Some Summer Day by Puremixer: Adrian Szendel
w/ Fab Dupont
Some Summer Day by Puremixer: Adrian Szendel
3 h 59 min • 2020
After the first Pro Member Mix Fix Episode response, we asked the pureMix Pro Members once again 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 wanted it.
When we heard Adrian Szendel's submission of "Some Summer Day" by his band "Six Of One," we called him right away. Without hesitation, Adrian packed up his car and drove from Cleveland, Ohio, to New York overnight and arrived at Flux Studios the next day to be a part of the shoot!
The track has some new challenges. It was built from a song idea from Adrian's writing partner, Tim DeHuff. That song idea that sparked "Some Summer Day" happens to be one mono track, containing drums, tabla, bass guitar, and electric guitar!
In this episode, watch as Fab and Adrian discuss the song's background and create a plan of attack to bring "Some Summer Day" to life.
See how Fab Dupont:
Dissects a session when he receives it to figure out what the session contains
Sets up the session with his personal taste and feng shui, setting himself up for an efficient and productive session
Discusses the mix with Adrian, who is attending the mixing session
Uses DECIBEL to set his loudness early in the session
Finds the tempo of the session
Places the audio on the grid to help with marker placement and drum replacement
Inserts samples from his personal sample library to sweeten the Kick and Snare
Sets up a parallel drum crush bus
Watch Fab Dupont, mix "Some Summer Day" from Six Of One. Only on pureMix.net
socratiliv •Monday, December 7, 2020
bonjour le tuto est super .c'est possible d'avoir les sous-titres en français .Merci
MarcoPolo •Saturday, October 17, 2020
Lots of producing required on this one. It was a fun session to watch. Thanks, guys!
jaredvp •Friday, September 4, 2020
I always enjoy these videos where you interact directly with the clients in person because that is such a huge part of getting recommendations, return clients, being successful, etc. You understand the clients, show humor, humility, and positivity. You're great at showing how to suggest changes to the arrangement in a way that won't offend the client. Not just this video but all of the similar videos. And your tutorials are always entertaining and funny. I just wanted to say everything in one comment haha. Thank you Fab.
Melodic Dreamer •Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Sounds a lot better.
One thing though... I noticed when the guitar solo ended and the main riff came back in there was something a little off. I think the beginning of the guitar riff is cutoff which in return makes it sound a little weird.
Overall though what you did with a song that has a single loop with multiple moving parts is astounding. Kudos bro.
Pearlpassionstudio •Saturday, August 29, 2020
Excellent work Fab.
2nibroo •Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Chapeau Mec me suis régalé de cette série .. juste au cas où tu me prêterais tes oreilles... :)
à bientôt j'espère
love PureMixe et tous ses précieux Mentors
2Ni (in French only)
sirthought •Saturday, August 22, 2020
Well after the prior video I thought the mix was impressive, but a bit too slick sounding. I think much of that has improved in this video and it's sounding great. Fun to watch the ideas come to life.
Matías M2O •Friday, August 21, 2020
@telepathy it's not "unconsolidate". it's Ungroup a previously grouped clips.
group clips: Command+Alt+G
ungroup clips: Command+Alt+U
telepathy •Thursday, August 20, 2020
Someone asked on the last episode, I'll ask again here - what's the command/shortcut to "unconsolidate" clips that Fab does at 4:07?
Stefan Wessel •Friday, August 14, 2020
Impressive to hear how Fab manages to stay true to the roughmix whilst enhancing the whole thing. I think the song would greatly benefit from a real drummer and a real drum recording in terms of groove and feel (with fills and such, that are missing here). But its interesting to see how it can be made to work with just programmed drums. I get a lot of material with programmed stuff (horns, drums, strings mostly) and it's cool to see what fab does to those sources. I think he could feature the harmony vocals a litte more. On the other hand, making the lead prominent makes a more pop appeal...
flandybob •Thursday, August 13, 2020
What shortcut is Fab using a 34:50 to "unconsolidated" his clip on the drums samples?
wrpooley •Thursday, August 6, 2020
I absolutely LOVE everything Fab does! But I can't help but notice when he creates (and balances) new elements like drum additions or crush tracks, their output assignment is not through the SUM bus initially. The SUM master fader is -6 as he states early in the video. He is a total pro and I'm sure he catches this later in the series! It's something to watch out for when working with summing and print busses. I've gotten through a final print only to discover some element was only going to Output 1-2 and thus didn't even make it into printed mix :(
ruudjacobs •Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Amazing solution for that mono loop, really makes it come alive. Looking forward to the rest of the series!