That's how long the smash hit "I'm Yours," penned by "Jason Mraz, spent on the Billboard Hot 100. But that is not the only stat shattering record this feel-good single set. It is also the tenth best-selling digital song of all time in the U.S. with 6 million downloads and 12.2 Million worldwide. Not a bad day's work...
Behind this chart-topping hit, is one of the world's most revered mixing engineers, Tony Maserati. Tony is no stranger to the charts, with smash hits on records from Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy, and Queen Latifah, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, Robin Thicke, and pages more.
In this pureMix exclusive video, Tony opens up the multitrack of "I'm Yours" and creates an entirely new mix of the chart-topping hit. Along the way, he breaks down everything from the origin of the song and creating a plan of attack for a mix to his meticulous attention to detail with automation.
Watch as Tony:
Explains the origin of the song
Discusses how he finds the direction for the mix
Address the rough mix
Adds dimension and width to the acoustic guitar using short delays
Adds texture and a little bit of attitude to the bass guitar using tape saturation
Explains why he tries not to interrupt playback as much as possible.
Automates E.Q.s on individual elements for different sections of the song
Talk about the process of creating the radio edit
Sends drums into a mono delay, which feeds a lightly blended reverb to add a unique depth to the drums
Adds personality to the mix with precise automation while looping playback and reacting intuitively
Compares multiple plugin bus compressors while searching for an alternative for his hardware pendulum es8
Revisits the original mix and compares this new version
This is your chance to sit next to legendary mixing engineer Tony Maserati and discover his thought process behind the mix of a smash hit. After you have seen Tony mix it, download the stems, and apply what you have learned to mix a hit for yourself!
Watch Tony Maserati mix I'm Yours" from Jason Mraz. Only on pureMix.net
Greenelives •Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Do I hear traffic in the background of the guitar mic all over the song? Yes…yes I do.
Ross Martin •Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Somewhat hard to follow
billabong859 •Sunday, April 4, 2021
We see a creative expert making intuitive decisions. Hard to learn from, because the explanations are sparse, much scrolling around, and there is not much A/B comparison. I couldn't learn much from that.
jens.s •Friday, March 26, 2021
What the heck happened at 20.24. He didn´t do anything but the delay time changed big time.
Pisko Music •Thursday, February 18, 2021
Tony is an expert n his achievements r outstanding. This beign said, this "tutorial" is POINTLESS: He sets da goal of maintaining da feel of da original demo n he doesn't even consider da option of building da mix from it, perhaps he didn't feel it... Instead he strugles 2 match it's tone n FAILS 2 SHARE A CLEAR EXPLANATION of all da stuff he throws in.
Spent 30 minutes here n learned we need 2 do a good DUE DILIGENCE before choosing a tutorial
richard personne •Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Please, subtitles in french
Maxiemixer •Tuesday, August 18, 2020
I want to thank Tony for being so clear and precise in explaining his thinking. This is a great way to get into it.
mminjarez •Saturday, August 15, 2020
Tony Mixed everything with the ATR-102 on the Mix Bus, but he never showed the settings so not sure if it has eq bumps and where. Would be helpful to know.
Geraldo Osterno •Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Please, subtitles in português
pepiano2 •Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Please, subtitles in spanish!
room.s •Sunday, July 12, 2020
Subtitulos en español porfavor :(
wavman •Sunday, July 5, 2020
Please, subtitles in spanish!
Audiobsesion •Friday, June 26, 2020
please subtitles in Spanish
Phantom Studios •Thursday, June 18, 2020
First video I had to stop watching because it just wasn't good. It's a lot of squinting to follow the mouse around while he's tweaking settings. No explanation what he's doing other than looking for that "magic". I don't doubt Ben Stein's mastery, but I'd like to know what he's doing technically and why. PureMix is great but this video is not worth $45. It's not educational. Plus this song is the audio equivalent of the Seinfeld scene where Jerry and his GF call each other "Shmoopy". They torture terrorists with this song. I still love you PureMix, I'll be back Shmoopy.