Fab Dupont Mixing TMBOY

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TMBOY is an electronic “shadow pop duo” formed by members Sarah Aument and Will Shore. Their music has an organic feel, courtesy of Shore’s live vibraphone performances, mixed with elements of house and techno which serve to amplify the emotion in Sarah’s lyrics. Jingle writers by day, indie artists by night, TMBOY’s music combines synth elements with irresistible melodies and well-crafted lyrics that capture their audience’s attention and won’t let go.

In this exclusive, Grammy award-winning engineer, Fab Dupont, mixes a single off of their upcoming record called “The Light” and demonstrates how he:

  • Deals with a troublesome snare drum using techniques like pitch shifting, distortion, and transient design.
  • Uses metering and gain staging techniques to set himself up for delivering to streaming platforms.
  • Balances multiple bass synth patches against each other and creates space for each to avoid masking.
  • Sets up his 2 bus compression to add density and weight to the mix
  • Uses parallel compression to increase the impact of the drums

Once the mix is complete, Fab recalls the original mix that he did for the record to compare his on the fly, in the box mix to the version that went through multiple recalls and made the record to see which one wins.

Watch Fab Dupont mix the Brooklyn based duo, TMBOY. Only on

Exercise files
Equipment & Software


  • Avid EQ3 1 Band
  • Avid Mod Delay III
  • Fab Filter Pro-Q2
  • Massey Tape Head
  • Oxford Dynamics
  • Oxford Limiter
  • Oxford Reverb
  • Oxford Supresser
  • Softube Active Equalizer
  • Softube TSAR-1 Reverb
  • Sound Toys Decapitator
  • Sound Toys Devil-Loc
  • Sound Toys Little Alter Boy
  • Sound Toys Micro Shift
  • UAD 1176LN Rev E
  • UAD AMS RMX 16
  • UAD Dangerous BAX EQ
  • UAD EMT 140
  • UAD EMT 250
  • UAD Lexicon 224
  • UAD Maximizer
  • UAD Pultec-Pro Legacy
  • UAD SSL G Bus Compressor
  • UAD dbx 160
  • Waves RBass
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Fab Dupont

Fab Dupont is an award-winning NYC based record producer, mixing/mastering engineer and co-founder of

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.


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Featured Artists and Musics

TMBOY is Sarah Aument and Will Shore. Together they create shadowy electronic pop that has an unusually organic feel for music that leans heavily into house and techno. As a songwriter, Aument’s vocals expose the difficult process of understanding who she is, while Shore’s vibraphone playing and production amplify the emotion in each lyric.

  • The Light

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2021 Jun 24
I'm more than fashionably late to this party, however, (imo) this video, trancends time and all that other good stuff, like which DAW to use or the particular plugins etc. For me the song is so good it will outlast us all and Fab's interpretation, approach and thought process, is where the gems reside. I don't think it would matter what tools he used to accomplish his goal. Really an inspiring video, (and viewpoint). Hopefully I can absorb a tiny bit of this and put it to good use! Gracias!
2019 Jan 26
Hi, Fab! That is inspiring. Thanks for the video and comparing different days and different equipment used for the mix (ITB or OTB). It shows one more time that the vision of the sound of the exact song doesn't change over time.
2018 Dec 31
So informative and inspiring....dig it!
jonathan bratoeff
2018 Dec 21
Super, trés informatif! Fab you are a great teacher :)
2018 Dec 07
Great walk through. I especially appreciated the final comparison to your original mix. This video was *way* deeper than just a discussion of the SSL comp on the 2-bus (I think that's how it was advertised in the pureMix email I received). As always, thank you for sharing so much of your time with us!
2018 Dec 07
Fab is a very goof teacher! This Tutorial is great.
Sariel Montalván
2018 Dec 05
Please, In spanish!
2018 Nov 28
A truck load ) and its also as loud as hell . Fab you make mixing a blast
2018 Nov 28
A truck load )
2018 Nov 24
Great video, Fab! I was wondering about your take on the UA Sonnox stuff vs the native versions. Noticed you used both, here.
2018 Nov 23
Drun Crush! Best one so far.