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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 pureMix.net 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 pureMix.net

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Equipment & Software

Software

  • Avid Pro Expander
  • Fab Filter Pro-DS
  • Fab Filter Pro-Q2
  • Oxford Dynamics
  • Oxford Inflator
  • Oxford Limiter
  • Oxford Reverb
  • PSP Nexcellence
  • 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 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

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mataran
2018 Dec 18
A tomber par terre! That is a "Tour de force"! Thanks Fab for this awesome video. So much to learn from.
rickdrumss
2018 Dec 15
This is, IMO, one of the best "In the box" mixing tutorial!! Thank you infinito!
mloupe
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?
telepathy
2018 Dec 12
Low note of the main riff on that bass is so sharp it's almost a re-harm.
puremixmark
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.
chris.massa
2018 Dec 09
Question why is the "BandPush" going to Analog 1+2, instead of the SUM? How does that get Printed?
badmonkey
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!!
bryanhall
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.
mike.p
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!
curt
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!!
DaveNJ
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...
Jalapainyo
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!
pearlpassion
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.
joethecomposer007
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 )))))
sircletus
2018 Dec 05
The 90's were a hell of a time to be alive. I'm going to have ADAT-related nightmares tonight.
jaredvp
2018 Dec 05
Drop trou now
Audiobsesion
2018 Dec 05
Spanish , please !!!
MarcoPolo
2018 Dec 05
I really enjoy watching you work, Fab. Great stuff, thank you!
sarielaurelio
2018 Dec 05
Please, in spanish!
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