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Pro Member Mix Fix: Six Of One - Episode 3: Tweaking The Song Structure

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01h 11min

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With the foundation of the mix formed in episode 2, Fab continues the mix, taking some time to put on his producer hat and focus on the performances and arrangement of the track.

Watch as Fab:

  • Auditions alternate software synthesizers to add a different texture to the keyboard parts
  • Tweaks the song’s form by cutting and inserting time in sections
  • Plays with the arrangement by muting parts to create special moments and hooks throughout the track
  • Uses side chain compression to duck the vocal delay while the vocal is signing
  • Tweaks the timing of the drum loop in spots to rush and drag to give the feel of a live drummer
  • Adds an additional drum parallel bus with a different envelope and texture to add intensity to the percussion tracks
  • Dials in a Fairchild 660 on the bass guitar for added control
  • Works on the relationship of the kick drum and bass guitar
  • Phase Aligns his kick drum sample with the loop
  • Discusses monitoring levels

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

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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
  • Solina V2
  • Sound Radix Auto-Align
  • SoundToys EchoBoy
  • UAD Ampeg SVT TR Classic
  • UAD dbx 160
  • UAD EMT 140
  • UAD EP-34 Tape Echo
  • UAD Fairchild 670
  • 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
  • UAD UA 1176LN Rev E
  • Valhalla Plate
  • Valhalla VintageVerb
  • XILS V+
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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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Melodic Dreamer
2020 Sep 01
Things kinda start sounding good until that guitar comes in. It is actually painful to listen too. It sounds so bad and stands out way too much in the mix.
Pearlpassionstudio
2020 Aug 22
Excellent and very professional work here..Thanks
sirthought
2020 Aug 22
Well after the prior video I thought the mix was impressive, but a bit too slick sounding. I think much of that has improved in this video and it's sounding great. Fun to watch the ideas come to life.
Matías M2O
2020 Aug 21
@telepathy it's not "unconsolidate". it's Ungroup a previously grouped clips. group clips: Command+Alt+G ungroup clips: Command+Alt+U
telepathy
2020 Aug 20
Someone asked on the last episode, I'll ask again here - what's the command/shortcut to "unconsolidate" clips that Fab does at 4:07?
pmlogin