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Mixing Wash Wash in Logic Pro

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In this video, Fab takes an hour and a half to show how to mix a hip-hop song in Logic Pro. The song, called Wash Wash, is off the legendary Nigerian artist ELDee The Don's latest album (Undeniable). The entire record was produced and recorded in Logic in various locations in Nigeria and Fab decided to keep it in Logic for the mix at Flux Studios.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a punchy and clear sounding hip-hop track whilst respecting the producer’s initial vision for the song, place vocals and use pitch correction tricks to create shine and interest on background vocals, use the built-in Logic plugins to their best potential, use the structure of the song to enhance the listener's experience, how to set up Logic for best mixing practices and much more. Every move is explained every setting is detailed.

If you would like to know more about ELDee The Don, here is his Facebook page and his twitter channel.

The album is available here.

    Software used:
  • Logic pro stock plug-ins: Compressor, Channel EQ, Pitch Correction, Level Meter, SilverVeb, Tape Delay
  • UAD: EMT 250, EMT 140, Campridge EQ, Pecision Maximizer, RS-1 Reflection Engine, Pultec-Pro, Precision Enhancer kHz, LA2A, Studer A800
  • Sonnox: TransMod, Dynamics, Oxford Reverb
  • Soundtoys: Devil-Loc Deluxe, Echoboy, Decapitator
  • Eiosis: E2Deesser
  • Waves: R-Bass
    Hardware used:
  • Shadow Hills Dual Vandergraph compressor
  • Dangerous Bax Eq
  • Manley Pultec

The attached zip file contains the original uncompressed files of the session. Please download it and import these files in the DAW you use to make music (It does not necessarily have to be Logic Pro!) This way you can practice your skills and mix this song using your own tastes, tools, plug-ins and the guidelines provided in this video.

This video was kindly subtitled in Spanish and Italian by the guys at Fuseroom studio.

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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.

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Maxiemixer
2017 Aug 24
This was fun and very interesting. Thank you very much for your wisdom. I believe here the whole point is how to mix and still respect in full the vision of the producer. This is very important and this video is a living example of it.
Steviem672
2017 Jun 15
Really good tutorial!
Prezstone
2016 Oct 03
Awesome!
jpeters.guitar
2016 Feb 03
@Fab: Great, thanks for the quick reply!
Fabulous Fab
2016 Feb 02
@j.peters: This kind of music tends to have the most energy in the middle. I have learned to pick what goes on the sides to keep it hitting hard and not sound too precious. It really is production dependent.
jpeters.guitar
2016 Feb 02
Great mix! Quick question, I noticed you don't do much panning other than some of the vocals. Is this something that you did later, or do you generally like to keep most elements directly in the middle? Thanks!
larron
2014 Nov 28
Hi Fab. I found something weird in your processing of the "snare". You put the transient Mod after the reverb >> when you put it on, the reverb effect disappears. Wouldn t it be better to put the reverb after the transmod designer to not affect the space with dynamic treatments ?
andon
2014 May 01
can you give me vocals that are not already processed? I'm not digging the compressor on it.
Fabulous Fab
2014 Apr 21
@edouarddarracq: It would have sounded different. Because of how different DAWs make you do different things through their interface. And their gain stages are all different.
edouarddarracq
2014 Apr 18
Thank you Fab. If you were mixing this song with the exact set up, but on pro tools. Does this mix would have sound better? Logic pro = Pro Tools about the sound quality!
Fabulous Fab
2013 Nov 26
@redFiELD: I do both when I mix. For the sake of demonstration though I tend to hit the solo so you guys can hear what is going on.
redFiELD
2013 Nov 26
@Fab: Du you always work with EQ and Compressor on the individual sounds/channels in solo instead of "in context"?
Beatpro
2013 Oct 30
Great Job..
Luca Music Entertainer
2013 Aug 12
Great! I like Fab's teaching Style and vision of Mix.
logic718
2013 Jul 27
Hi Fab Great as usual. Question. Is it possible to get these videos in HD? It's not easy to read the text in the video. Its really all about the audio but the fuzzy text is a little distracting. Also, why did you choose to sum in the box and treat only the stereo out? Thanks.. Awesome job as usual!
Prezstone
2013 May 31
Thanks for sharing your knowledge. You are a genius!
Fabulous Fab
2013 May 27
@shroombaker: ELDEE loved the mixes. Very few changes, mostly vocal levels. We mixed the whole 12 songs record in 3 days even though it was much more involved than traditional Hip Hop records as far as track count goes. ELDEE went on selling very very very well in Nigéria.
Fabulous Fab
2013 May 27
@nezy1: I probably missed it because it's hard to mix that fast and keep the quality of the mix up. That said I hear no clipping. If I had heard anything I would have addressed it. Logic's clip led have a mind of their own sometimes.
shroombaker
2013 May 26
Thanks, Fab. So after all the magic, what was the response from the artist & producer after delivering the mix? Did it fit their vision, or did they request changes?
cjperez
2013 May 26
Great Video Man... I really learned alot from it... Thanks for taking the time to do this...
angerinc
2013 May 15
Thanks Fab! Learn a lot of new stuff.
nezy1
2013 May 15
Thanks, It was great to see your process. I noticed on a few tracks and stems you were peaking a db or so. Is this OK to do or did you miss it? Great Video! Thanks
MyMixEngineer
2013 May 14
Great Video! You never let me down!
gilconmusic
2013 May 13
Exceptional! Excellence on the highest order. Fab's teaching style and focus on detail is second to none. Thanks for a great tutorial.
victorsanti
2013 May 13
Great video, PurePRO.
whereismymind
2013 May 13
Awesome video as usual, i learn some much from you ! Plus, you use Logic ! Makes me really happy, thanks :)
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