Grammy award winner Mick Guzauski teaches you how to create balance and add life to a track using subtle and intentional moves to craft a perfect mix. Learn how to skillfully balance countless tracks and thoughtfully enhance the producer’s vision for Ady Suleiman’s song “What’s The Score”.
This tutorial is for any engineer or producer looking for techniques they can use to create definition and clarity in their mixes.
See how an award winning mix engineer first creates a solid instrumental foundation and then gets the vocals to stand out while still sounding and feeling completely natural in the mix.
In this 2 hour tutorial, Mick shows you how to:
Setup and arrange his mixing sessions
EQ and compress the drums one by one
Layer live drums with sequenced drums so they compliment each other sonically
Add more attack and low end to the drums without using compression or EQ
Blend together multiple layers of guitars and add stereo width using chorus effects
Level management and gain staging to keep your faders in the sweet spot
Use small .5dB or 1dB moves to add and subtract just the right amount shape to tracks
Create dimension, clarity, and depth to the vocals with Mick’s signature vocal mixing tricks
Tweak reverb templates and presets to create a soundstage for elements of the mix to sit in
Mix bus EQ and compression to add the last bit of polish and glue to the entire mix
Automating levels and adding the finishing touches to the mix
If you want to see how a professional mix engineer crafts a killer pop mix and learn tips and tricks that will inspire you to try something new on your next mix, then you need to watch Mick Guzauski mixing Ady Suleiman.
Please note: This tutorial does not include the multitrack stems as per the artist’s request.
akhafaji •Saturday, May 13, 2023
Great video, very informative
greatfox •Saturday, June 26, 2021
Listened to the commercial release, and it's not the same mix. What happened there?
Chapo González •Saturday, August 29, 2020
Oscar Gasch •Wednesday, June 17, 2020
To be able to mix like this you need to recieve good tracks like this...almost no EQ or COMP...No need at all with this tracks...
alexander.as •Sunday, May 3, 2020
Mike_herrera •Saturday, October 19, 2019
Excelente, se aprende mucho de Mick... Gracias.
Douglas Shibata •Thursday, July 25, 2019
tanahi •Monday, December 3, 2018
am sound engineer from EGYPT your work very great perfect am still take experience from you thanks very much
jazz3520 •Friday, May 4, 2018
Great Video Tutorial!
pablochadi •Saturday, April 21, 2018
No session files?
Finnius •Monday, May 29, 2017
Enjoyed this tutorial, and the opportunity to learn from Mick. I would have liked to see how he mixed the version for the client. Summing Mixer/Box, 2 Bus Hardware Used, etc...
recoil23 •Thursday, April 20, 2017
Remarkable Tutorial :)
Only component missed during this amazing walk through was the settings used for the Background vocal reverb (Exponential Audio phoenix reverb).
The Reverb was added simply added for the background vocals but without explanation of plug-in settings used.
itsJosh •Sunday, March 12, 2017
Fantastic! Learned a lot, about everything, including how to better organize my own Pro Tools sessions for mixing, which was very exciting. Can't thank you enough.
Thiago Franco •Wednesday, March 8, 2017
I can't express how much I admire you work Mr. Guzauski! It would be like a dream to me if you could share with us the mixing process of the song "Fragments of Time" from the album "Random Access Memories" by Daft Punk. I love absolutely everything about this song and I would love to see a tutorial based on it, if it's possible, of course. Sorry about my poor English, it's a work in progress... Thanks again teacher!!!
SPORT •Monday, March 6, 2017
We can't see that in the video so i would like to know if Mr. Guzauski use spectrum analyzer when he mixing the low end.