In this audio mixing tutorial, Fab mixes a simple and beautiful acoustic song by the ever talented Will Knox with just vocals, banjo, guitar & room microphones. He walks you through the mix step by step explaining every setting and decision. Learn how to quickly make a great sounding mix using only Universal Audio UAD plugins.
Fab show you how to:
Equalize the vocals and then apply a tasteful amount of compression
Tweak the tone and dynamics of the acoustic guitar with EQ and compression
Cleaning up the Banjo sound using EQ
Select and tweak the perfect reverb settings
Mix bus compression to glue the mix together without destroying the dynamics
The attached zip file contains the original uncompressed files of the session.
Please download it and import these files in the DAW to practice mixing this song using your own tastes, tools, plug-ins along with Fab's tips and tricks provided in this mixing tutorial.
Universal Audio UAD plugins used
Precision Buss Compressor
Castor X •Thursday, December 31, 2020
So amazing,Thank You
blattspiel •Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Awesome, as always.
Khoman •Friday, May 1, 2020
i m pretty happy with this tutorial, i learned how to be subtle and efficient with the choices that can be made !
Owo •Sunday, March 1, 2020
Curious why you chose to leave the Gtr so low in the mix as it was his accompaniment instrument..? My thought would to have brought it to the foreground,...but then again I could have gotten in trouble with that chose...Any thoughts?
JPMBass •Friday, November 29, 2019
Subtle but perfect...Great video. Thanks
Jazzjim020 •Wednesday, July 10, 2019
dermitderrotentanzt •Thursday, July 27, 2017
Thank you for letting us participate in your thought process and not only showing what you did.
It changed my mind of how to think about reverbs. Fill the space between notes and let it stop right before the next one.
These videos become an addiction!
Alex94120 •Monday, May 29, 2017
soundspace2001 •Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Especially helpful concerning the vocal-processing
MiguelAlba •Thursday, November 24, 2016
Thanks! Exercices files please!!
Producerpaul •Monday, February 29, 2016
Fab you are the king of the subtle mix. It's so subtle sometimes I can't tell the difference. Maybe my ears are cloudy, who knows. I'm a fan of less subtle mixing. I twist till I can really tell the difference. This being an acoustic song lends itself to the subtle mix. Good job, I just wish I could have noticed more of a change. Oh well
Saul Santilli •Monday, February 15, 2016
Brilliant. Thank you.
email@example.com •Saturday, May 30, 2015
fab seems so moddy for this....hahha, not juz paying attention to wat to listern as well wat is the vission...llollzz
fankyg •Thursday, December 18, 2014
Great Recording!!! Loved the gentle mix approach! Downloaded the files and noticed that the room track has some rude static noise towards the middle!