This tutorial was a bit of a challenge for me, because I had never listened to a track in this genre prior to making the tutorial. But whatever my subscribers want/need, I'll dig deep and find the techniques and sounds needed to achieve a particular sound.
In these EDM days, a lot of styles are mangled and it becomes more and more difficult to tell a deep house from a progressive house track. So I had to choose one branch of the style, so I decided to work on a more organic, heartfelt type of progressive house beat. I also think EDM will benefit from us musicians trying to spice things up with a few real-sounding instruments. Hell... If you have a guitarist friend, call him up!
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You don’t need anything. You can achieve incredible mixes on your white iPhone earbuds for all I care, given that you understand their frequency response (what they sound like at each crucial frequency bands). So my short answer to the question in the title is: headphones. Plain and simple. Oh… and here are 5 reasons why.