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Adding Punch and Size to Kick Drums
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Ben Lindell shows how to add size and speed to your kick drums to make them punch through your mixes.
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| 7min
Start to Finish: Vance Powell - Episode 10 - Mixing Part 1
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Start to Finish: Vance Powell - Episode 10 - Mixing Part 1

The production is complete, and practically sounds like a mix already, but Vance is not about to stop there... It's time to Mix!
Vance Powell

| 01h 02min
Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 1 - Setting Up The Live Room & Getting Sounds
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 1 - Setting Up The Live Room & Getting Sounds

In this pureMix.net Exclusive, multi-award-winning Producer, Mixer, and Engineer, Matt Ross-Spang, takes us into the live room of Studio A at the incredible Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, TN, and walks us through his entire process of setting up a band to record live off the floor.
Matt Ross-Spang

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Introduction to Mastering
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Introduction to Mastering

Fab Dupont answers “what is mastering?” Learn the history of this dark art and why it is such a vital step in the record making process.
Fab Dupont

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Compression Overview
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Compression Overview

How to use an audio & music compressor? Examples on vocal, drums and bass. Compression history, tape machine & fader riding examples.
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Start to Finish: Dave Kutch - Episode 19 - Mastering Part 3
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After working on two separate versions of the master, it's time for world-renowned mastering engineer Dave Kutch to put the final touch on Jimmy Douglass's mix of "Light Shine Through" by Jared Evan.
Dave Kutch
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Start to Finish: Dave Kutch - Episode 17 - Mastering Part 1
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With an incredible mix from the master, Jimmy Douglass, it's off to The Mastering Palace in New York City, to have world-renowned mastering engineer, Dave Kutch put his touch on "Light Shine Through."
Dave Kutch
| 33min
Andrew Scheps: The Wall of Gear
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Andrew Scheps: The Wall of Gear

Andrew Scheps and Fab Dupont discuss Andrew’s wall of gear, analog vs digital and what matters most when mixing.
Andrew Scheps
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Start to Finish: Jimmy Douglass - Episode 11 - Mixing Part 1
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Start to Finish: Jimmy Douglass - Episode 11 - Mixing Part 1

With the production complete, and the files exported, it is finally time to take the "Light Shine Through" to the legendary Jimmy Douglass for mixing.
Jimmy Douglass
| 28min
Andrew Scheps and Fab Dupont Mixing With Headphones
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Andrew Scheps and Fab Dupont Mixing With Headphones

Mixing in... headphones? Blasphemy!
Andrew Scheps
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Hearing Compression in Context
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Hearing Compression in Context

Learn how to listen and make mixing decisions in context rather than solo
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Vance Powell Mixing
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Vance Powell Mixing "Tennessee Whiskey" By Chris Stapleton

Initially released in 2015, Chris Stapleton's version of "Tennessee Whiskey" has since gone on to become the most requested song in Jukeboxes across America. After an industry-shaking performance of the song with Justin Timberlake at the Country Music Awards the year it was released, the song went straight to the top of the charts and has since been certified 6x Platinum.
Vance Powell
| 01h 35min
Start to Finish: Dave Kutch - Episode 18 - Mastering Part 2
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Continuing with the mastering for "Light Shine Through." Dave Kutch wraps up his first version of the master and begins on a second option for the artist.
Dave Kutch
| 28min
Start to Finish: Greg Wells - Episode 1 - Songwriting
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Start to Finish: Greg Wells - Episode 1 - Songwriting

In episode one of this Start To Finish series, Greg Wells sits down with singer/songwriter Bryce Drew, in Studio A of the world-famous, Sunset Sound, to hear her song for the first time and get it "record ready."
Greg Wells
| 01h 17min
Session Backup Strategies & Workflows
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Session Backup Strategies & Workflows

Two Grammy winners discuss their methods to never lose a session
Andrew Scheps

| 19min
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Dave Kutch
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How To Listen: LA-2A Edition
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How To Listen: LA-2A Edition

The Teletronix LA-2A Optical compressor is one of the most venerable pieces of outboard gear in recording history. It has a compression behavior, tone and character that have made it an essential staple for engineers since its release in 1962.
Fab Dupont
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Start to Finish: Dave Kutch - Episode 21 - Cutting To Vinyl Part 2
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Start to Finish: Dave Kutch - Episode 21 - Cutting To Vinyl Part 2

After performing a dry run of the cut, Mark Santangelo revisits the source material to ensure he has the perfect settings before cutting the final vinyl master.
Dave Kutch
| 33min
Start to Finish: Dave Kutch - Episode 20 - Cutting To Vinyl Part 1
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Start to Finish: Dave Kutch - Episode 20 - Cutting To Vinyl Part 1

The master is complete, and this is a track destined for a 7" vinyl record.
Dave Kutch
| 32min
Start to Finish: Dave Kutch - Episode 19 - Mastering Part 3
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Start to Finish: Dave Kutch - Episode 19 - Mastering Part 3

After working on two separate versions of the master, it's time for world-renowned mastering engineer Dave Kutch to put the final touch on Jimmy Douglass's mix of "Light Shine Through" by Jared Evan.
Dave Kutch
| 20min
Start to Finish: Dave Kutch - Episode 18 - Mastering Part 2
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Start to Finish: Dave Kutch - Episode 18 - Mastering Part 2

Continuing with the mastering for "Light Shine Through." Dave Kutch wraps up his first version of the master and begins on a second option for the artist.
Dave Kutch
| 28min
Start to Finish: Dave Kutch - Episode 17 - Mastering Part 1
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Start to Finish: Dave Kutch - Episode 17 - Mastering Part 1

With an incredible mix from the master, Jimmy Douglass, it's off to The Mastering Palace in New York City, to have world-renowned mastering engineer, Dave Kutch put his touch on "Light Shine Through."
Dave Kutch
| 33min
Start to Finish: Jimmy Douglass - Episode 16 - Mixing Part 6
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Start to Finish: Jimmy Douglass - Episode 16 - Mixing Part 6

In this episode, Jimmy wraps up the final details on the mix, A/Bs his Neve VR Channel Strips across the mix bus for added flavor, and checks the mix on multiple sets of monitors. Then, it's time to play the mix for the team!
Jimmy Douglass
| 21min
Start to Finish: Jimmy Douglass - Episode 15 - Mixing Part 5
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Start to Finish: Jimmy Douglass - Episode 15 - Mixing Part 5

In this episode, Jimmy digs further into the details of the mix by editing the arrangement to enhance the impact of transitions between sections and add exciting moments to the vocal arrangement.
Jimmy Douglass
| 41min
Start to Finish: Jimmy Douglass - Episode 14 - Mixing Part 4
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Start to Finish: Jimmy Douglass - Episode 14 - Mixing Part 4

Continuing with the mix of "Light Shine Through," Jimmy keeps digging through the tracks and adding his touch by adding parts to the production.
Jimmy Douglass
| 36min
Start to Finish: Jimmy Douglass - Episode 13 - Mixing Part 3
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Start to Finish: Jimmy Douglass - Episode 13 - Mixing Part 3

As Jimmy continues working through the tracks, he turns his attention to verse 2, works on the rap vocal, explains his preference for mixing templates and starts working on the background vocals.
Jimmy Douglass
| 21min
Andrew Scheps and Fab Dupont Mixing With Headphones
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Andrew Scheps and Fab Dupont Mixing With Headphones

Mixing in... headphones? Blasphemy!
Andrew Scheps
| 18min
Start to Finish: Jimmy Douglass - Episode 12 - Mixing Part 2
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Start to Finish: Jimmy Douglass - Episode 12 - Mixing Part 2

As Jimmy Douglass continues with his mix of "Light Shine Through," he starts to dig into the vocals and put together the puzzle pieces.
Jimmy Douglass
| 30min
Start to Finish: Jimmy Douglass - Episode 11 - Mixing Part 1
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Start to Finish: Jimmy Douglass - Episode 11 - Mixing Part 1

With the production complete, and the files exported, it is finally time to take the "Light Shine Through" to the legendary Jimmy Douglass for mixing.
Jimmy Douglass
| 28min
Start to Finish: Ill Factor - Episode 10 - Adding Adlibs & Completing The Production
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Start to Finish: Ill Factor - Episode 10 - Adding Adlibs & Completing The Production

With the additional production in place, ill and Jared decide they could use a few more adlibs. Once those are tracked, ill focuses on creating a rough mix of the song and preps the multitrack to send to Jimmy Douglass for mixing.
ill Factor
| 45min
Start to Finish: Ill Factor - Episode 9 - Enhancing The Production
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Start to Finish: Ill Factor - Episode 9 - Enhancing The Production

After focusing heavily on the vocal production, it's time to turn their attention back to the track and add fills, transition effects, creative automation, and more.
ill Factor
| 50min
Vance Powell Mixing
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Vance Powell Mixing "Tennessee Whiskey" By Chris Stapleton

Initially released in 2015, Chris Stapleton's version of "Tennessee Whiskey" has since gone on to become the most requested song in Jukeboxes across America. After an industry-shaking performance of the song with Justin Timberlake at the Country Music Awards the year it was released, the song went straight to the top of the charts and has since been certified 6x Platinum.
Vance Powell
| 01h 35min
Start to Finish: Ill Factor - Episode 7 - Vocal Production Pt. 1
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Start to Finish: Ill Factor - Episode 7 - Vocal Production Pt. 1

The production is in place, and Jared has written most of the final top line and lyric ideas. It's time to start laying down the final vocals.
ill Factor
| 43min
Start to Finish: Ill Factor - Episode 6 - Working On The Top Line & Loop Workflow
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Start to Finish: Ill Factor - Episode 6 - Working On The Top Line & Loop Workflow

Continuing with the top line, it's on to the song's pre-chorus before writing out the lyrics. Once the idea is in place, ill Factor and Jared go into a looping workflow with Ableton Live, allowing ill to work on the production while Jared continues crafting the lyrics.
ill Factor
| 27min

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