New from our friends at pureMix Fab Dupont demonstrates all the ways an SSL bus compressor can improve your 2 bus. Watch and hear as Fab uses different settings to create different sounds using different attack and release times in conjunction with the mix control and the side chain filter to rein in the dynamics, accentuate transients or introduce density to the mix.
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Fab mixes TMBOY in this PureMix tutorial. TMBOY is an electronic “shadow pop duo” formed by members Sarah Aument and Will Shore. Their music has an organic feel, courtesy of Shore’s live vibraphone performances, mixed with elements of house and techno which serve to amplify the emotion in Sarah’s lyrics. Jingle writers by day, indie artists by night, TMBOY’s music combines synth elements with irresistible melodies and well-crafted lyrics that capture their audience’s attention and won’t let go.
In this puremix.net exclusive, Grammy award-winning engineer, Fab Dupont, mixes a single off of their upcoming record called “The Light” and demonstrates how he:
Deals with a troublesome snare drum using techniques like pitch shifting, distortion, and transient design.
Uses metering and gain staging techniques to set himself up for delivering to streaming platforms.
Balances multiple bass synth patches against each other and creates space for each to avoid masking.
Sets up his 2 bus compression to add density and weight to the mix
Uses parallel compression to increase the impact of the drums
Once the mix is complete, Fab recalls the original mix that he did for the record to compare his on the fly, in the box mix to the version that went through multiple recalls and made the record to see which one wins.
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