In this new tutorial series from pureMix for just $30, Grammy winner Mick Guzauski opens up his final mixing session and gives you a look into how he polished Pharrell's production on the hit "Gust of Wind" featuring Daft Punk.
You will be able to hear how Mick worked layer by layer to bring this song to life and gain insights on how a multi-platinum engineer takes a great sounding production and turns it into a hit record.
Mick shows you the process he goes through when receiving a session that already has a strong creative vision and plugins in place. See how he thoughtfully adds sonic details, respects the artist’s vision and still takes the song to another level with his mix.
With this Inside The Mix tutorial, you’ll learn how Mick:
- Sets up the session to work efficiently on his control surface
- Processes every element of the track adding the perfect amount of color and vibe
- Uses groups and sub mixes to create a cohesive tone for the instruments and vocals
- Tightens up the entire mix using subtle bus processing
- Please note: This tutorial does not include the multitrack stems as per the artist’s request.
More About Mick Guzauski
He's won 11 Grammy Awards and mixed over 27 #1 hits, engineer/mixer Mick Guzauski is one of the top mixing engineers in the world.
Mick's love for both music and technology started when he was in high school. Growing up in Rochester, NY where there were no nearby commercial studios so Mick put together his own studio in parents' basement with equipment that he had begged, borrowed, built, repaired and modified.
In the early '80s, Mick worked with Maurice White and Earth, Wind and Fire at the Complex (then George Massenburg Studios). "Being around George was a great learning experience in both the art of recording and in audio technology," said Mick.
Then in 2013, Daft Punk was looking for an engineer/mixer to team up with on their fourth studio album and at the recommendation of mutual friend Mick got the call. Unlike most dance albums, the sound of Random Access Memories is completely organic and incredibly dynamic (and fat!)