Inside The Mix: Fab Dupont Mixing 1234

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What happens when you change vital pieces of your rig like computers, converters, and outboard gear, along with OS updates and more over a few years; and then have to recall a mix?

In this pureMix Exclusive tutorial, Multi Award Winning Engineer, Fab Dupont, opens the original session for Ulrich Forman's song, "1234" and takes you through his system for recalling a hybrid mix full of analog hardware to reset, reverbs to re-time, and even a stereo tube-preamp to run the entire mix through.

Once the session is recalled, Fab breaks down how they took the song from a demo to a full production and deconstructs the mix, explaining every step of his thought process along the way.

Watch Fab explain:

  • His hybrid analog/digital setup
  • Patchbay routing
  • His recall note system
  • How he ran the entire mix through a stereo analog tube preamp from a spring reverb, and simultaneously created a level matched clean version of his mix "just in case"
  • How he used a real EMT 140 plate reverb and an AKG BX10 spring reverb
  • How to soften transients using tape plugins
  • The process of augmenting the original demo and turning it into an exciting completed production

This video is a unique look at Fab's entire setup, his approach to hybrid mixing, production, and more.

Once you have seen how Fab does it, download the stems, and mix it yourself!

Watch Fab Dupont recall and deconstruct the mix of "1234" by Ulrich Forman. Only on

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Equipment & Software
  • AKG BX10 Spring Reverb
  • Antares Auto-Tune Pro
  • apTrigga3
  • Chandler Limited LTD-2
  • Dangerous Music 2-BUS+
  • Dangerous Music BAX EQ
  • Dangerous Music Compressor
  • Dangerous Music CONVERT-8
  • Dangerous Music Liaison
  • Dangerous Music Master
  • Dyn3 Expander/Gate
  • Empirical Labs Fatso EL7x
  • EMT 140 Plate Reverb
  • FabFilter Pro Q2
  • InTune
  • Lexicon PCM42 Reverb
  • Lo-Fi
  • Manley Stereo Pultec EQ
  • MNotepad
  • Mod Delay III
  • Neuman PE Stereo EQ
  • Oxford Compressor/Limiter
  • Oxford Envolution
  • Oxford EQ+Filters
  • Oxford Inflator
  • Oxford Limiter
  • SansAmp PSA-1
  • Soundtoys Decapitator
  • Soundtoys EchoBoy
  • Soundtoys PanMan
  • Space Expander Tube Preamp
  • TapeHead
  • UAD EMT 140
  • UAD Little Labs IBP
  • UAD Neve 33609
  • UAD Precision Maximizer
  • UAD Precision Reflection Engine
  • UAD Pultec-Pro Legacy
  • UAD Roland RE-201
  • UAD Studer A800
  • UAD UA 1176 Rev A
  • UAD UA 1176LN Rev E
  • Universal Audio 2192
  • XILS DeeS
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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
Ulrich Forman

Polérik Rouvière is a guitarist, composer, performer, and winner of the first Young Talent Prize of the jazz festival of La Défense. He studied sound engineering and musical harmony training at MIT Los Angeles, then returned to France and in 1999 to form the electro group Ledge. In 2012, following a romantic break, Polérik adopted the name of Ulrich Forman and turned to folk. The musician disappears for a few years to return in 2018 with a new pop folk title, "All I Want".

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2022 Mar 25
This is a great video, seeing how the stems were set up and the tracks going to them was really helpful. For example, seeing how the shared reverbs were sent to their own stem but the vocal slap reverb stayed with the vocal stem really helps in my decision making. Thank you!
2020 Aug 06
I am from myanmar i want you to mix my song how can i contact you?
2020 May 15
i just love your humor and love watching your videos
2019 Nov 25
Thanks Fab. I often run into bands wanting a more 'lofi' sound. Love the guts of sending the entire mix through a spring preamp so I tried out something in the box. At the end of my 2 buss I added lofi (dist @ .4 and sat @ .1) and UAD precision reverb set to spring. My first thought was that it would sound bad and wreck my original mix but it really helped to glue things together and give it a more lofi vibe while maintaining clarity and fidelity. Anyone else out there trying similar things?
2019 Nov 12
En español por favor!
2019 Jul 19
It distorts when you look at it ))) Fab your humour makes learning so much easier . Thanks from Canada
2019 Jul 15
I really appreciate the system review before and after and hardware routing (workflow) explanation.
2019 Jul 14
As always, fascinating and hugely valuable content. I'd like to ask, though, that you give some thought to wearing a quieter shirt for these videos. Thank you!
2019 Jul 13
Thank you so much. I am always learning from you :) I notice the return for the BX10 is a bit left heavy (28:55) Does it matter? The entire mix is going through the SpaceExpander preamp? or is it being added in parallel? Cheers from Las Vegas
2019 Jul 13
Being French, these track names really make sense to me, especially the Bordel track :-) Awesome video, as always. Thank you! Cheers from Nice