WATCH TRAILER

Fab Dupont Deconstructing Moi

Pro Video

01h 43min

(39)

In 2017, Lolo Zouaï came bursting onto the pop music scene with single "High Highs to Low Lows," which has since gained millions of streams, Times Square billboard placements, and been received with critical acclaim by the world's most respected music publications.

After a brief meeting, Lolo, producer Stelios, and their team tagged award-winning producer and mixing engineer Fab Dupont to help shape the record into the smash hit it has become on the world stage.

In this pureMix exclusive tutorial, Fab breaks down how the record came to be, his input in the production stage, and how he approached mixing the album before deconstructing his entire mix, track by track, of the hit single "Moi."

Watch as Fab:

  • Explains how he met Lolo Zouaï, her team and how the project came to be
  • Plays the original demo he heard in the first meeting with the team
  • Explains the song structure suggestions he made in the production phase
  • Discusses how he had to organize the workflow with Lolo's team to work extremely quickly throughout the mixing of the full length record
  • Breaks down his gain staging for the mix
  • Describes his vision for the vocal sound of the track
  • Explains every detail of Lolo's vocal chain, and why he made the tweaks he did.
  • Gives the story of creating the 808 tone that carries the low end of the track
  • Dissects his parallel processing with the drums and bass of the track to teach how he crafted a fat and punchy foundation for the track
  • Goes through the synths, strings, and additional production for the rest of the track, showing how he molded each track to support the vocal performance
Chapters
CLICK_HERE
Transcript
CLICK_HERE
Equipment & Software

Software

  • apTrigga 3
  • Dyn3 Compressor Limiter
  • Eiosis E2 Deesser
  • FabFilter Pro DS
  • FabFilter Pro MB
  • FabFilter Pro Q2
  • Ghz Vulf Compressor 3
  • ModDelay III
  • Oxford Dynamics Compressor Limiter
  • Oxford Limiter
  • Oxford Reverb
  • Process.Audio Decibel
  • Process.Audio Sugar
  • Soothe
  • SoundToys Decapitator
  • SoundToys Devil-Loc
  • SoundToys Echoboy
  • SoundToys Echoboy Jr
  • SoundToys FilterFreak
  • SoundToys Little AlterBoy
  • SoundToys Microshift
  • UAD 1176 Rev A
  • UAD Dangerous BAX EQ
  • UAD dbx 160
  • UAD EMT 140
  • UAD LA3A
  • UAD Little Labs IBP
  • UAD MDWEQ5-5B
  • UAD Neve 33609
  • UAD Pultec-Pro Legacy
  • UAD SSL E Channel Strip
  • UAD SSL G Bus Compressor
  • UAD Studer A800
  • Valhalla Vintage Verb
  • Waves Abbey Road Vinyl
  • Waves Rbass
  • Waves Smack Attack
Not a Pro Member yet?
Pro Memembership
Watch all videos for
$24.99 / month
Mentors
Fab Dupont

Fab Dupont is a award-winning NYC based record producer, mixing/mastering engineer and co-founder of pureMix.net.

Fab has been playing, writing, producing and mixing music both live and in studios all over the world. He's worked in cities like Paris, Boston, Brussels, Stockholm, London and New York just to name a few.

He has his own studio called FLUX Studios in the East Village of New York City.

Fab has received many accolades around the world, including wins at the Victoires de la Musique, South African Music awards, Pan African Music Awards, US independent music awards. He also has received Latin Grammy nominations and has worked on many Latin Grammy and Grammy-nominated albums.

Credits

David Crosby

Queen Latifah

Jennifer Lopez

Mark Ronson

Les Nubians

Toots And The Maytals

What do you have to say?
Leave a comment
thematix
2021 Aug 03
It’s a real drag that the genres of music explored at Puremix is pretty limited and focuses mainly on clone-ish mainstream.
Mister Branch
2021 Jul 20
beautiful techniques pass by which benefits the song and completes it. Great Job !
wdamme
2021 Jun 26
Thank you so much for going into the details. Some of the other "how to mix" tutorials out there seem to assume that we are all Pro Tools power users/masters, which definitely is not the case. And, leave a lot out. Thank you for not doing that.
sonicdiscovery
2021 May 29
Great video as always. Fab, would it be possible to have this available for download as a mixing template? Thank you!
carlitopscorpio
2021 May 21
This course is great and Fab is fabulous. Him and Rick Keller were the reason I signed up for these courses. Of course, I can't forget the legend himself Chris Lord-Alge, too. All the greatest mentors on earth.
diogobenjor
2021 May 09
What an awesome video, plenty of techniques clearly explained, thanks a lot Fab!
Edgardo
2021 May 08
That song is sick dude!
Pearlpassionstudio
2021 May 08
Excellent Fab...Very intense tutorial with details...Thanks and great job.
MarcoPolo
2021 May 06
I always enjoy Fab's instruction. This was a great track/mix to deconstruct, too. Nicely done!
Castor X
2021 May 06
Thank you Fab-that was great.
Adrianj
2021 May 05
This is like a book that, once started, you cannot put it down. Fab has such a way of taking a sometimes tedious task and making it the most interesting thing you’ve ever seen. Not to mention the genius of Stelios …impressive as always. Thanks for this! Great song, great performance and the mix is, well, “bananas”
mataran
2021 May 05
"Last bar before the desert..." Awesome! The best definition of the mix engineer job ever! Great song and great video, may I say "As usual"? Thank you Fab! Thank you all!
pmlogin