As one of the staples of the indie-folk genre, The Lumineers have seen the heights of the charts several times. In April of 2016, the band released the hit song “Angela”, with a meticulously crafted arrangement and sonic landscape.
In this puremix.net exclusive, Grammy award-winning engineer and mixer, Ryan Hewitt, goes inside the mix and deconstructs the song piece by piece, going further than simple mixing techniques to explain the effect that a great arrangement can have to build excitement and take the listener on a journey, from a simple guitar and vocal song to a full-blown orchestral climax.
During this 2 hour video, Ryan explains how he:
Achieved the iconic vocal sound that establishes a connection between the singer and the audience
Created bass guitar tones that translate to small speakers
Added forward-driving momentum to uniquepercussion tracks
Creates contrast and scene changes as the song moves from section to section, all building up to an emotional finish
This is your chance to sit next to Ryan Hewitt, and take a behind the scenes look at the creation of an indie folk smash hit.
After you've seen the video,download the stems and mix it for yourself.
RobWoods •Wednesday, July 5, 2023
One of my favourite masterclasses here, Ryan is an exceptional teacher, the whole workflow seems fairly simple yet incredibly effective! And I was waiting for some more indie/folk productions and mixes to learn from so this one is a dream come true! Thanks you so much for this one :)
tomstracke •Wednesday, April 26, 2023
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JonathanCurle •Sunday, July 11, 2021
Really enjoying this! Does the video end after 56 mins for anyone else? I can’t seem to find part 2 and 3?
johnfueston •Tuesday, December 1, 2020
I loved all of the production tips in this video. I would like to hear more production advice here on PureMix. I would also like to have more videos from Ryan Hewitt. He is a great teacher. Thank you!
graham.z •Friday, May 29, 2020
Ryan, seems like a very humble and highly talented guy. Really enjoyed his teaching here and the time that he spend going "why". Excellent tutorial!
Kingwhistle •Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Great video, thank you for all of the insight.
I really appreciate the reflection on the mic choice for guitar. You made a choice in the moment of tracking, and later you made it work, even though in hindsight you might have chosen a different mic. That is great!
The EQ before 1176 on the parallel for ac gtr is great! Works So well.
Lastly, the section on "faux" mastering is helpful and could be a tutorial all on it's own.
Do you have an assistant bounce those alternative mixes? Do you "save as" for each of those "up" versions, so that you could adjust or check the amount?
stefan.l •Monday, November 25, 2019
Perfect! Absolutely perfect! My favourite Lumineers song. Ryan is so talented and has captured the emotion of the track so well! I really hope to see more from Ryan soon! He explains not only what he's done, but WHY he's done it. Ryan's Blink 182 puremix video was incredible too. Changed the way I mix!
jens.s •Wednesday, November 6, 2019
I would love to have a list of used equipment for recording the songs.
email@example.com •Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Very good. Good teaching. Exactly what I needed to see. Such an isperation.
danielebazzani •Tuesday, May 21, 2019
This stuff is amazing, but one thing: the "only" thing missing is the whole songs (this happens quite often here, legal problems, I guess) so we cannot work on the main thing, which is the song. If there's no chance to go from start to end we will always miss the point. But everything here is done in a wonderful way, I'm loving this guys!
moondog007 •Monday, April 8, 2019
WOW watching this again. Wonderful video
rlowe •Friday, March 8, 2019
It took me a little while to fully understand Ryan’s template. However, once I did I could see how all the peices were working together in making an impressively powerful workflow for building a professional mix. My next thought was “Wow! this is a profound gift, provided by an exceptionally talented and generous soul!” Very rare to find in this world... Thank you Ryan Hewitt!
grant.wal •Thursday, January 17, 2019
This is an amazing video. It's like a masterclass in time based processing. Ryan is great at explaining his approach and the carefully thought-out touches that make this mix great. Thank you for sharing.
RW33Rudi •Saturday, October 6, 2018
Ryan, top Lesson full in detail and expertise
I enjoy this mastering lesson.