little of what went into this song. Please do ask any questions in the comments, I’ll do my best to leave a good reply as always :)
Have a great week
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▶The Kit We Use:
Headphones : Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro – DT 1990 Pro – ATH M20x
Microphones: RODE NT 2 A and RODE NT USB (Cannot get better at the price)
Interface : Audient iD14
Piano VST: Addictive Keys Studio Grand Piano
Drum / FX Samples : In The Mix Sample Pack Vol 1 Deluxe
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About In The Mix
In The Mix is all about simplifying the recording, production, mixing and mastering process and helping you unlock your creativity. No matter which DAW you use or what equipment you have, I’m determined to help you succeed. I try to share as much as I can about the industry and give an insight into the world of music production and the business behind it by showing you how to release and sell your music online.
Being an FL Studio Power User I also focus tutorials on getting the most out of FL Studio, My DAW of choice.
Micahel Wynne is a recording artist and mixing engineer with a passion for teaching (and instant ramen).
In 2015 I discovered my enthusiasm for music and audio; I learned how to record and produce songs in my university student room with a just cheap laptop and FL Studio. After several months of working in audio sessions between school assignments, I decided to leave uni with a 2-year engineering diploma to pursue a career in music. I wanted to learn everything I could about the industry and the artistic process, so I started making original music as half of the duo “Miavono”.
In late 2016 I began my journey on YouTube, sharing my knowledge and experiences with audio in the form of tutorials on “In The Mix”. I quickly grew a community of over 120,000 producers, artists, and audio professionals, a group of people whose passions aligned with mine. Last year I built my own home studio from the ground up in my back garden, set in the rural highlands of Scotland, and have since been supported by and involved with some of the greatest people in the industry.
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In The Mix is all about simplifying the recording, production, mixing and mastering process and helping you unlock your creativity.
No matter which DAW you use or what equipment you have, I’m determined to help you succeed.
I try to share as much as I can about the industry and give an insight into the world of music production and the business behind it by showing you how to release and sell your music online. Being an FL Studio Power User I also focus tutorials on getting the most out of FL Studio, My DAW of choice.