Gearfest 2012: Tracking Part 3 - Bass

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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 3 of this seminar, dealing with bass guitar 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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2014 Aug 14
Great class, but i ear a problem in the over head, like a flanging noise because the proximity of the mic's.
2013 Jun 07
Very Helpful info abouth EQ and DI!!! Interesting info abouth Bleading in bass amp mic, room space etc.
2012 Dec 05
Very cool. In 1971 I wanted to play like Jack Bruce, so I had to have an EB3. Unfortunately, I'm a lefty, so in those days it was pay in advance and wait forever (for a kid.) It was my first "real" lefty instrument. It had some good sounds, but it was a slot head and had more dead spots on the neck than my ex-girlfriend. Fortunately, I kept it for a long time and was able to sell it to someone who loved instruments from the era.