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Mick Guzauski Mixing Template

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Grammy Award Winning Engineer, Mick Guzauski is trusted by the world’s top-level talent to consistently deliver the exciting and creative mixes that he has become famous for.

The challenge that comes with being one of the most in-demand mixing engineers in the industry, is that you have to develop a system that allows you to work quickly and efficiently, while still making every mix as incredible as the last. To rise to the occasion, you have to get the technology out of the way so that you can get right to work and stay creative.

In this puremix.net exclusive, Mick Guzauski walks you through the exact template he uses on every mix to quickly sort tracks, add effects, navigate his Avid S6 console, and create all of the stems the artist may need in the future, in just one pass.

Once you have seen how Mick does it, you can download his personal template perfectly translated for the following DAWs:

  • Pro Tools
  • Ableton Live
  • Logic Pro X
  • Studio One
  • Cubase
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Transcript
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Equipment & Software
  • Avid S6 Console
  • Avid Non-Linear Reverb
  • FabFilter Pro-L
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Mick Guzauski

Mick Guzauski has won 11 Grammy Awards and mixed over 27 #1 hits. Mick is considered one of the top mix sound engineer and mixer 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 owned by George Massenburg (the father of parametric EQs in case you did not know...). "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!)

Mick is actually well-known for his natural and organic sound. Have a look at his pureMix videos and pay attention to his subtle eq and compression move. Whatever he does, it always sounds unprocessed, real and sweet to the ear.

Credits

Daft Punk

Prince

Michael Jackson

Earth Wind & Fire

Natalie Cole

Kenny G

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enanosanint
2018 Jul 04
Super useful to be able to print stems at once! Working on a film track with a bunch of incidental music and it is saving me hours and hours of time. BANANAS
EmissarySound
2018 May 24
That's cool.
LucaSkyline
2018 May 05
If you don't have the possibilities to work in a studio, closer with an experienced engineer...Well, we got puremix.net ;) Thanks a lot guys! these videos are extremely well done !!
onlinemusic
2018 May 04
Thanks Mick! The VCA spill grouping is clever. Would love to see a follow up with some of your plugin and outboard choices.
G.MICHAELHALL
2018 May 03
Mick is such a likable articulate easy to understand incredible talent, wish he would do lots more!;-)
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