Fab Dupont mixes the dance-pop song "Set It Off" from scratch, starting with the producer's rough mix, ending with a finished mix, all done within Logic Pro.
Learn how to mix a whole song : where to begin, what processing to apply to dance music drums, bass and vocals, how to give life and movement to a steady synth track by using side-chain tricks, and much more. The mix of this great radio-ready song is a concise illustration of the techniques that are used in today's musical productions, designed for optimal attention-catching from the listener, resulting in giving as much interest and character as possible to each individual track.
Using only plug-ins and no hardware, Fab Dupont takes the all-in-the-box mixing process one step further. Whether it's for creating specific tones for one track, or to give the whole mix a creamier and more consistent sound, Fab demonstrates once more than one does not necessarily need any outboard gear to achieve an amazing professional-sounding mix.
You can download the stems of this song for you to practice and import them in your favorite DAW (it does not have to be Logic)
It's nice to see some logic pro too. I hope you do more of it.
What about you guys mixing a song made entirely with vst instruments, something like addictive drums and omnisphere for instance and a mic connected to a focusrite interface and no more than that? Wouldn't be that interesting? Cause that is the real world for many beginners like me.
Phil Stuttard •Saturday, June 10, 2017
This is a fantastic tutorial. May I please ask, does anyone know where I can buy the actual song? It's a great track and I can't seem to find it online. :)
rmoreno •Sunday, July 10, 2016
Spudmuffin •Sunday, October 4, 2015
This is a truly great tutorial and an AWESOME music track!! I just couldn't stop bobbing my head.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts so eloquently as you work -
Best Track Name EVER: "Forgotten Track Vocals" :)
bdunn315 •Monday, April 6, 2015
Fab, Great video! Your style of teaching is the best on the web and I'm sure even better in person. Subscribing was the best $$ I've spent in a long time. After watching you I realize I'm not getting all that I can out of my plugs...mostly because I'm not approaching them in the methodical manner you displayed as well as the willingness to discard it and move to another one that might be better suited instead of fighting it for 20 minutes and then settling. Thanks again. I think this video can't be watched just once.
wienrich •Saturday, September 20, 2014
I like all the voices. Unfortunately the nice "come" accent in the pre chorus gets always masked by the piano. What does a piano in that kind of song? It's probably a question for the producer.
Informative and entertaining video.
soundgroove •Saturday, July 19, 2014
Das ist ein super Video! Fab scheint zu erahnen, was einem durch den Kopf geht! Obwohl ich nicht diese Art von Musik mische ist es dennoch sehr brauchbar, weil man lernt zu hören und ein Gefühl für plugins bekommt! Auf jeden Fall ist diese Serie ihr Geld wert und ich freue mich auf weitere Full Mix Videos!
--> Love it!!
DennisU •Thursday, June 19, 2014
Thanks for another good Logic tutorial.
I love the standard compressor plugin in Logic. I've volume matched it against a few expensive comp plugins and it always sounds just as good or nearly as good by comparison.
It's only been a year or less, but Logic 9 just looks so tired and outdated to me already. Logic X is so refreshing to work in. I sure don't miss that pale blue pallet.
violetpow •Thursday, June 19, 2014
Very interessting your thinking approach and mixing tricks. But for me, while mixing, you lost the squared dry character of the original. Now it is a eurodance track instead of a punky nauthy piece. But as you said, it was fun :-)
DenisD •Sunday, June 15, 2014
Great video! Very useful! But I don't have Decapitator :( What can I use instead?
Fabulous Fab •Tuesday, June 10, 2014
@Some Guy: The UAD Pultec bypasses all processes when the bottom right power switch is disabled.
Some Guy •Tuesday, June 10, 2014
I had a hard time hearing any difference when you switch the Pultec off and on. I think the top half of the plugin has its own power switch but you were switching the bottom half. The light on the top half was staying on while you switched. Kinda makes sense since the real hardware equivalent is actually two separate boxes.
MyMixEngineer •Saturday, June 7, 2014
adcingeo •Monday, June 2, 2014
Thanks, Fab! That was a great journey through your thought process and listening approach.
By the way, when you say "decapitator" are you intentionally pronouncing it as "dick 'n' potata"? It amuses my inner child ;)
Il Pianista •Sunday, June 1, 2014
"The first 90% takes 6 hours, and the next 10% takes 6 months".
I'll send you a postcard!
I think this too is a very important thing to say. This video is less "accurately structured", and I think it represents well a mixing session! Thanks for doing this too, Fab.
Growing day by day in music production.