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Loudness is one of the key elements for a successfull track. Loudness isn't everything, your track also needs a nice degree of dynamics and of course a clean sound without clipping. But productions that are just too quiet sound weak and will loose against their competitors. We don't want to win the loudness war or a waveform that looks like a brickwall, but a clean, powerfull sound that isn't too quiet. So, I want to present you my five favorite plugins to pimp up that volume for certain instruments or your whole mix and will also talk about some techniques for higher loudness.
Door number 15 is our first tutorial in our Advent Calendar and the topic is how to sell your music. Professional producers might already know the possibilities and platforms to sell their work, but especially beginners could find some new ways to sell their music here.
All your low frequencies in your mix should have a mono instead of a stereo sound. This will result in a much cleaner bass for your kick and bassline. Tone Projects offers a great free tool for this problem, the TP Basslane. Put this VST plugin in your mastering channel, set it around 185 to 250 Hertz and it will center all your low frequencies below this value. It's very easy to handle, have a look here:
In this video I show you how to make a nice dubstep bassline in the famous synthesizer "Native Instruments Massive". I use FL Studio 11 as a sequencer for this tutorial.
In the end I combine the bassline sound with one of my free drumloops.