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Pro Member Mix Fix: Six Of One - Episode 2: Guitars, Vocals & The Mix Bus

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Watch Fab Dupont Continue The Mix Of "Some Summer Day"

Now that Adrian has briefed Fab on the background of the song, the intention, and direction for where he would like to see it head, it's time for Fab to continue unpacking the session to find the exciting moments and bring them to life.

In this episode, watch as Fab continues the mix for "Some Summer Day" by working through the kick bass relationship, applying 2 bus processing, and introducing the vocals to the mix.

See how Fab Dupont:

  • Carves out space in the bass guitar to make a hole for the kick drum
  • Creates a shared space for the drums with the Universal Audio Ocean Way Reverb plugin
  • Tweaks the second bass guitar track to create a stereo effect that wraps around the mix
  • Uses the room that he set up on the drums on multiple elements of the mix for a cohesive space
  • Uses an amp simulation to add texture to the guitar tones
  • Revisits the 2 bus processing chain he set up in episode 1 to find a better fit for the bus compressor
  • Creates a submit of the background vocals and process them as a group
  • Uses a multi-band compressor to help control unwieldy vocals
  • Deals with "Ess-ing" buildups
  • Creates a "scene change" in the shout section with he lead vocal

Watch Fab Dupont, mix "Some Summer Day" from Six Of One. Only on pureMix.net

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Equipment & Software

Software

  • apTrigga 3
  • FabFilter Pro-DS
  • FabFilter Pro-MB
  • FabFilter Pro-Q2
  • Mod Delay III
  • Process.Audio Decibel (beta)
  • Process.Audio Sugar
  • Sonnox Oxford Dynamics Compressor/Limiter
  • Sonnox Oxford Limiter
  • SoundToys Decapitator
  • UAD Ampeg SVT TR Classic
  • UAD dbx 160
  • UAD EMT 140
  • UAD EP-34 Tape Echo
  • UAD Fairchild 670
  • UAD Fender 55 Tweed Deluxe
  • UAD Little Labs IBP
  • UAD Neve 33609
  • UAD Ocean Way Studios
  • UAD Pultec-Pro Legacy
  • UAD Roland Dimension D
  • UAD SSL G Bus Compressor
  • UAD Studer A800
  • UAD Teletronix LA-2A Silver
  • UAD UA 1176 Rev A
  • Valhalla Plate
  • Valhalla VintageVerb
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Fab Dupont

Fab Dupont is a 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.

Credits

David Crosby

Queen Latifah

Jennifer Lopez

Mark Ronson

Les Nubians

Toots And The Maytals

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Pearlpassionstudio
2020 Aug 16
Excellent tutorial. Learn much as you apply your skill...Amazed on what you hear and correct to make it better is gold. Great job, love your work.
Freihausmusic
2020 Aug 14
Impressive to hear how Fab manages to stay true to the roughmix whilst enhancing the whole thing. I think the song would greatly benefit from a real drummer and a real drum recording in terms of groove and feel (with fills and such, that are missing here). But its interesting to see how it can be made to work with just programmed drums. I get a lot of material with programmed stuff (horns, drums, strings mostly) and it's cool to see what fab does to those sources. I think he could feature the harmony vocals a litte more. On the other hand, making the lead prominent makes a more pop appeal...
Melodic Dreamer
2020 Aug 13
I love watching you mix more of the normal home studio recordings. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy seeing/hearing really great quality recordings that are being mixed, but I get a lot out of watching you mix stuff like this.
flandybob
2020 Aug 13
Great ! What shortcut is Fab using a 34:50 to "unconsolidated" his clip on the drums samples?
sirthought
2020 Aug 13
The pace and explanations are really nice for people who watch your content frequently. Others who are more novice to DAWs, and editing in general, might get lost quickly. Fab could explain more about what and how he is doing things. I guess there's rewind! I think the mix is coming together nicely. A bit slick sounding for my taste, but it's impressive how enhanced things are while not deviating too much from the rough. I'd drop out that rhythm guitar at the very beginning and let the bass start the groove off. So glad this is happening with a Puremix customer.
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