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Start To Finish: The Arrows - Production

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From a Demo to a Record

The rock/pop band The Arrows from South Africa traveled to Paris to work with producer Fab Dupont from NYC to collaborate on "Words to Say" - taking it from from a home studio demo to mix-ready production on camera.

This tutorial will show you how to add color and life to basic productions and bring songs to life.

Fab gives his best tips and tricks for making tracks sound radio ready by using a mixture of live recording, synth layering, vocal tracking and detailed editing - all intermediate to advanced digital and analog techniques.

He strategically adds and subtracts from an already decent sounding home studio demo to create a hit sounding record over the course of a 2 day session in Paris.

This is how records get made, instrument by instrument, part by part. Sit in the session and see what it's like to build a track with professionals.

Part 2 - See how Fab mixed the final version of "Words to Say"

This tutorial was sponsored by Avid and produced, written and edited by pureMix

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The Arrows
"Words to Say"
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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.

Credits

David Crosby

Queen Latifah

Jennifer Lopez

Mark Ronson

Les Nubians

Toots And The Maytals

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viccieleaks
2016 Dec 08
More start to finish please fab :D Amazing to take part in stuff like this for us that dont have clients.
Cuemix
2016 Apr 10
Great tune and insight into production, thank you. Trying to buy the tune in the UK is proving difficult. Not on iTunes and Nimbit is weird
allal
2016 Mar 17
awesome. I love it. thx for the audio files.
Chris Wyatt
2016 Feb 27
I saw these guys at Splashy Fen music festival ages ago, respect for how far you've come!
sixtyanman
2016 Feb 09
sixtyanman: Always an INSPIRATION to me!! It's great fun and so entertaining to watch you and your guests create Music together 5 Stars+
dstronach
2016 Jan 27
South African people are some of the most beautiful people in the world...great things will come from this country in years to come.
soundcitybg
2016 Jan 25
Thank you man!Great stuff !
ddaudiosolution
2016 Jan 21
Ok, i see now that the video is not in a linear time line, i must see the video for chapters. THanks, and sorry
ddaudiosolution
2016 Jan 21
The video should during 1:06:36 but only has 11 min of time....how can i see the full video of the part 1? thanks
Gary Ambrosino
2016 Jan 20
Thank you for packaging this up like this for us. Fab, could you comment on the stems approach - they were stems of ____________ tracks and it was stemmed this way because _______________________ / Also could you tell about how you did the final mix - did you mix from this stem set or did you mix it directly without stems.
Nicola Pulvirenti
2016 Jan 17
you're insane fab, great video
Pdhand
2016 Jan 14
Fantastic insight. Really helpful with my use of Pro Tools for music production. Good luck The Arrows. Great song. Thanks Fab.
syphamusic
2016 Jan 12
Thank you very much for this. Not only was it educational and entertaining, most of all I felt like I was there with you : A spider on the wall.....an intern attentively learning.......an aspiring engineer/producer being shown that it can be a reality. Great stuff, Im looking forward to watching a few more like these, 'just now'.
sethyamamoto
2016 Jan 12
Great series Fab! Very interesting to see how you work this process from start to finish. I just tried extracting the wav files and ran into Data Errors on Backgrounds Dirty Choir and Robot-ey stems. Thanks for your wonderful tutorials!
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