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I mix all kinds of music, but I specialize in mixing electronic music. If this is your genre, then I can make your song sound good.
Here are 6 reasons why you should hire me to mix your next track:
1) I specialize in electronic music. This is the genre that I spend most of my time producing, recording, and mixing. I know what sounds good and what doesn’t. Your electronic song will be mixed by someone who understands the genre just like you do.
2) I am a musician and producer myself. My experience with music production gives me an edge over other audio engineers when it comes to making important mixing decisions. It also means that I understand what exactly it is that you want from your mix, since I’ve been there before.
3) My mixes sound great! Take a listen to my soundcloud tracks and decide for yourself. If you like what you hear, contact me about mixing your next track!
This is a blog about mixing electronic music. I’m not very famous or anything, but I’ve been doing this for a long time and I want to share what I know.
1. Make your song sound good. Just because your song sounds weird does not mean it sounds good in a way that will make people listen to it more than once. If you write a song with weird sounds because you think it’s going to make people like it, then you are making a mistake.
2. Don’t reverb everything. Reverb is a great effect, but if you use too much of it, your song won’t sound good. The problem with reverb is that if you add too much of it, the sounds will get lost in the mix and become hard to hear. It’s better to use other effects like delays or filters instead.
3. Don’t compress everything either. Compression is another great effect but it can be used incorrectly if you’re not careful with how much of each sound gets compressed at any given time during playback of the track itself (i.e., when all sounds are playing).
4. Don’t use samples unless they’re really necessary for your song to sound good; otherwise replace them with synthesized ones! It’s
I’ve been working with electronic music since 2005, when I started a record label and began DJing in clubs all over the world. I started off as a musician myself and quickly became interested in the art of mixing music. The following are six things I look for when making a song sound good.
1. First, I look for the low end – is it too thin? Too loud? Is there enough? Do any of the bass notes clash with each other? If so, I’ll pick one that sounds best and take out all others.
2. Second, I listen for the mids – are they too thin or muddy? Do they have enough presence to cut through everything else? Are they sharp enough to stand up next to the high-end frequencies (6kHz+) without sounding harsh? If not, what can be done about it?
3. Third, I listen to the highs – are they piercing or shrill, or do they lack clarity and brightness? If so, why is this happening and how can we fix it?
4. Fourth, I listen to see if there’s any unwanted noise/hiss or distortion.
5. Fifth, I listen for any clipping or digital distortion that may occur when you boost certain frequencies too much
My name is Adam Kagan and I’m the owner and operator of EXIT AUDIO, a mixing & mastering studio in Brooklyn, NY. I’ve been mixing records professionally since 2006 and have had the pleasure of working with many great electronic musicians such as: Daedelus, Matthew Dear, Flying Lotus, Blockhead, Alias & Tarsier. I also mix for film and commercials; some recent credits include: The Simpsons, Superbad, 30 Rock, CBS Sports “NFL Today” & HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.”
Since you’re here at my website I assume you are interested in having your music mixed by me. Whether you’re an established artist or a bedroom producer looking to take your songs to the next level I’ve got you covered! If you’d like to hear more examples of my work please check out the audio player below (clicking on any of the track titles will take you to Beatport) or listen to my Soundcloud page.
When contacting me about mixing your music please consider the 6 points below:
Before I start, I want to emphasize that there is no such thing as “properly mixed” or “correctly mixed”, just like there is no such thing as “properly written” or “correctly composed”. The idea of a song being mixed well or poorly is entirely subjective. In the same sense that you may enjoy a song while someone else may not, one person could think a mix is great while another may hate it.
In order to mix your song so that I enjoy it, I will need to know what you like. A great way to do this is to give me examples of songs that you like that are similar in style to yours (or at least have some of the same elements). If you have a specific sound in mind for your vocals, drums, synths etc., then please send me a reference track with those elements highlighted. If you don’t have anything concrete in mind, then please let me know what kind of vibe you are going for with your song and any other information about what you want me to achieve.
Send me multiple versions of your stems if possible. For example: maybe you don’t know whether the snare should be high-passed at 100Hz or 200Hz but think both versions sound good
This article is the first in a series that will give you pointers on how to mix electronic music and make it sound professional. The advice here will be centered around mixing dance music, specifically house and techno, but this information can be applied to any genre of electronic music.
The first principle of mixing is to make sure that each instrument sounds good on its own. We do this by using an equalizer (EQ) to cut frequencies that mask the important information or make the instrument sound unpleasant. You can often also boost frequencies that will help make the instrument sound clearer, more powerful, or more pleasant.
The second principle of mixing is to make sure that all the instruments together sound good. This is a lot harder than it sounds, because there are many possible combinations of sounds that can fit together well. If you have lots of instruments with strong low frequencies, for example, they’ll probably mask each other and leave a muddy mess. But if you cut all their low frequencies, they’ll lose power and impact.
The third principle of mixing aims to make the mix as interesting as possible over time. This means knowing what is going on in each part at any given moment, and making sure the listener can hear it clearly and enjoy it in context.