Grammy Award Winning Engineer, Mixer, and Producer, Mick Guzauski, has made a name for himself as one of the top mixing engineers in the world. With over 27 #1 singles, few have risen to the heights of success that Mick has.
In this pureMix.net Exclusive, Mick opens his mix of Jamiroquai's song "Vitamin" to explain his thought process, workflow, and techniques that he used to create this incredibly tight, punchy and exciting mix that manages to have a ton of space without ever losing the impact of the tight performances.
Learn how Mick:
Enhances low end on kick drums
Creates a crisp and tight high hat sound with a stereo spread
Adds space around elements of the mix with carefully chosen and tuned reverbs
Adds compression without character to subtly control and already great sounding lead vocal
How he sets up session routing to quickly create stems when requested
Tweaks his stereo bus EQ to create a tight low end while still controlling subsonic energy
Watch Mick Guzauski mix Jamiroquai's "Vitamin". Only on pureMix.net
Audio Ease Altiverb XL
Avid AIR Ensemble
Avid EQ3 7-Band
Avid MOD DELAY III
Avid Pro Subharmonic
Fab Filter Pro-C2
Fab Filter Pro-DS
Fab Filter Pro-G
Fab Filter Pro-L
Fab Filter Pro-MB
Fab Filter Pro-Q2
Sonnox Oxford Transmod
Sound Toys Echo Boy
UAD 1176LN Rev E
UAD Massive Passive EQ
UAD Pure Plate
UAD SSL 4000 E
UAD Teletronix LA-2A
Jamiroquai are an English funk and acid jazz band from London. Formed in 1992, they are fronted by vocalist Jay Kay, and were prominent in the London-based funk and acid jazz movement of the 1990s. They built on their acid jazz sound in their early releases and later drew from rock, disco, electronic and Latin music genres. Lyrically, the group has addressed social and environmental justice. Kay has remained as the only original member through several line-up changes.
edekzgredek1997 •Monday, September 18, 2023
All good, but why isn't there any instance of waves vitamin plugin? 😂
Nathanielscottcook •Thursday, August 31, 2023
This is so cool. What an amazing track, and Mick is the best! Thank you Mick for taking the time to break this down for us!!! I have picked up a lot from this tutorial! - NC
Alexandre •Monday, July 10, 2023
This song is amaziiiiiing !!!!!!!!!!!!
marco bailo •Tuesday, March 8, 2022
hola, por favor, traducir al español, gracias
room.s •Thursday, March 4, 2021
porfavor traducir los videos de mezcla al español! :(
Elandi •Monday, February 22, 2021
traducirlo al español por favor !
alexsonicmx •Wednesday, February 3, 2021
"Yy recuerden tomar sus vitaminas..." haha, buen video, excelente música, arreglo, grabación y mezcla, top
dayzdubz •Friday, July 17, 2020
Love the breakdown of the funk always puzzled about getting such busy parts all sitting learned so much hope you bless us with more
varicoclub •Monday, July 6, 2020
Best tip is at the end.
Audiobsesion •Friday, June 26, 2020
please subtitles in Spanish
mattgriffo •Wednesday, June 17, 2020
This is so great, more with him mixing please! These are so great
RNDM.ID •Tuesday, June 9, 2020
I'd love my mixes to be this minimal... Sadly, what my clients hand over to me are completely unusable unless they are processed to death. Top notch performance captured with great recording skills and boutique microphones are just not available for engineers like me :(
RW33Rudi •Thursday, June 4, 2020
Afther 5 minutes listen, i say thats really first class music.
Thanks Mick Guzauski to share this with us, very nice arrengment i like the sound
Greathings, from Belgium.
jonathanwing •Wednesday, May 13, 2020
That was really clear and concise. I love his minimalistic approach to mixing – fixing at first and keeping everything simple. Thanks Mick!
pete.j •Thursday, April 30, 2020
Very good one, very interesting.
I have to mention that (even the mixes of Mick always have been very good) with many things I've seen from Mick I couldn't really catch it (has nothing to do with the quality of his results, that stand for them selfs, but I just couldn't kind of adapt something of his expertise in my work till now).
But with this he ave me some very useful sights of dealing with topend and space (which he mastered to have warmth/smoothiness in his sound I like and also pretty much space, openess an clarity at the same time, if this somehow makes sense to describe).