In this video Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey returns with a new 15 Minute Mix Challenge video, this time featuring plug-ins in the Slate Digital Everything Bundle.
Watch and listen to see how quickly a mix can take shape using EQ's & compressor modules in the Slate VMR. Discover how the Slate VTM can enhance a dull sounding piano track. Hear how the Slate VBC can help glue a mix together.
James starts by playing the key parts of the track so you can hear what he has to work with. He then sets to work by creating a drum sound to give the track drive and power, then moving to bass to give the track a base on which to sit. Vocals come next as he believes these are the 3 most important elements of any pop/rock song. The rest of the instruments and vocals can then sit on this solid foundation never getting in the way of that all-important lead vocal.
In just 15 minutes James creates a mix with much more punch and drive. Maybe on reflection, it could do with a touch less reverb but hey, that's the 15 minute challenge.
For more information about the Slate Digital Everything Bundle please visit the Slate Digital website.