... this is a tip-filled gold mine of highly advanced bass mixing techniques that's packed with useful real-world examples
... I shall be returning to this Low End eBook again and again — and at just $25 it’s an absolute steal.
Low End is the latest installment in the Samplecraze Production Series of ebooks aimed solely at Dance/Pop and Urban/Hip Hop producers..
For the first time ever an entire book has been dedicated in exploring and revealing some of the music industry's secrets on how they manage the Low End of a mix.
Inside you will find chapters that cover very specialized techniques and processes, each accompanied with before and after audio examples with clear and concise large screen grabs for easy reading. In addition to all detailed descriptions and analysis, each chapter includes clear screen shots from a range of recommended VST software plug ins, showing you every setting, parameter and slider position, plus every single audio example discussed in the book is included (24 bit stereo WAV files), ready to open up in your favourite audio editor and DAW for full analysis. Each process example is carefully analyzed, explaining exactly how each parameter you adjust is altering the audio, ensuring you completely understand how to use the different techniques to professionally construct and transform your Low End tasks.
Covering everything from choosing classic sound sources like the classic Roland TR808 and 909 synths, to programming parts with a real feel — and parts that won’t cause problems when it comes to the mix. There’s plenty of practical advice on sound-sculpting using filters, both creatively and to remove ‘mud’ and avoid masking, on dynamics processing and ways to add ‘warmth’ using tube, tape and analogue gear emulations. All of the production tricks you’d expect to see in dance, pop and urban genres are explained in detail, from layering different sounds and parallel processing, through side-chaining your gates and compressors for pumping and other effects, triggering sub-bass synths, and modulation of various synth and effects parameters, to the many different ways you can use automation to your advantage.
The main focus is on the practical skills and tips that you need to make quick progress, and throughout the book Eddie Bazil demonstrates techniques using what he calls ‘Sound Design Remixes’, where he takes a real-world project and reworks the bass end textures and timbres to illustrate exactly the effect he is talking about, and all this on top of the standard 'Production Mixes'. But he’s also backed this up with plenty of useful theory that will help you keep learning and experimenting for years, including a detailed consideration of phase and phase-cancellation — which can not only cause problems like making your low end sound thin (or even disappear!), but can be turned to your advantage when you know how.
Please see the attachment for a breakdown of the chapters and table of contents
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