A couple of years ago, Fab mixed the Kirk Whalum record (that went on to get a couple of Grammy nominations) which was mastered by Greg Calbi, one of the greatest mastering engineers in the world today.
At the time, listening to the mixes, Greg wondered how Fab could have gotten the bottom he got on the record. That was the beginning of Greg's relationship with the Dangerous BAX EQ. A few weeks ago we went with a camera to check on him (and his BAX) on behalf of our friends at Dangerous Music. During the interview he went on about many other things which we found very interesting so we thought we'd share.
Take a few minutes and listen to genuine audio wisdom from one of the few who can speak with a flawless track record.
dstronach •Wednesday, January 27, 2016
stems seem like such great way to work, but 1db up or down is such a massive change when so many instruments are included in one fader.....more subtle changes are the way to go..no?
djbrimlo •Saturday, January 2, 2016
Love this! A lot of insight gained.
goulartp •Thursday, November 26, 2015
Not sure I understood about the stem. Would I do the best mix I can then mute everything but the drums, everything but the vocals, everything but the guitar etc. So I would send the whole mix and some stem? Would that make the Mastering more expensive but allow more flexibility to the master engineer?
ajmolica •Thursday, January 8, 2015
Mastering is -
1> knowing what the song should sound like or how it needs to be adjusted aka finding problems,
2> knowing the environment/room/speakers where you master,
3> knowing your equipment (outboard) and software really well,
4> and being good with listening to client requests.
That sums it up I think.
RomeRecording •Monday, August 11, 2014
Is this a sales pitch for the Bax or an educational video? I love the videos here on Pure Mix but this comes across like a shameless plug. I'm probably wasting my time with this comment as I have yet to see them post a negative comment and I've seen one of mine disappear. Prove me wrong and post it. I'm a paying customer and would rather see honest reviews of the videos.
One more thing....the whole idea of stem mastering puts the mastering engineer in the position of the mix engineer. I remember seeing a video with George Massenburg being very critical of the whole idea of stem mixing.
Danorama22 •Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I work at a house of worship and the youth pastor and music director are both drummers.
They LOVE CRASH-BANG cymbals.. They refuses to believe how detrimental that is to a live mix.
Of course it does not help that they perform in a gym with minimal sound treatments.. You can
only imaging the pain I go through trying to reign in the drums and the suffering I have trying to
get the vocals out in front where they belong ...
I am going to play them this video, especially the last 2 minutes, so they know it's not just me
that suffers from "Cymbalitis"..
8oh8 •Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Haha, great interview, the end is funny.
reymusic •Friday, June 29, 2012
Im using an analog compressor and eq along with some plugins into pro tools 10 to do my mastering..I using record at 48k 32 bit float.and my question is i use dither to 16bit on my slate fx virtual mastering processor plugin and print my track into pro tools..now when I'm exporting the track do i use the 16bit 44k option or leave it at 48k 32 bit float since the fx virtual mastering processor plugin was dither to 16 bit at the end of the chain before printing in pro tools??please someone clear this out for me..
fab •Wednesday, May 9, 2012
@reymusic: you do not need to dither out of ProTools because the L2 basically empties the bottom 8 bits of every word on that digital stream, it leave sa bunch of zeros in there. You just need to truncate that to 16 and move on.
musickid •Monday, May 7, 2012
Very Informative coming from a true mastering Guru .. Nice, Julio Abreu
Izzi •Monday, April 30, 2012
Great Video... Thanks for sharing!
I had the pleasure of working with Greg on several projects! Truly is one of the GREATEST!
Outstanding, down to earth human being as well!
All the best,