It is one of the most discussed topics in audio, and often one of the least understood. How many times have you heard "This is the best 2 bus compressor" or "This EQ really shines on the mix bus!"? But does that mean that it is the rightpiece of gear for the material that you are working on?
In this pureMix.net exclusive, Grammy Award Winning Engineer Fab Dupont explains his approach and philosophy to 2 bus processing, breaking down each step of his chain and the role it plays toward creating a tone for the track.
Learn how Fab sets up his two bus chain with:
High Pass Filtering and EQ
Compression and how it can affect the relationship of all of the elements in the mix.
Once you have seen how Fab does it, download the mix he is working on and use what you have learned to create a 2 bus processing chain that works for you!
Learn theprinciples of Mix Bus Processing, from Fab Dupont, only on pureMix.net
Sonnox Oxford Limiter
UAD Cambridge EQ
UAD Dangerous BAX EQ
UAD Precision Compressor
UAD Pultec Pro Legacy
UAD SSL G Bus Compressor
alanlopez •Friday, February 18, 2022
Moano •Saturday, October 23, 2021
I would love if you didn't stop the track and started it again when A/B..especially with that crash it really takes me ears away from the previous version. Other than that, very nice and informative video! I made myself a Mixbus Rack in Ableton with this idea + a few different compressors that is mapped to snapshots so that I can quickly A/B them without any interruptions :)
johntom •Tuesday, June 29, 2021
HernanGG •Thursday, May 28, 2020
guillermo blamey •Wednesday, April 8, 2020
HI!!! somebody know a FAB FILTER compressor to replace the UAD Precision Compressor, thats Fab use in this example ? I DO ELECTRONIC MUSIC...I did with FAB FILTER PRO MB, but I am not sure if it works...thanks for any kind of feedback....fantastic tutorial!!!
Almix •Thursday, February 13, 2020
anyone else hear strange artifacts on the vocal? specifically the words "to do"?
rwhitney •Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Nice workshop! I find matching levels by ear very difficult, so I use a meter before the limiter.
mauricio.me •Tuesday, October 29, 2019
I love when you say hello childrens hahahaah
chazz.h •Monday, October 21, 2019
Please stop with the patronizing "children" call. Grinds my gears!
studiosix •Thursday, September 5, 2019
Very nice. After your Cambridge EQ, I thought "he cut too much" and indeed you went back! Thanks for improving my ears with all the lessons.
ahmetroxen •Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Great video! But i need to understand the difference between mix buss processing and mastering. So if I will send my mix to a mastering engineer do I need any processing on the final buss before printing my mix?
Pearlpassionstudio •Tuesday, August 13, 2019
I watched this several times to really understand your theory approach with the 2 bus...it finally sunk in and makes a lot of sense..Having all these UAD plugins shown, I will try this. I'm sure I will see better results. Thanks Fab
Edgardo •Sunday, June 30, 2019
Jesus that bottom...
Tamko •Friday, June 28, 2019
Thank you very much. This kind of minimalistic technique, when you make just a few little things, but each one is absolutely precise, is something we really need to learn (not only in music, as you say).
chiren •Saturday, June 8, 2019
Fab is the best teacher! Great practical video once again!