In Episode 3 of our Lifeboats Series, Legendary Mixer, Mick Guzauski, opens the multitrack for Will Knox’s Lifeboats onto his Avid S6 console and takes us all the way from hearing the song for the first time, through to a completed mix with his signature sound imprinted upon it.
See How Mick:
Sets up his Avid S6 console for effortless navigation
Adds rhythm and movement to percussive synth parts with creative delays
Uses manual gating to achieve the right feel on a kick drum
Carefully crafts piano reverbs
Uses multiple reverbs to build unique spaces and textures for individual instruments
Sculpts the top end of the mix using the Manley Massive Passive
Uses a Fairchild 670 to slow down transients and thicken the drum bus
Watch Mick Guzauski's episode of our exclusive Lifeboats series, only on puremix.net
It's a pleasure to watch and learn from these surgeons with their finely sharpened scalpels, until I look down and realize I'm holding a power saw.
kirk-leo •Thursday, February 11, 2021
Beautiful touch! Thank you Mike
YXuZjfph •Saturday, December 26, 2020
Brilliant series.. would enjoy seeing more of these!
room.s •Sunday, July 26, 2020
su forma de trabajar es muy limpia, me encanta!
pablo.de •Sunday, April 12, 2020
Sometimes I want to keep seeing Mick, too bad there aren't that many videos of him
Note: I hated the sound of the harp
I will gladly remove it from my mix version
EBMusic •Friday, April 3, 2020
Mike is very kind but I agree with some comments that the mix doesn't sound "finished" at the end of the session. Not very creative either but useful for basics techniques.
alexander.as •Sunday, March 15, 2020
hummarstra •Thursday, January 2, 2020
What a master!!!! He reminds me of a detective with a magnifying glass looking at every detail. If i were a manager or a record executive I would entrust him with EVERY mix. The most impressive mixer I've seen so far.
shaman •Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Mick G. is such a nice guy, a brilliant teacher and a true gentleman.
Which all is being reflected in his transparent and smooth mixing style,
where every element has its say.
Unfortunatelly in this arrangement there are lots of elements which either
have nothing to say, say exactly the same like other elements or are just very bad taste.
The mute botton would be gold...oh well - can a gentleman be so crude....?
Jihao Zhang •Saturday, June 15, 2019
My personal favorite mix. Fantastic tone, great dynamic range, and incredible placement in the sound field. I could listen to this mix all day long. Will probably ignore that synth then. : p
Douglas Shibata •Friday, June 14, 2019
The great balance, soft with body, thanks Mick you are a genius.
Pjjo •Tuesday, May 14, 2019
I notice more so with Mick than others although I’ve noticed also with others that we can adjust a parameter...then put it right back to where we moved it from. I’ve noticed myself doing that a time or two...glad to know it isn’t “just” me. I love this idea. This is a “Fab”ulous idea....See what I did there? Lol