In this installment of Inside The Mix, Grammy winner Fab Dupont walks you through his entire final mix track by track explaining the complex production and mix process involved in crafting this indie rock track by French rockers Colt Silvers.
Learn how Fab uses clever and practical production and mixing tricks to keep the listener engaged from beginning to end.
Listen to dozens of before and after examples and learn how a top professional mix engineer takes a song from a good sounding demo to an incredible sounding final mix.
In this 1.5 hour long tutorial, Fab teaches you how to:
Take on the role of both a coproducer and mixing engineer
Edit the song structure of the demo to maximize the listener’s interest
Crafting a drum vibe that blends together electronic and live drums to enhance the message of the song
Fix an acoustic kick drum sound in the mix without using samples
Sculpt the tone of thick sounding vocals to make room in the mix
Add vocal effects such as slap, reverb, microshift, and more
Remove grain and nastiness from guitars to create a unique tone that works for the track
Make muddy guitar and bass tracks speak and have presence
Shape keyboard and synths so that blend perfectly with guitars
Add layers on layers of parts while giving the mix space to breathe and grow
Setting up stereo bus processing and intentionally clipping the converters
Using analog summing for maximum clarity and headroom
Learn countless production and mixing tricks to spice up the band’s demo and create a professionally finished mix.
See what it takes to combine both in-the-box production and live track elements to give the mix sonic definition and creative direction.
tobiasphilippen •Thursday, December 28, 2017
Wow Fab, great tutorial. It has been a little annoyance of some tutorials that the result of the short demonstration and the actual published mix could be to entirely different things. So I was very happy to see that in this video you took the real thing and just explained your choices. I think this is awesome and of great value.
But what about Colt Silvers? Their website is down and I am having a very hard time finding their album ... It is not on iTunes (Germany) or bandcamp. Seems you can only find the digital version on Apple Music. Is that supposed to be like that? Would be a pity ...
saltfish •Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Great song and tutorial! But where can I find the multitrack stems to download, like the trailer says?
caesarjamesaugustus •Friday, October 20, 2017
Best Overall Vocal Treatment Tutorial on Site. Elegance, ruby-like elegance.
rickdrumss •Saturday, October 7, 2017
thank you again Fab!
bataleo •Saturday, September 23, 2017
dansyder •Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Fab video and great song. Will check the album. Reminds me of Everything Everything.
owenlt •Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Fun fact: the character's name was actually Colt Seavers. Wonder if it was pronounced differently in the translation ...
Oh, and speaking of Hall & Oates drums, check out the super-obvious transition in Maneater from drum machine intro (sounds like a Linn), to big, fat drum-room drums when the singing starts at around 45 seconds. It's ... not subtle.