In this free extract from the Mixing with Pro Tools plug-ins tutorial with Fab Dupont, Fab demonstrates how to set up a drum “crush” bus. This popular technique involves using heavy compression in parallel with a dry, uncompressed version to add density and excitement to the drum sound.
As well as setting up the parallel path and suitably heavy compression Fab demonstrates how to set up a duplicate of the main fader mix on pre-fade sends so he can easily audition the compression without the dry signal and shows how EQ and panning changes can be used to fine-tune the results.
Mixing with Pro Tools Plug-ins - PureMix Tutorial
In the full tutorial, you will learn how to mix music in Pro Tools. Fab mixes a full song, step by step, explaining every setting, using only Pro Tools 9 stock plug-ins. If you are using the latest Pro Tools 12 or Ultimate version, do not worry, most plug-ins are still present in the latest Pro Tools versions.
The session files are available for download so you can practice these techniques and mix the track.
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