Grammy Award winner Ryan Hewitt walks you through his ingenious mixing template, showing you how he sets up every session to work with his unique hybrid mixing workflow that allows him to mix quickly and get incredible results every time.
Instead of having to search for plugins and IO settings that he needs for every mix, Ryan has developed a starting point that puts all of his favorite signal paths at his fingertips.
After stepping through his template track by track, Ryan demonstrates how he sets up a song and applies his mixing workflow to every track.
In this tutorial, Ryan will teach you how to:
Use both analog summing and analog processing chains as hardware "plugins"
Mix with multiple parallel processing tracks to create the perfect sonic color for a mix
Keep sessions neat and organized with color coding, bussing, and printing stems
Create super clean and perfectly synchronized drum trigger tracks
Use stereo bus processing to simplify the entire mixing process
Differentiate sections of the lead vocal performance with unique and shared processing tricks
Stop looking at the meters and trust your ears to create excitement and energy in the mix
Printing mixes both with and without analog tape and limiting his clients are expecting to hear
Learn how Ryan uses his mix template then download his original session file (with plugin settings!) as well as translated versions of his template using stock plugins as inspiration to create your own custom mixing template based on his trademark mixing style and tricks.
Once you have seen how Ryan does it, you can download his personal template perfectly translated for the following DAWs:
Logic Pro X
Chandler Limited Curve Bender
Chandler Limited TG1
Manley Massive Passive EQ
Manley Pultec EQ
Standard Audio Stretch
AIR Stereo Width
Audio Ease altiVerb XL
Avic Time Adjuster
Avid Expander / Gate
Slate Trigger 2
Softube TSAR-1 Reveb
Softube Tonelux Tilt
Soundtoys Micro Shift
UAD AKG BX20
UAD EMT 140
UAD Fairchild 660
UAD Lexicon 224
UAD Little Labs IBP
UAD Ocean Ways Studio
UAD Roland Dimension D
UAD The Culture Vulture
lod7 •Wednesday, December 14, 2022
the way you explain your template is so informative, thank you for that work, i much appreciate it!
JonTangent •Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Much appreciated. Thank you.
spaisonic •Thursday, March 14, 2019
TobyGendron •Sunday, February 17, 2019
Where on the site can i download the template????
joethecomposer007 •Thursday, September 27, 2018
Thanks Ryan for sharing this . I added a bit of Fab's and Andrew's to all of yours . Makes the most sense to me and love the quickness and how for me is so musical )))))))))))))
L Pass •Thursday, June 28, 2018
dansoundsmith •Saturday, February 3, 2018
Fantastic! Was great to get into his workflow and see it trough his eyes~
leojobst •Friday, January 26, 2018
hey guys..when reaper template please... whe need this!
fpred •Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Audiobsesion •Tuesday, January 9, 2018
please subtitles in Spanish
gonzostudios •Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Subtitulos en español por favor
garycowling •Friday, December 29, 2017
No Plugins... BS
charles-emile beaudin •Friday, December 22, 2017
Cool video! I was wondering, he doesn't seem to have any issue with hardware parallel insert, these are tricky with phasing. I know he use a HDX rig, but still with the converter it can return slightly different and phase with the original material... Any info on that?
moondog007 •Friday, December 22, 2017
Would be great to have some more detail in terms of the Trigger Samples Ryan uses? Specific question I know but are they custom ones or not?
ruoma •Thursday, December 21, 2017
Great video! I wonder though, both Ryan and Andrew seem to do ALL their compression parallel? Don they use inserts at all anymore, or is that something they do while tracking?