Mixing Piano House Explained TUTORiAL
26 August 2022 | 707 MB
Join veteran Groove3 instructor Larry Holcombe for a near three-hour mixing piano house video course with all the stems included! In this series, you’ll learn about the tools and concepts you need to create a pumpin’ track that can stand up next to the pros. If you’re tired of sterile, anemic mixes that fail to impress, this is the course for you! These videos are for those new to mixing piano house.
Larry welcomes you and kicks off the course with the all-important topic of gain staging, which ensures you’ll have sufficient headroom in your session, followed by a quick discussion of setting up a rough mix based on volume. Then, discover how transient-shaping can help create space in the track by reducing the decay level in your top loops. Stereo imaging is covered next, where you’ll learn how to create front/back perspective by making some sounds more mono and spreading out others.
Next, explore the subject of sidechaining to hear how it helps create the signature pumping sound of the genre, which also saves additional headroom that can later be cashed in for extra loudness. Also discover how to create a “taller” mix by filtering the high and low ends, which also aids in enhancing the 3D image. Larry demonstrates next how the Music Math app can be used in calculating compression attack and release times.