Sit next to Grammy winner John Paterno while he explains to you, step-by-step, how he mixed Robbie Williams' hit song: "Don't Stop Talking".
Through this amazing 3 hour journey John starts from the foundation of the rhythm section and offers priceless insights on how he recorded the sessions and then he walks you through his choices of plug-ins and analog hardware to process over 60+ tracks.
After careful mixing of the lead vocals working with EQ, compression and effects to make it sit and float in the mix, John then covers his 2-bus processing chain that glue the tracks together perfectly. He then mixes acoustic and electric guitars, background vocals and all of keyboard tracks which are an integral part of the production.
No matter your skill level in sound engineering and music production, John Paterno's way of explaining his thought process makes it easy for everyone to absorb his techniques and methods to apply them on any mixing session.
Learn how to achieve a professional sounding pop record:
Background vocals effects to create that tight pocket around the singer during choruses
Electric guitar tricks to keep the wall of sound wide and smooth
Drum processing to maintain impact and drive the groove
Low frequency saturation to give bass that body and energy that never stops pumping the beat.
This is your best chance to learn how a hit record is made - from its raw tracks and production choices to a compelling final vision for the record.
Pato93m •Thursday, December 7, 2023
Biss •Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Very nice Video. Tnx :)
sirthought •Tuesday, July 14, 2020
I really like John's mixing approach and the way he explains things as he goes. The two or three videos with him I've watched have been some of my favorites. It's odd, though, that several of the tracks included in the project weren't even discussed by him, and things like the piano that he worked on in the video is not the same material that's in the download. Not deal breakers by any means, but head scratchers. I though the song and lesson was worthwhile.
blattspiel •Monday, July 13, 2020
Wow this is worth watching. It was very interesting to me taht John's approach to use compressor, reverbs and so on is way more intense compared to Fab. For the beginner it's way easier to hear than the subtle changes in other videos.
stefola •Tuesday, April 7, 2020
ahmetroxen •Sunday, March 24, 2019
I have a stream problem! My internet connection is ok, and also check the Youtube videos is playback very well, but most of puremix videos like this one is always stop playback or very low quality and freezing :( there must be an option to watch the tutorials offline like Netflix
HarborLighthouseStudios •Saturday, November 3, 2018
This lesson alone is worth the price of admission. great stuff.
jpaterno •Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Hey -- Thanks for the nice comments. Really happy to hear it got you thinking about other possibilities. Cheers, John
firstname.lastname@example.org •Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Great Tutorial! I learned some new processing tricks with external hardware that I never thought about before within the first 30 minutes. This video is packed with useful tips and great detail on the why’s as well as the how’s of the mix decisions. Great job on this John!! Please do more videos for Puremix !!
BeBopALuba •Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Nice sympathectic mentor. Are the audio files already EQ-ed during (& or compressed) recording ?
demixstudio •Monday, June 19, 2017
Puremix: Nicest pros in audio! Thanks John. Invaluable, as seems to be everything here.
tobiasphilippen •Saturday, June 17, 2017
What a great guy! There is a lot to be learned from what he does. But be sure to check out the actual album mix. It sounds way different, and a lot better I should say. It's really interesting how he arrives at a completely different spot. Blame the SSL-compression;-) I do not like it for these track at all. It sounds really old fashioned .... Great video, thanks!
Nowak •Thursday, April 13, 2017
This is a track from around 2006 right?
Richard Boyer •Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The recording was very loud I had to level down a lot after gain staging it became easier
I don't have the same daw but its working fine