Gearfest 2012: Tracking Part 2 - Drum Kit

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Once again, the pureMix team performed on the Sweetwater Gearfest theater stage. Fab and Ben recorded The Liza Colby Sound, live, no safety net, showing how to place microphones, use preamps and process audio in real time while recording it.

This is Part 2 of this seminar, dealing with overheads and snare recording.

The band was tracked with a full line of Lauten Audio (Atlantis, Clarion) and Blue (Mouse, Dragonflies, Stage 2 Bottle) microphones, UAD Apollo preamps and plugins, Manley (TNT Cool & Hot Pre, Dual Mono Pre) preamps, Dangerous Bax Eq, monitored through a Dangerous D-box and a pair of Focal Twins 6 and CMS Sub speakers.

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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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2013 May 22
Thanks for these videos. I working on the song right now and its great to hear and see the people how played it. Its good to know the mics that you used, I can take that along in the mixing process! PS: You should have ignored the audience choice concerning the snare mic setting - HaHA....I liked the first mic setting much better (fuller sound) and it's gone take me hours to get it sound as fat again. Thanks , Roland Stolk
2013 Jan 01
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2012 Dec 13
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