“This whole trance track from start to finish has been an absolute game-changer for me. I have learnt so much over the last 12 months by following this series – it really has transformed my productions. This mixdown tutorial seriously is priceless – you can apply this method to any genre! I have always struggled with balancing the low end alongside the other areas of my tracks and this tutorial really has unlocked the key to that clarity. Thank you for sharing your knowledge Allan.” – Luke Wraight
Ableton Live – Mixdown (Audio Sample) (Limiter added to bring the volume up a bit)
The goal of this tutorial was to bring you the most in-depth Trance Mixdown that the internet has to offer and for you to feel confident when it comes to mixing down your own tracks!
Unlike the other tutorials that are not pre-planned, I wanted to make sure that nothing was missed during this tutorial, so I have included a free mixdown list/guide of areas that I cover in each of my mixdowns.
No stone is unturned in this 10 Part Video Tutorial as I go over each section of the track in a great amount of detail. Hence the 5 hours 40 mins of content!
Take a look below to see everything that is covered in detail…
⬤ How to keep your bass changes consistent in your drop.
⬤ Kick & Bass Phase alignment.
⬤ Levelling and controlling your Kick & Bass lines.
⬤ Mixing your leads to sit nicely in your drop and breakdown.
⬤ Controlling spikes & peaks when needed.
⬤ Fixing phase cancellation.
⬤ Plugin chains to help you identify/monitor mix issues.
⬤ Techniques for getting your levels rights.
⬤ Considerations to take when making certain mixing decisions.
⬤ Mixing, Levelling, Placement & EQ of each section.
⬤ Tips for better sounding leads in your drop.
⬤ Gain Staging.
⬤ Techniques for clashing elements.
⬤ Analysing your audio to identify the problem areas in your mix.
⬤ Mono mixing techniques.
⬤ Techniques for checking your levels.
⬤ Cleaning up your headroom for better, and louder masters.
⬤ The full thought process behind each mixing decision, and why certain areas of done in a particular order.
⬤ Identifying and dealing with resonating frequencies.
+ Much more!
001 Preparing For Your Mixdown Tools and tips that you can use to help find mix issues while making your mixdown process easier.
002 The Foundations Mixing the Kick & Bass & low frequency sounds to get you set up for a great sounding mixdown. Kick & Bass changes at the drop also covered in detail.
003 The Leads Mixing the Leads to make sure they sound thick and full with the Kick and Bass in the drop and breakdown. Tips to help your leads sit nicely in your drop.
004 The Intro Plucks In-depth look at mixing the Intro Plucks and making sure they don’t clash with other elements in your intro.
005 The Acids Making sure your Acids sit nicely in your mix and are complimenting your bass rather than working against each other.
006 Percussion Mixing and fixing phase cancellation issues with your percussion.
007 Pads Making sure that your pads are mixed nicely with your leads.
008 FX An in-depth look into each of the effects, ensuring they are sitting correctly in the mix and ducking when needed.
009 Final Tweaks – Headphones Listening in detail through the full track and tweaking any needed areas for the polished sound.
010 Final Tweaks – Monitors A final listen on the monitor to tweak any areas that may not have been picked up in the headphones.
011 Final Thoughts
Allan Morrow – International Trance DJ/Producer. Tracks signed to labels such as Armada, Blackhole Recordings, Discover Records, FSOE, Kearnage Recordings, Mental Asylum Records, Pure Trance, Outburst Records & Many more!
Yes, as I learn new techniques and faster ways of doing things so can you! Also, not every mixdown is the same as you will have different sounds to contend with. This also has the added benefits of the FREE Guides!
Yes, all the technique you will learn in these videos you can be implemented into your own DAW using your own unique DAWs plugins.
Yes, all the videos are done in sections so that you can implement the section concentrated on in to your own tracks.
***Please note – Plugins such as Sylenth1 & Spire are used in this series but they are NOT needed to learn from this tutorial. I simply use them to automate parameters that you can find on any of your own synths. Simply use the synths/plugins that you have in your own tracks to create the same desired effect.
I can't rate Allan's tutorials high enough. They are a game changer. I have purchased quite a few and always learn new things that improve my productions. This tutorial is no different. Awesome work again allan.
The tutorial is very detailed, you can see a lot of knowledge from the inside can help me, thank you AM
Finally managed to get through these amazing tutorials. Best thing i did music wise was to stumble across Allan's page with these videos and other products on. Many thanks 😊
I found this tutorial so helpful! I learned so much about the mix down process through this. I thought I had a fairly good idea before watching, but this opened my mind to so many things I simply wasn't aware of/hadn't thought about. After having gone through the tutorial and done a mix down afterwards, I can see all the mistakes I've been making in the past! I'll never make a track the same way again...
Very impressed with the detail Allan goes into. Very thorough and well explained. I’ve been producing many years and was sceptical wether I would learn anything I’ve not heard before but I certainly did! My kick and bass has got cleaner and I had no idea about correlation correction until this tutorial. Highly recommend giving this a watch!