In this 105 minute extended video tutorial from our friends at pureMix, learn how to approach your mixes like a game of chess, starting with a concept and a vision for the final mix and then creatively executing the steps necessary to bring a song to life.
In this tutorial, learn how to implement Ben’s unique approach to routing and his hybrid mixing workflow. He also demonstrates and discusses the importance of working on both the details and the big picture of a mix simultaneously.
Ben primarily uses plugins by Universal Audio, Sonnox, Softube, Flux and Soundtoys, showing every move and explaining every decision as he builds the mix around Amber’s vocal. Using creative effects and bussing, Ben enhances and develops the sonic “story” of the song while also shaping the overall tone and vibe of his mix.
If you struggle with finding consistency and purpose for your mixes, this tutorial will show you how a world class professional tackles both the problems and opportunities presented by modern pop production. See Ben's favourite digital and analog processing chains and watch as the song quickly blossoms from a decent sounding rough mix into a final mix before your eyes.
- 00:00 - Start
- 01:57 - Session Routing
- 05:40 - PT 11 Meters
- 09:21 - Vocals (Beginning a mix)
- 10:16 - Vocal Eq
- 16:57 - Vocal De-essing
- 18:46 - Vocal Compression
- 21:21 - Vocal Reverb / Delay
- 26:44 - Pre-chorus Vocals
- 35:28 - Chorus Vocals
- 42:39 - Drums
- 47:20 - Kick Drums
- 51:12 - Snare Drums
- 57:20 - Hi-hats
- 1:01:04 - Parallel Compression
- 1:04:57 - Vocals and Drums
- 1:08:29 - Bass
- 1:12:12 - Acoustic Guitars
- 1:22:57 - Piano
- 1:28:30 - Sweeps & FX
- 1:35:23 - Mix Bus Processing
- 1:41:25 - Hardware Inserts
Exclusive Excerpt From Ben Lindell Mixing A Pop Song in Pro Tools
In this exclusive excerpt from Ben's video you can learn how to use the Soundtoys Tremolator as a sidechain.
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