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Principles Of Mix Bus Processing

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What's On Your Mix Bus?

What’s on your mix bus??

It is one of the most discussed topics in audio, and often one of the least understood. How many times have you heard "This is the best 2 bus compressor" or "This EQ really shines on the mix bus!"? But does that mean that it is the right piece of gear for the material that you are working on?

In this pureMix.net exclusive, Grammy Award Winning Engineer Fab Dupont explains his approach and philosophy to 2 bus processing, breaking down each step of his chain and the role it plays toward creating a tone for the track.

Learn how Fab sets up his two bus chain with:

  • High Pass Filtering and EQ
  • Precision EQ
  • Compression and how it can affect the relationship of all of the elements in the mix.
  • Color EQ
  • Limiting

Once you have seen how Fab does it, download the mix he is working on and use what you have learned to create a 2 bus processing chain that works for you!

Learn the principles of Mix Bus Processing, from Fab Dupont, only on pureMix.net

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Equipment & Software
  • Sonnox Oxford Limiter
  • UAD Cambridge EQ
  • UAD Dangerous BAX EQ
  • UAD Precision Compressor
  • UAD Pultec Pro Legacy
  • UAD SSL G Bus Compressor
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Mentors
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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studiosix
2019 Sep 05
Very nice. After your Cambridge EQ, I thought "he cut too much" and indeed you went back! Thanks for improving my ears with all the lessons.
ahmetroxen
2019 Aug 21
Great video! But i need to understand the difference between mix buss processing and mastering. So if I will send my mix to a mastering engineer do I need any processing on the final buss before printing my mix?
ahmetroxen
2019 Aug 21
Great video
ahmetroxen
2019 Aug 21
Great video
pearlpassion
2019 Aug 13
I watched this several times to really understand your theory approach with the 2 bus...it finally sunk in and makes a lot of sense..Having all these UAD plugins shown, I will try this. I'm sure I will see better results. Thanks Fab
Edgardo
2019 Jun 30
Jesus that bottom...
Tamko
2019 Jun 28
Thank you very much. This kind of minimalistic technique, when you make just a few little things, but each one is absolutely precise, is something we really need to learn (not only in music, as you say).
chiren
2019 Jun 08
Fab is the best teacher! Great practical video once again!
Electric_Company
2019 May 21
Invaluable stuff Fab, thanks! I've been mixing for a while now and this has helped tremendously. Cheers and beers from Scotland, Robert.
beau.s
2019 Apr 30
Very pragmatic and tasteful. It’s like you’re just getting out of your own way with a streamlined approach like this. It’s easy to go crazy on each individual track which creates more issues than it’s worth at final mix.
andre.mc
2019 Apr 23
Thank you Fab!That was very informative.You guys are explaining things much better these days.And I really appreciate you!"You know that already!"
pearlpassion
2019 Apr 17
Excellent explanation, thanks. I heavily invested in Apollo interfaces and UA plugins with the last few years. This tutorial and your brilliant talent put everything in perspective.
onlinemusic
2019 Apr 16
Can you discuss why you chose the legacy UAD Pultec vs. the 2nd gen version? Thank you.
onlinemusic
2019 Apr 16
Thanks! re: Tape emulation-you mentioned that, when you use it, you put it in the top slot. I'd think you might put it toward the end (as if mixing down to a tape deck.) Can you talk about why you put it first?
firecracker
2019 Apr 13
Do you always use 20hz boost on the Pultec on the mix bus or does it depend on the material?
ezracipes
2019 Apr 13
Really helpful down to earth explanation
tobbegorm
2019 Apr 13
Great and informative video Fab! The Pultec is pure butter for the ears. Would you ever use a multi-mono compressor on the mix bus or do you like to have equal gain reduction on both channels?
Sakazi Sigal
2019 Apr 12
Great! One question - when do you use this mix buss processing - in the end of your mix or right at the beginning and you mix into it, adjusting it along the way? Thanks!
chris.massa
2019 Apr 11
Always take away useful information. Restraint and small moves.
joethecomposer007
2019 Apr 11
Once again Fab has Blown my Mind! How does one man know so much ))
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