In this free extract from his tutorial series in which Andrew Scheps mixed the Green Day single “Bang Bang”, Andrew takes us through his mix decisions on the toms. While you might think a well-recorded tom might just need a gate, in this free extract we see how a clear vision of wanting “stadium drums” led to some interesting choices in processing. We particularly liked the use of pitch shifting on the reverb to add a sense of space.
Throughout this 1.5 hour tutorial, you can listen to before and after comparisons as well as learn the techniques a multi-platinum mix engineer uses to amplify the band’s legendary punk rock energy on their 12th studio album.
See how Andrew creates a larger-than-life soundstage and still maintains 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
Equipment & Software
Avid EQ III
iZotope Alloy 2
Waves CLA drums
Waves Scheps 73
Waves PuigTec EQP
Sound Toys Decapitator
Sound Toys Radiator 1567A
UAD Fairchild 679
Sonnox Oxford Limiter
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