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Andrew Scheps Mixing Hozier Movement in Dolby Atmos

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If you have seen Andrew Scheps deconstructing his stereo mix of "Movement" on pureMix, it would be hard to imagine a better song for Andrew to choose for the world's first Dolby Atmos Mixing breakdown from start to finish.

In this pureMix.net exclusive, you'll join Andrew Scheps at Abbey Road in The Penthouse Dolby Atmos mixing room as he explains his thought process for mixing in Dolby Atmos and breaks down his Atmos mix of the hit song "Movement" by Hozier.

You will be listening to the Binaural Render of the Atmos mix. Headphones are required.

Watch as Andrew:

  • Deconstructs each piece of his Atmos mixing template and explains the process he went through to build it
  • Discusses how he approached this Atmos mix from stems instead of redoing the mix from the original Pro Tools multitrack session.
  • Explains the conversation that he has with every artist before starting an Atmos mix
  • Explains how and why he sets up the Binaural render modes inside of the Pro Tools session instead of the Dolby Renderer
  • Discusses his object-based Mix bus
  • Demonstrates how he uses divergence to send a small amount of signal to the center channel to refocus instruments like Kick, Bass, and the Lead Vocal
  • Shows how he uses a discrete send to the LFE channel instead of using the LFE for bass management
  • Uses Leapwing's Center One to get signal to the center channel without destroying the width of a stereo track
  • Uses NUGEN Audio's Halo Upmix to preserve the same spread and sound of a signal no matter how it will crash down to match the user's playback system
  • Discusses how we interpret directional sound, and how timbre changes as panning happens are necessary for Binaural rendering to achieve the sensation of audio surrounding you
  • Uses NUGEN AUDIO Halo Upmix in a different way to spread the vocal stem printed with effects from the stereo mix across the back wall
  • Explains why he "sticks to the walls" to avoid playback issues on different systems
  • Shows how he created his Atmos effect returns with reverbs, autopanners, slap delays, and more
  • Demonstrates his Pinpoint Reverb send, which he uses for a point source reverb that follows the main source, or exists in its own space elsewhere in the Atmos canvas
  • Explains why background vocals still work well when panned to the back and how our brains interpret audio signals that come from behind us

This is your chance to join Andrew Scheps as he explains his approach to mixing in Dolby Atmos. Only on pureMix.net

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Equipment & Software
  • Pro Tools
  • Autopan
  • Bounce Factory
  • bx_digital V3 mix
  • Cargo Cult Slapper
  • Cargo Cult Spanner
  • D-Verb
  • Dolby Atmos Renderer
  • Eventide H3000 Factory
  • Fab Filter Pro-L2
  • FabFilter Pro Q3
  • Leapwing CenterOne
  • Liquid Sonics Seventh Heaven
  • NUGEN Halo Upmix
  • process.audio Decibel
  • ReVibe II
  • Soundtoys EchoBoy
  • Waves Center
  • Waves H-Delay
  • Waves Scheps Omni Channel
  • Valhalla Room
  • Valhalla Vintage Verb
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Andrew Scheps

Andrew Scheps is a music producer, mixing engineer and record label owner based in the United Kingdom. He has received Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album for his work on Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stadium Arcadium, Album Of The Year for Adele's 21, and also Best Reggae Album for Ziggy Marley's Fly Rasta.

Andrew started as a musician, but found that what he enjoyed most was working behind the scenes. This led him to study recording at the University of Miami. After graduating, he spent some time working for Synclavier, and then on the road with Stevie Wonder (as a keyboard tech) and Michael Jackson (mixing live sound). But he found his home in the studio, and he honed his craft working for producers such as Rob Cavallo, Don Was and Rick Rubin.

Andrew collaborated with Waves in order to create his own line of plug-ins which include the Scheps 73 EQ and the Scheps Parallel Particles.

Andrew is one of the best known mixing engineers in the world, well-known for his Rear Bus mixing techniques that he developed working on his 64 input Neve 8068 console and his love for distortion of any kind. If you are watching pureMix videos you will see that he managed to carry his analog sound signature over to a fully portable digital rig. These days, Andrew mixes completely In The Box as it allows him much greater flexibility and the ability to work on several project simultaneously.

Credits

Beyonce

Lana Del Rey

Red Hot Chili Peppers

U2

Michael Jackson

Green Day

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shanegrush
2022 Sep 03
Thanks for this great walkthrough, Mr. Scheps! Will there ever be a template download for your Atmos template like we've had on the stereo side of things? I believe I understand the mono OBED Aux routings, but for some reason, I'm unclear on the Atmos Mix Busses, their inputs, and how they dance with each other. For example, the 7.0.2 Router input isn't shown. I know the output is discussed, but I'd love to take in the entire signal flow.
MarcoPolo
2022 Jul 03
Great combo of Atmos-centric videos from Andrew. I’m struck by how this is exponentially more complex than mixing in stereo — both technically and artistically. Looking forward to experiencing some great Atmos mixes in a well-calibrated and good sounding room. Thanks, pureMix!
ydemierre
2022 Jul 02
Merci Andrew!! As always you managed to create a template that is smart and effective. A lot of “food for thoughts” on the all approach to Atmos mixing . Thank you
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