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Watch Fab Dupont Mix A Problematic Track Recorded In A Home Studio

We asked the pureMix Pro Members to send us sessions recorded in home studios with common problems that we all deal with. Distorted tracks, tracks with excessive bleed, you name it, we asked for it.

Mike Brown and the band Gladhand obliged with their track All My Dogs, recorded live to ADAT in 1996.

The track has all of the fairly common challenges. Too much high hat bleed in the snare mic, an unfocused mono overhead, tom mics that may have been a little far away from the toms, and more.

In this exclusive, watch as Grammy Award Winning Engineer, Fab Dupont, deals with everyday challenges to extract a vibe that is consistent with the band’s intent and deliver a stellar mix from source tracks that need a little love.

See how Fab:

  • Deals with a snare drum with too much ring
  • Replaces toms recorded with a less than ideal mic technique
  • Creates a vibe around the drums from a mono overhead
  • Adds definition, clarity and tone to the bass track
  • Creates space around close mic’d guitar amplifiers
  • Addresses clipping on the guitar tracks
  • Fits in an overdubbed violin track
  • Creates a two bus processing chain that adds movement and supports the groove of the mix.

After you've seen how Fab does it, download the stems and practice what you've learned!

Watch Fab Dupont, deal with everyday problems on tracks recorded in a home studio, while mixing “All My Dogs” from Gladhand. Only on

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  • Avid Pro Expander
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  • SansAmp
  • Sound Toys Decapitator
  • Sound Toys Echo Boy Jr.
  • UAD 1176
  • UAD Ampeg SVTVR
  • UAD Dangerous BAX EQ
  • UAD Fairchild 670
  • UAD Ocean Ways Studios
  • UAD Pultec-Pro Legacy
  • UAD SSL G Bus Compressor
  • UAD Studer A800
  • UAD Teletronix LA-2A
  • UAD dbx 160
  • apulSoft apTrigga 3
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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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2022 Sep 16
Mande it look easy.
2021 May 08
What I didn’t understand was the gainstaging here. Looked like most of the tracks were clipping and as I understand it the first thing to do is to clip gain everything down so that it’s leaking around -12 dbfs. But this didn’t happen and wasn’t even mentioned at all. Is this gain staging stuff a myth then?
2021 May 07
Makes it look very simple to get a great vibe out of a pretty messy session. That’s talent!
Adis Cengic
2020 Aug 31
The only thing i don't like on puremix is that all courses are based on mixing rock music. Give us hip hop, trap, or r&b examples.
2020 Jul 21
he copies the bass track what can we do on logic instead, I never used protools
2020 Jul 18
Need more this! Want to learn more! And also like Fab’s humor in his tutorial videos!
2020 Jun 07
En español por favor.
2020 Apr 03
Man, I watched 40:00 - 50:00 in this video like 5 times just soaking it up. It's so great to hear a track that isn't as immaculately recorded as the stuff you usually work with. Of course when you're working with tracks like the Chili Peppers or something, it's a little easier to mix. This sounds a lot closer to what a lot of us are working with on a daily basis. Would love to see more of these. Really great stuff. It helps bridge that gap in knowledge that I assume many like me have.
2020 Jan 18
2019 Jun 23
Loved this one Fab. I'm also dealing quite often with sub standardly recorded material and this was a great toolbox to tackle a lot of common problems especially with live drums. A bit off topic but that Mike dude seemed a little ungrateful. You did an amazing job with what you were given. May I suggest more tutorials like this if you can mate. Thank you.
2019 Jun 04
Very great tutorial. Loved how the mix was approached regardless of how the tracks sounded.
2019 Apr 20
Excelente vídeo, ¿sería posible traducción en español? please!!
2019 Apr 02
What headphones was Fab using? Great Video!!
2019 Apr 02
Ocean way studios on stereo the result!
L Pass
2019 Feb 17
This was a blast. It's amazing how often Puremix videos hit on exactly the info I need when I need it. I love your teaching style, Fab.
2019 Jan 06
Just Amazing! This tutorial it self paid my puremix subscription. I am so glad I had the chance to see it. Thanks a lot
2019 Jan 04
Amazing. What started out pretty much sounding like a room mic at a band practice became a pro sounding mix. Learned a lot about how I can correct recordings during the mixing stage.
2018 Dec 25
I have seen many tutorials from many "masters" and this is definitely one of the best.
2018 Dec 20
Hey Fab, I love this - not because the track or recording ist pure magic - no. Because it's kind of real life stuff one gets if you're not lucky enough just working with top notch musicians, producers etc. It always seems to be kind of easier to get where you want if the quality of the recording is good in terms of technical and musical content. You taking the risk of mixing this kind of project (not judging the music itself but the obvious lack of handcraft quality in recording) shows the quality of your work and the concepts you developed for yourself to mix tracks! Thanx !!
2018 Dec 20
Wow, DMX really going in a new direction.... This is a sweet tune!
2018 Dec 19
This is hands down my favorite video yet. Really fun watching Fab in his flow, trying to bang through this and not waste time. Nice to see the workflow without getting too side tracked. Really liked it. Thanks!
2018 Dec 18
A tomber par terre! That is a "Tour de force"! Thanks Fab for this awesome video. So much to learn from.
2018 Dec 15
This is, IMO, one of the best "In the box" mixing tutorial!! Thank you infinito!
2018 Dec 13
Feel like the highs on the guitars need to be rolled off a bit to get them out the air band. What y’all think about that?
2018 Dec 12
Low note of the main riff on that bass is so sharp it's almost a re-harm.
2018 Dec 11
Great eye Chris.Massa! Fab was still hearing the parallel bus as it was going through his monitors. For this section, we went back and added the band push to the print track to make sure you could hear what Fab was hearing as it happened, along the way with accurate moves as Fab makes them in the video. It's a very fun job :) Once in a while, we work a few too many hours and miss a detail or two, but, all is well! The audio you hear in the video is as it should be.
2018 Dec 09
Question why is the "BandPush" going to Analog 1+2, instead of the SUM? How does that get Printed?
2018 Dec 09
This is the best tutorial I have seen. The real deal - how most people send us their sessions. Par excellance!! I am so happy to have found this!!
2018 Dec 08
This was almost too real! :) It felt like so many ADAT recordings from the 90's I witnessed or was a part of. It was so real it was almost uncomfortable. I could not believe the difference between the first list to the final mix. I was kind of shocked that the client wasn't more blown away in his initial response. But I love that Fab was so honest and willing to show what that process is like. Amazing work.
2018 Dec 08
(comment prior to watching whole video) Exactly what Ive been waiting for since I first subscribed! I get a lot of clients with poor material, and I want to know different ways to tackle problems! I would like more of these videos! If you can tackle a poorly recorded track, I bet you can do good recordings too. So, I vote for more home studio session mixing! Home-recorded rap session 2-bus beat last resort improving Thanks in advance!
2018 Dec 07
Your videos and training are just first class. Watching and listening how you transformed this from a very rough start to a great sounding mix was greatly educational. I especially appreciated that you showed us the entire process. Thanks Fab!!
2018 Dec 06
This is a great video - thanks Fab! Question - did we ever hear the Band Push? I see it's routed to Out 1-2 and not SUM...
2018 Dec 06
What an insightful look into artistic intuition, work flow, philosophy and vibe! Can this concept become a series, maybe with some additional mentors from Pure Mix? Presenting the unedited conversation with the artist after the first mix delivery is an invaluable snapshot of that experience with the client/ artist also. I don't know of any other Mix/Mentor sight that's ever exposed a sequence like that. Awesome!
2018 Dec 06
This was great. Learned a lot on your approach with the mix. Yes, that snare was like a tin can, guitars were way to distorted. You made the best out of that live mix. Excellent work. Love these new tutorials and well worth the price of admission. Thanks
Masroor Sheidaei
2018 Dec 06
Pretty good job on this project which had lack of good vibes except some lines.
2018 Dec 05
i'm speechless. What you do Fab is sooooooooooo musical. Taking parts and molding them to be larger than life. I'm thinking this band is going use this mix )))))
2018 Dec 05
The 90's were a hell of a time to be alive. I'm going to have ADAT-related nightmares tonight.
2018 Dec 05
Drop trou now
2018 Dec 05
Spanish , please !!!
2018 Dec 05
I really enjoy watching you work, Fab. Great stuff, thank you!
Sariel Montalván
2018 Dec 05
Please, in spanish!