In this one hour and twenty seven point three minutes extravaganza Fab mixes a new track from Indie Pop band Plastic Days.
Starting from scratch and explaining every step he takes and every choice he makes (Every breath he takes, every move he makes, oh can’t you seeeeeee....), he coaxes the track from rough mix to final mix using hardware eqs and compressors, many different plugins, analog summing, and a great array of tricks to make the song shine. Instruments dealt with range from vocals to bass, drums, guitars and keyboards (Oolala).
The attached zip file contains the original uncompressed files of the session.
Dangerous 2-Bus, Roger Schult EQs, RockRuepel Comp1, ELI Fatso, Chandler TG1, Mercury Pultec EQH1, Dangerous BAX EQ
Amazing video, thanks @fabulousfab. I have an issue though. I tried your trick of running the output from my SSL Sigma into an aux and then bussing that to the final print channel as demonstrated to allow for both digital and analogue 2-buss processing. Unfortunately I am unable to monitor the processed mix output without getting feedback as I am already summing audio through the output channels (1-2 to 15-16). I have 16 stereo channels available to me and all of them have stems sent to them. How do I make it so I am only monitoring the processed 2 buss channel to eliminate the issue?
rmoreno •Friday, September 23, 2016
Hi Fab. Any Reason why do you put the Bax EQ after Ruper Comp? Thanks
miguelroja •Thursday, February 18, 2016
Awesome Fab! Great teacher, really
STEELWIZ •Saturday, November 28, 2015
Great tutorial, but I own a dangerous 2-bus + and d-box and still don't understand headroom? I still adjust faders in my DAW.Based on what you said analog summing headroom is more applicable with outboard processing? Thanks and hope you can respond to this soon or make a vid for viewers to understand this more especially with the new 2-bus+
Burekenge •Tuesday, October 13, 2015
What a fantastic video. Fab, you have an great way of getting things across.
I'm using a Thermionic Fat Bustard for summing and I love it. There was no going back for me!
Fabulous Fab •Tuesday, July 7, 2015
@Platypodes: these days I use a Dangerous Liaison (post 2Bus pre A to D)
Platypodes •Monday, May 18, 2015
Wondering how you adjust your parallel processing level in the analog domain if using a summer like the 2 Bus which leaves volume control to the DAW?
highgardenaudio •Monday, March 16, 2015
Thanks for such a quick response Fab! Considering you are the de facto bastion of Dangerous gear, one more question- before I got the 2 bus and Apollo 16 I was running the D-Box/Apollo Duo combo, which of course let me monitor the summing of the d-box as well the digital input of the DAW. How would I set this up with the 2 bus? My mains and alternate monitors are plugged into the D-box for the great D/A and monitor control, and the digital connection to the Apollo to d/box is AES (no spdif on the 16)
69bluesman •Sunday, January 11, 2015
Nice Fab! Do you ever find yourself printing individual tracks processed through your analog signal just to free up pieces of gear to use on other tracks?
frnkg1 •Thursday, April 3, 2014
Great tune to work with. I also have truncated files. Is this exercise intentionally only 47seconds of the song to work on?
thegoonmat •Wednesday, March 26, 2014
thanks for your answer Fab
would be hard for me to do it cause i don't have the hardware ... i mostly ITB cause i think it's more convinient and fast ... and my girlfriend won't notice the difference ...
i'm on my way to buy an appolo and a D box, because of you ... ;-)
i think analog summing is exacltly was i was looking for ... best of both world ...
thnks again !
sainpa •Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Awesome video. I learnt a lot.
SoundReplay •Sunday, January 26, 2014
Nice tutorial Fab! Thanks for the effort that went into making this video. Greetings from Belgium! Dirk
Il Pianista •Tuesday, September 24, 2013
At 1:25:28, when you enable the 2-buss processing moving your head, I had shivers. That moment really made me say "This is what I really like and I cannot live without". Thanks for your passion in mixing, and in teaching too.