In this pureMix.net exclusive, multi-award-winning mixing engineer, Rich Keller, opens up the Pro Tools session for "Tidal Wave" and mixes the song from scratch while sharing his thought process and workflow along the way.
See how Rich Keller:
Listens to the stems and gives his initial impression
Quickly reacts to his first listen as he goes through the session track by track
Talks about the importance of knowing your room
Breaks down the vocal chain on Jared's lead and background vocals
Adds an SSL G Compressor to the stereo bus and demonstrates his favorite settings. Watch him go too far and show how to find the sweet spot on a bus compressor
Uses the Brainworx Sub Synthesizer plugin to add bottom to the bass
Explains when he reaches for an Empirical Labs Arouser in place of a Distressor
Shapes the sound of the synth pad with a Brainworx 2098 EQ to add texture while keeping it away from the vocals
Sets up scene changes between the verses and choruses using different effect chains on the vocals
Discusses important life lessons he has learned that have helped him create a career that makes him a first call mixer for artists for decades to come
After you have seen how Rich mixed it, download the exercise files and practice what you have learned.
Watch Rich Keller, mix "Tidal Wave" from Jared Evan. Only on pureMix.net
Sebastian •Sunday, July 30, 2023
CesarGonzalez •Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Life lessons here. Love to learn from those who just doesn't focus on technicalities.
Naptuning •Thursday, May 5, 2022
Everything about this is IT!!! Thanks for doing this, Sir!
streetiq •Friday, April 22, 2022
Wow, great fun to gain so much knowledge from Rich Keller.
Thank you for the opportunity to watch this!!
TheBeatMan •Thursday, February 17, 2022
LOVE IT!!!!! More HipHop mixing!!!!
artar •Thursday, December 16, 2021
Geoff Manchester •Monday, December 6, 2021
This is so refreshing as a subscriber. There's a recent trend on Puremix to have people revisit very old mixes, and some may find that content valuable (I personally do not). To have Rich mix something from start to finish is the reason I stay subscribed. Great job Rich, great job Puremix.
245will •Sunday, December 5, 2021
Same Here. Love Rich's tutorials. Would love to see him as a regular on Puremix!!
Keep up the good work Puremix!!
nyoak34 •Saturday, November 27, 2021
I'm not really a huge fan of this genre but Rich is so talented and down to Earth, I'll watch anything that comes through with his name on it. The straightforward approach is applicable to any style. Thank you !