Ben Lindell demonstrates how he sets up his mix bus processing on a nearly finished mix. Using Universal Audio UAD plugins, Ben takes this dance-pop track from sounding good to great!
The goal with processing on the mix bus (aka 2-bus, mix buss, master fader, etc) is to deliver as close to a finished, mastered sounding mix to the artist. The closer you can get to achieving the sound and vibe the artist wants to hear the easier it will be for your mastering engineer to add their finishing touches.
It is critical to know how to achieve a coherent, rich, and clear sound at the final stages of the mixing process in order to deliver a mix that blows your clients away.
As always with pureMix, Ben details the purpose and function of each of these plug-ins, as well as the specific settings used. Apply these techniques to your own mixes and give them the finished, professional sound your clients are looking for.
UAD Plug-ins used :
FATSO Jr. Compressor
Brainworx Digital EQ V2
UAD Precision Maximizer
UAD Pultec EQ
thematix •Tuesday, April 11, 2023
IMO … 😆 Sounds better before the processing and comparison volume levels vary which can play tricks.
billabong859 •Thursday, March 4, 2021
I really like the A/B. Really trains my ears. I get a lot out of that.
Moano •Friday, March 20, 2020
Great video! The only "issue" for me is the constant stop/play every time to see the differences. It takes me a little bit out of listening and I have to focus a lot harder because I kind of have to memorize what it sounded before. either way..great video indeed!
Mazi •Thursday, July 4, 2019
Thanks. It's absolutely worth it. Every break just clean up the ears and I like this way.
RyanSummerMusic •Sunday, June 23, 2019
Tutorials like this are unwatchable because of the pausing and talking between A/B.
michael.bes •Monday, September 24, 2018
i saw on the right is another buss called Loud bus, what is this buss?
do i hear it while the tutorial ?
what is this buss for?
bern.f •Monday, July 9, 2018
So subtle that it's worth saving the hundreds of dollars on the plugs and invest in a good singer and a good song.
Chrisdmcc •Thursday, April 27, 2017
What's the gain staging on the limiter - seems to be adding a lot with just the shape button?
TheBassist10 •Monday, April 17, 2017
I'd like to thank you for taking the time to explain these very important mixing processes. What I was most impressed with is the way you explained every step with great patience and communicated the reasoning for each step. I'm on board with you. All the best Pure Mix!!!!
jhonhiguera •Thursday, July 21, 2016
Cool but, Please do not Interrupt the comparison!.
bigdoghat •Saturday, December 5, 2015
Enjoying the vids very much so far but just one comment in agreement with the couple above. I would much prefer if playback wasn't stopped when doing the before and after comparisons. I've watched other tutorial vids where the content keeps playing and you can hear the voice is just mixed in under the music saying "with" and "without". I find when playback is stopped in between comparisons, I'm only able to pick out the differences one at a time. When playback is continuous, I can hear them all at the same time
ulrich labus •Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Please do not Interrupt the comparison!!!!
ccbass •Monday, October 26, 2015
Great content. I would find it easier to notice the A/B difference if you could do it without interrupting the listeners attention announcing the comparison.
Perhaps just looping the section and switching between the two.
steve2k2 •Friday, July 10, 2015
Really good. You can certainly hear the difference very clearly even on cheap headphones. Thanx.
10guthrie •Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Nice tutorial, but like most of the video's on pure mix its hardly ever mentioned about the mix room and space! Your room is obviously treated, but making decisions about 2 buss eq and compression to help the mastering engineer may well be hindering the mastering engineer, is it taken as read that your subscribers mix in properly treated environments?