Mix Versioning with Fab Dupont

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You know that feeling when you get an email that says “Can we go back to the mix from three weeks ago?”

We’ve all been there. Making multiple versions of a mix until we are happy, then sending it off to the client and entering a rigorous round of revisions, only to hear back from the artist two months later that they need a change for a tv spot, but it has to be made to the first version of the mix you sent. All of these different versions can get confusing and nearly impossible to keep track of, let alone communicate. Fab Dupont shows you how he deals with multiple versions of a mix and explains his versioning system that makes communication and recalls a breeze, saving you hours of frustration.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to:

  • Organize multiple versions of the same project
  • Communicate efficiently and clearly with clients when discussing versions
  • Save time looking for previous project states 
  • Recall your previous work from multiple points of the project's lifespan.
  • Save frustration when clients want to revert or refer to another mix

Learn the nomenclature that Fab uses and create a system that works best for your workflow.

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Fab Dupont

Fab Dupont is an award-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 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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2019 Sep 01
nice ! so what happen if your at 1.5 but the band prefer the 1.2 version and want you to start again from the 1.2 ? Do you call the next version 1.6 or 1.2.2 or what?
2019 Apr 22
Great video Fab. It's really interesting to see another engineers hierarchy system. thanks!
2019 Jan 20
Great and funny intro :))
2018 Aug 21
Good video. I've been implementing a similar system too because like you said its really essential to keep track of mixes. You showed a very well explained way of doing it and it confirms I'm doing the right thing when keeping organized with versioning. thanks
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2018 Apr 08
I LOVE Fabs system! I do make a master folder - Then revs something like songname_dd/mm/yy_a the next being (b) then c, etc with each save as - Putting the date in tells me when I worked on that version - Is that necessary? I dummo maybe not. But using my version (and why I am going to switch to Fabs) is you are stepping through the alphabet for each version - That get messy. So..... I shall henceforth and herewith, use Fabs FAHBULOUS DAHLING! versioning. Also I have been been supremely lazy in not doing a bounce per version - I shall be lazy no more!
2018 Feb 12
Thanks Fab! This will be very useful and a way to improve our working system.
2018 Jan 22
I just love Fab's tutorials. Probably my favourite teacher ever! Funny and transparent on his teachings. Always feels like he puts himself in the shoe of the student making it really easy to learn. Plus he's hilarious gotta love him! Thanks Fab! ps: More tutorials from you please!
2018 Jan 20
Here's what I learned from watching the intro (and having spent the last two weekends making acoustic panels): even the pros at Flux have ripples around the edges of their fabric! Can't tell you how much better that makes me feel ...
2018 Jan 09
Excellent tutorial that made huge sense to me. Opened my eyes for potential disaster when dealing with everyday files. Thanks Fab.
2018 Jan 08
Interesting and useful. Actually the date format "year month day" is universal, this format is understood in America, Europe, Asia, everywhere. Like 2018.01.09 works very fine. A bit longer than 1.x but hey, it works.
2018 Jan 08
Great explanation of what really is the most logical approach to file indexing. I sometimes add the letter "R" when I have a revision that is based on artist/client direct instructions, I don't use capital R for anything else, I see it and I know what it means. I'm going to start doing a version correlating daily bounce based on this tute, that makes alot of sense to me eh. Thanks @fabdupont excellent presentation x✌️