In this exclusive mixing tutorial extract from pureMix, Andrew Scheps talks us through some tips and techniques he used whilst mixing toms on the single “Bang Bang” from Greenday’s recent self-produced record Revolution Radio.
This free extract is part of a complete tutorial package in which Andrew walks you through every track, every plug-in and most importantly every decision he made to bring the song to life and ready to rock radio stations worldwide.
Throughout the complete 1.5 hour tutorial, you will hear before and after comparisons and learn the techniques a multi-platinum mix engineer uses to amplify the band’s legendary punk rock energy on their 12th studio album.
Learn How To:
- Create a larger-than-life soundstage and still maintain a punk rock attitude and energy
- Find a sonic vision for the mix that fits with the artist’s concept and direction
- Loud, punchy and huge sounding drums without using samples
- Apply a mixing template for a consistent sound and easy workflow
- EQ and balance doubled heavy guitar tones
- Fill out the mix with a bass tone that grounds the entire mix and also cuts through on small speakers
- Create a distinct and clear vocal tone that adds attitude and dimension to the mix
- Add stereo bus processing to nail the mix before sending it off to mastering
- Get a loud, fast and aggressive sounding mix without making it sound squashed, smashed or losing speed/energy
Whether you’re a fan of the band or curious to see how a real hit record gets mixed, the full tutorial takes you deep inside the process and techniques Andrew used to nail Green Day’s signature stadium and radio rock sound while staying true to their punk rock roots.
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