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How To Mix 909 Drum Patterns For House Music Production



So you have a load of tracks that you have finished but you are unsure if the mix of the tracks are right and that the drums are not sounding too heavy or muddy etc.


Yes we have all been there and I am still there on many of my own tracks so don't worry, it is common. The mix down is the most grueling aspect of music production. once the fun and excitement is over from the creation of your music, the real work begins when the process of tedious tweaking and endless noodling of the EQ graphs become a living nightmare.



But it doesn't have to be. Many people are led to believe that mixing is a secret dark art that only wizards can achieve, when in actual fact it really is very simple.


You don't need a ton of expensive plug ins, nor do you need to have a treated room. You can do this on a decent pair of headphones and run the final mix through a car stereo or on your DJ set up or if you have a regular DJ gig, test it in the club or bar where you work.


There will always be ways to test out your mix and there will always be excuses as to why you think a track doesn't sound right. Anyway back to the post. This video is a short demonstration on how I mixed the drums for my latest single as we speak called "The Tunnel" which was released on legendary DJ Victor Simonellis label called "Big Big Trax"



The track is a simple Techno House style record and features a bunch of Roland 909 drums. I don't believe in spending hours mixing a set of drum tracks, nor do I believe in having more than ten tracks for drums either. Less is more and you will find that by having less drums you will simplify your process and get stuff finished more.


Here is how I suggest you do 909 drum mixing for House music and it works for me as this record was released and is out there. Enjoy and take from this what you will.






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