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Mick Guzauski Mixing Ady Suleiman

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Mick mixes "What's The Score" from scratch and shows how he creates a finished mix track by track

Grammy award winner Mick Guzauski teaches you how to create balance and add life to a track using subtle and intentional moves to craft a perfect mix. Learn how to skillfully balance countless tracks and thoughtfully enhance the producer’s vision for Ady Suleiman’s song “What’s The Score”.

This tutorial is for any engineer or producer looking for techniques they can use to create definition and clarity in their mixes.

See how an award winning mix engineer first creates a solid instrumental foundation and then gets the vocals to stand out while still sounding and feeling completely natural in the mix.

In this 2 hour tutorial, Mick shows you how to:

  • Setup and arrange his mixing sessions
  • EQ and compress the drums one by one
  • Layer live drums with sequenced drums so they compliment each other sonically
  • Add more attack and low end to the drums without using compression or EQ
  • Blend together multiple layers of guitars and add stereo width using chorus effects
  • Level management and gain staging to keep your faders in the sweet spot
  • Use small .5dB or 1dB moves to add and subtract just the right amount shape to tracks
  • Create dimension, clarity, and depth to the vocals with Mick’s signature vocal mixing tricks
  • Tweak reverb templates and presets to create a soundstage for elements of the mix to sit in
  • Mix bus EQ and compression to add the last bit of polish and glue to the entire mix
  • Automating levels and adding the finishing touches to the mix

If you want to see how a professional mix engineer crafts a killer pop mix and learn tips and tricks that will inspire you to try something new on your next mix, then you need to watch Mick Guzauski mixing Ady Suleiman.

Please note: This tutorial does not include the multitrack stems as per the artist’s request.

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Equipment & Software
  • Fabfilter Pro-Q2
  • Fabfilter Pro-MB
  • Fabfilter Pro-C
  • Fabfilter Pro-L
  • Avid Pro Subharmonic
  • Avid Air Chorus
  • Avid Mod Delay III
  • Sonnox Oxford TranMod
  • Sonnox Oxford EQ and Filters
  • Waves X-Click
  • Waves H-Delay
  • Waves S1 Imager
  • Waves PS22 Spread
  • Waves DeEsser
  • UA EMT 250
  • UA 1176 Rev A
  • UA EMT 140
  • UA Manley Massive Passive
  • UA SSL G Bus Compressor
  • Sound Toys Micro Shift
  • Exponential Audio Phoenix Verb
  • Audio Ease Altiverb XL
Featured Music

Artist: Ady Suleiman

Website - Twitter - Facebook - Soundcloud - Youtube

Song: What’s The Score

iTunes - Spotify - Youtube

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Mick Guzauski

He's won 11 Grammy Awards and mixed over 27 #1 hits, engineer/mixer Mick Guzauski is one of the top mixing engineers in the world.

Mick's love for both music and technology started when he was in high school. Growing up in Rochester, NY where there were no nearby commercial studios so Mick put together his own studio in parents' basement with equipment that he had begged, borrowed, built, repaired and modified.

In the early '80s, Mick worked with Maurice White and Earth, Wind and Fire at the Complex (then George Massenburg Studios). "Being around George was a great learning experience in both the art of recording and in audio technology," said Mick.

Then in 2013, Daft Punk was looking for an engineer/mixer to team up with on their fourth studio album and at the recommendation of mutual friend Mick got the call. Unlike most dance albums, the sound of Random Access Memories is completely organic and incredibly dynamic (and fat!)

Credits

Daft Punk

Prince

Michael Jackson

Earth Wind & Fire

Natalie Cole

Kenny G

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recoil23
2017 Apr 20
Remarkable Tutorial :) Only component missed during this amazing walk through was the settings used for the Background vocal reverb (Exponential Audio phoenix reverb). The Reverb was added simply added for the background vocals but without explanation of plug-in settings used.
itsJosh
2017 Mar 12
Fantastic! Learned a lot, about everything, including how to better organize my own Pro Tools sessions for mixing, which was very exciting. Can't thank you enough.
Thiago Franco
2017 Mar 08
I can't express how much I admire you work Mr. Guzauski! It would be like a dream to me if you could share with us the mixing process of the song "Fragments of Time" from the album "Random Access Memories" by Daft Punk. I love absolutely everything about this song and I would love to see a tutorial based on it, if it's possible, of course. Sorry about my poor English, it's a work in progress... Thanks again teacher!!!
SPORT
2017 Mar 06
We can't see that in the video so i would like to know if Mr. Guzauski use spectrum analyzer when he mixing the low end.
DRocksRecords
2017 Mar 04
Nice video, nice techniques, nice passion for music communicated, enlighting ideas. Thanks for sharing. I noticed some changes with the final tutorial mix print and the real actual commercial mix and mastered version but I guess it's asbolutely normal since you can never do EXACTLY the same thing.
ilyaorlov
2017 Mar 02
Yes, what a beautiful production! And great mixing. "It's all about the balance" - must be the slogan of this video.
c.masta
2017 Mar 02
Can you add cutted video with all automation process?
SPORT
2017 Feb 27
So simple, so nice. Thank you guys.
TC Hotrod
2017 Feb 26
Another kind of music adressed in this video and other ways to process. Always a lot to learn, as usual. Great ! But yes, it's a real shame we can't download tracks for practice. It's already frustrating when songs are truncated, you know but it's worse when we got nothing to play with. Please keep in mind, one of the best features in Puremix is the high quality song tracks we can download and continue our experimentation by ourselves after watching videos.
nwt
2017 Feb 25
Where are the tracks for download?? Cannot see them.
G.MICHAELHALL
2017 Feb 24
I could listen to this man talk and watch him work all day. Such an incredible talent and a personality that really makes learning from him an unforgettable joy. Easily one of the best tutorials on the site!! Thanks Mr G , thank you so very much for taking the time to make such an excellent and inspiring tutorial. Bloody awful shame about no exercise content to follow along with.
samax80
2017 Feb 24
Good class Teacher!!!!
mverzola
2017 Feb 24
Hilarious ending! Love his energy. I like this tutorial better than the Pharrell one. Happy to see him using Fabfilter plugins. Thanks so much for sharing!
SpaceInfader
2017 Feb 23
Nice, I really dig his sound! Please don't always fast forward the automation as this is where a lot of magic happens and I would really love to hear about the thoughts behind each move. Especially from a guy like Guzauski! If I'd get bored I could always fast forward by myself. Or maybe do a whole dedicated Vid about automation...? :)
DaveNJ
2017 Feb 23
I'm pronouncing it re-VERB from now on - great video!
rmoreno
2017 Feb 23
This is good. Incredible mix.
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