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Mixing Tips: Huge Basslines, Volume, Pan and Clarity

HOW TO: Educational and inspiring production videos deconstructing Roots Manuva's 'Witness (I Hope) and giving tips on volume, pan and increasing mix clarity

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Point Blank Music School: Deconstructing Roots Manuva's 'Witness (1 Hope)

Shout out to the good folks over at Point Black for deconstructing one of my favourite tracks of all time during a recent installment of the always super-helpful Point Blank Deconstruction series.

I always thought that the huge bassline to this UK hip hop anthem was reminiscent of a particular sci-fi TV show that used to have me running behind the sofa as a kid...

 PB instructor Ski Oakenfull deconstructs Roots Manuva's classic Witness (1 Hope) in Ableton Live.

Point Blank is The Global Music School, with courses in London, Los Angeles and Online. Voted 'Best Electronic Music School' by DJ Mag.

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The Recording Revolution: The One Hour Mix Part 1: 'Volume & Pan' 

Volume and panning of tracks is an area that is very easy to get wrong, which will scupper your mix straight from the jump.

Let another The New Beatmaker favourite Graham Cochrane help you get it right: with the first in what is a must-see series of videos, The One Hour Mix. 

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'The Pro Audio Files: Tips for Increasing Clarity in a Mix'

Matthew Weiss is another The New Beatmaker favourite.  Below he provides some great food for thought on clarity within a mix.  

A pensive looking Matthew Weiss providing great insight, yet again:

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