EDM or Electronic Dance Music is not a style we cover often on Pro Tools Expert. Luckily the team Slate Slate Digital has produced a very cool free tutorial showing you how to use Slate's Virtual Mix Rack (VMR) in EDM mixing. Steven Slate takes us through an in the box mix of a club track and shows us some ideas to add depth, warmth, and fatness to the track using Slate Digital plug-ins.
Steven starts by working on the master or 2-buss, adding the amazing (free plug-in) Revival module to add bottom end with the "Thicker" parameter to make the mix deeper and give it some punch. The next plug-in used in the master buss is the VBC the Slate Virtual Buss Compressor to add some mids and make the entire track more aggressive. Finally, Steven adds the VTM Virtual Tape Machine to the master to give the feel of an analogue mix with gentle tape saturation.
Steven then goes on to work on the kick, bass to build up the mix ready for the vocals.
If you are new to mixing EDM, this free tutorial by Slate Digital will give you some great starting points to make your EDM sound "club ready" for maximum impact on the dance floor.