Ryan West has worked with the biggest hip hop names in the industry including Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, and Eminem.
This tutorial is your chance to see how Ryan mixes the song "Break Bread" by Dujeous and featuring vocals from John Legend from start to finish.
See how Ryan handles:
Acoustic and electronic drums
Tons of keyboard tracks
Live horns and strings
Processing rap vocals and sung vocals (featuring John Legend)
Ryan shows you how achieve a hip hop mix all in the box and make your mixes sound larger than life. He goes through every step of his mixing process and even takes the time to experiment and have fun with some of the plugins.
Universal Audio Neve 1081, Neve 33609, 1176AE, Pultec Pro, Fairchild, SSL E Channel Strip, Roland Dimension D, Lexicon 224, Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor, Ampex ATR 102
Dujeous is a live hip-hop band based in New York City. Dujeous songs are a diverse mix of topics, but they often talk about life in New York City, post-millennial paranoia, and sometimes, just having a good time. Their music has been featured on television and big screen.
KyleMechlinski •Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Why didn't he show any of the vocal stack processing on the main vocal/verse?
Timmyb20 •Saturday, May 16, 2020
I watched Ryan on the daily webinars that PureMix is doing during this quarantine time. After Ryan's interview, I signed up for a membership and this was my first stop. It was great to see you mix this track! My main take away was your focused vision. You knew what you wanted to achieve before you started mixing and made your moves to achieve that goal.
Tim (Columbus, Ohio)
firstname.lastname@example.org •Thursday, February 20, 2020
Whys it not loading???
AndresCoca •Saturday, January 11, 2020
"That's a great place to start" 1h in the tutorial haha
G.MICHAELHALL •Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Thanks Ryan, knowing you're working fast in this to [mainly] demonstrate your techniques, it's impressive how even as you are just roughing it all in, it all begins to gel with great cohesion and depth. Really enjoyable track for a tutorial. An overview of your signal paths would have been really handy to see, but no matter, this tutorial has a lot to offer. Thanks again for sharing.
mike_strong •Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Great vid but the camera poppin in and out of focus makes me nauseous.
JohnJones •Thursday, May 12, 2016
A very comprehensive mix tutorial working with world class acts and removing the illusion from the process at the same time. Its a pleaseure to listen to well recorded material and see how to work it all into a cohesive mix. I love hearing something in the mix that catches my attention and then seeing the instructor address that very thing. But its also great when I didn't catch something and they bring it to my attention like Ryan did many times here. It just adds to the way that I approach a mix. A+
PageBoy •Monday, January 4, 2016
Ryan mixed it right before my eyes, and ears.
I feel like I just witnessed a magical illusion, except that I know it actually happened for real. So many elements tied together perfectly.
Whether you like hip hop or not, if you want to see someone mix something into an album/cd cut, sit back and enjoy.
Subscribe, buy, and watch. You will learn mixing, and also humility.
Thanks Ryan, Fab, and Scheps and everyone here, for allowing me to see you work.
byron12 •Sunday, November 22, 2015
Great Video, lots of info to digest.
ubirajaramoura •Sunday, October 18, 2015
Muito bom !
purecountry70 •Tuesday, August 18, 2015
is it possable to adjust a Rap Melody thats already been recorded , my client is rapping over a Melody thats already been recorded . But my Melody needs work
bdunn315 •Friday, June 12, 2015
fantastic as usual. Puremix.net...best money I've spent so far towards education. It's funny because some engineers are grabbing plugs from this company and that, and Ryan pretty much kept that to a minimum and delivered a great mix anyway. Just shows its about staying pure to the track, the overall song, and using the right tools instead of using tools for the sake of using them. Thanks again!
jeromewauk •Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Wow , Ryan you are the man. What a wealth of info in how you think about a mix. Your practical use of plugins , and how to use them in itself was worth the price of admission. Thanks bro.
noisylingus •Monday, March 23, 2015
I wasn't really excited by the beginning of the video. But when Ryan started to add eq and compress to the lead vocal and put everything back in... wow ! He blew me away.
I really appreciate his vision of a mix : very subtle and smart. Kudos mate.
axeljonssonstridbeck •Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Ryan West! What a brilliant mixer and also seems to be a super nice, down to earth guy!