Throughout the past ten years, Robert Delong has climbed to the top of the charts with his genre-bending electro-pop hits. When the time came to mix 2018's "Favorite Color Is Blue", Robert called upon Adam Hawkins to mix the hit single.
In this pureMix.net Exclusive, multi-award-winning mixing engineer, Adam Hawkins, returns to the original Pro Tools session of "Favorite Color Is Blue" to dissect the choices he made and explain the thought process, workflow, and techniques that helped this massive song explode across the world.
Watch as Adam:
Discusses delivering mixes at loud levels when receiving a loud rough mix
Explains how to deal with excessively bright tracks
Deals with resonances on individual tracks that can mask and clutter a mix
Uses various techniques to widen the stereo image
Creates a multiple drum parallel busses to build a MASSIVE drum sound while preserving the energy and feel of the groove
Uses compression and saturation to level out the synth bass and make sure it's always present in the mix
Uses multi-mono eq fed into a stereo imaging processor to treat each side differently and expand the stereo width
Modulates reverb to add a tail to the main hook vocal track
Dials in sound effect tracks to make them support the transitions in the songs
Uses multiple stages of compression on K. Flay to create a powerful, textured, and punchy and in your face vocal sound.
Creates space and depth around the vocal with mono delays
Manages chopped and screwed vocals, multiple doubles, chants, and adlibs to create a massive group vocal sound
Sit next to world-renowned mixing engineer, Adam Hawkins, and learn how he mixed the hit song, "Favorite Color Is Blue", by Robert Delong ft. K. Flay. Only on pureMix.net
marco bailo •Wednesday, April 6, 2022
subtitulos en español por favor
daveyboy •Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Loved it! I emulated the reverse reverb trick in Logic ( I formerly had a different method of getting the same effect that took longer).
MarcoPolo •Sunday, October 25, 2020
Nice walk through. I enjoyed the track & the mix. Thanks, Adam!
room.s •Sunday, July 26, 2020
traducir al español porfavor!! :(
Geraldo Osterno •Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Adam é pura honestidade! Adoro o seu fluxo de trabalho.
Billycosta •Saturday, July 18, 2020
Such a great and creative mix!
jdwalker0085 •Saturday, July 11, 2020
Would love to know what was on his Master Bus/ 2 Bus
indica •Friday, July 10, 2020
I have a question. How did Adam mute all the plugins in insert slots A B C D E all with one key command and no click? I'd like to know what that key command is?
ProMix •Monday, July 6, 2020
Thanks for nice Mixing . My question about :
100% / 46% (content loudness 6.8dB)
Your master loudness is : -7.2 LUFS and youtube decrease to -14 LUFS .
What do you thinking for loudness war and loudness penalty on streaming platform ?
Ian Anacolutha •Friday, July 3, 2020
I think the track called Snare NIN is a Nine inch nails snare.. well I'm pretty sure.. Let Mr Hawkins knows.. I wanna know if I'm right. :P
Phantom Studios •Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Great video with a lot of very helpful info, thank you!
Audiobsesion •Friday, June 26, 2020
please subtitles in Spanish
soupiraille •Thursday, June 25, 2020
The track is huge and the mix brought this hugeness to its paroxysm. It looks easy when you see Adam showing his work, but it’s not; keeping the energy without actually hearing or noticing the mix is a hard work and Adam did it really well. I enjoyed this mix breakdown a lot. Thanks pureMix, Adam, and of course Robert!