We asked the pureMix Pro Members to send us sessions recorded in home studios with common problems that we all deal with. Distorted tracks, tracks with excessive bleed, you name it, we asked for it.
Mike Brown and the band “Gladhand” obliged with their track “All My Dogs”, recorded live to ADAT in 1996.
The track has all of the fairly common challenges. Too much high hat bleed in the snare mic, an unfocused mono overhead, tom mics that may have been a little far away from the toms, and more.
In this pureMix.net exclusive, watch as Grammy Award Winning Engineer, Fab Dupont, deals with everyday challenges to extract a vibe that is consistent with the band’s intent and deliver a stellar mix from source tracks that need a little love.
See how Fab:
Deals with a snare drum with too much ring
Replaces toms recorded with a less than ideal mic technique
Creates a vibe around the drums from a mono overhead
Adds definition, clarity and tone to the bass track
Creates space around close mic’d guitar amplifiers
Addresses clipping on the guitar tracks
Fits in an overdubbed violin track
Creates a two bus processing chain that adds movement and supports the groove of the mix.
After you've seen how Fab does it, download the stems and practice what you've learned!
Watch Fab Dupont, deal with everyday problems on tracks recorded in a home studio, while mixing “All My Dogs” from Gladhand. Only on pureMix.net
Camundongo •Thursday, December 15, 2022
Magnifique comme toujours!!!!!!
AndyPeck •Friday, September 16, 2022
Mande it look easy.
Wiresed •Saturday, May 8, 2021
What I didn’t understand was the gainstaging here. Looked like most of the tracks were clipping and as I understand it the first thing to do is to clip gain everything down so that it’s leaking around -12 dbfs. But this didn’t happen and wasn’t even mentioned at all. Is this gain staging stuff a myth then?
Adis Cengic •Monday, August 31, 2020
The only thing i don't like on puremix is that all courses are based on mixing rock music. Give us hip hop, trap, or r&b examples.
onechoiz •Tuesday, July 21, 2020
he copies the bass track what can we do on logic instead, I never used protools
yongsaifuk •Saturday, July 18, 2020
Need more this! Want to learn more! And also like Fab’s humor in his tutorial videos!
julián.ri •Sunday, June 7, 2020
En español por favor.
jaycarlinmusic •Friday, April 3, 2020
Man, I watched 40:00 - 50:00 in this video like 5 times just soaking it up. It's so great to hear a track that isn't as immaculately recorded as the stuff you usually work with. Of course when you're working with tracks like the Chili Peppers or something, it's a little easier to mix. This sounds a lot closer to what a lot of us are working with on a daily basis.
Would love to see more of these. Really great stuff. It helps bridge that gap in knowledge that I assume many like me have.
JoeNino •Saturday, January 18, 2020
r3zn •Sunday, June 23, 2019
Loved this one Fab. I'm also dealing quite often with sub standardly recorded material and this was a great toolbox to tackle a lot of common problems especially with live drums.
A bit off topic but that Mike dude seemed a little ungrateful. You did an amazing job with what you were given.
May I suggest more tutorials like this if you can mate.
Bellovacoco •Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Very great tutorial. Loved how the mix was approached regardless of how the tracks sounded.
Jaume55 •Saturday, April 20, 2019
Excelente vídeo, ¿sería posible traducción en español? please!!
logic718 •Tuesday, April 2, 2019
What headphones was Fab using? Great Video!!
patmaki •Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Ocean way studios on stereo guitars...love the result!
L Pass •Sunday, February 17, 2019
This was a blast. It's amazing how often Puremix videos hit on exactly the info I need when I need it. I love your teaching style, Fab.