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Inside The Mix: Fab Dupont Mixing 1234

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01h 48min

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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 pureMix.net

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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 AMS RMX16
  • 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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Mentors
Fab Dupont

Fab Dupont is a Grammy 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 been nominated for Grammys 6 times, including two Latin Grammys and has received many other accolades around the world, including Victoires de la Musique, South African Music awards, Pan African Music Awards and US independent music awards.

Credits

David Crosby

Queen Latifah

Jennifer Lopez

Mark Ronson

Les Nubians

Toots And The Maytals

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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pabloquijano
2019 Nov 12
En español por favor!
joethecomposer007
2019 Jul 19
It distorts when you look at it ))) Fab your humour makes learning so much easier . Thanks from Canada
chris.massa
2019 Jul 15
I really appreciate the system review before and after and hardware routing (workflow) explanation.
pushplayaudio
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!
Kingwhistle
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
Ericaw
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
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