In 2017, Lolo Zouaï came bursting onto the pop music scene with single "High Highs to Low Lows," which has since gained millions of streams, Times Square billboard placements, and been received with critical acclaim by the world's most respected music publications.
After a brief meeting, Lolo, producer Stelios, and their team tagged award-winning producer and mixing engineer Fab Dupont to help shape the record into the smash hit it has become on the world stage.
In this pureMix exclusive tutorial, Fab breaks down how the record came to be, his input in the production stage, and how he approached mixing the album before deconstructing his entire mix, track by track, of the hit single "Moi."
Watch as Fab:
Explains how he met Lolo Zouaï, her team and how the project came to be
Plays the original demo he heard in the first meeting with the team
Explains the song structure suggestions he made in the production phase
Discusses how he had to organize the workflow with Lolo's team to work extremely quickly throughout the mixing of the full length record
Breaks down his gain staging for the mix
Describes his vision for the vocal sound of the track
Explains every detail of Lolo's vocal chain, and why he made the tweaks he did.
Gives the story of creating the 808 tone that carries the low end of the track
Dissects his parallel processing with the drums and bass of the track to teach how he crafted a fat and punchy foundation for the track
Goes through the synths, strings, and additional production for the rest of the track, showing how he molded each track to support the vocal performance
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Eiosis E2 Deesser
FabFilter Pro DS
FabFilter Pro MB
FabFilter Pro Q2
Ghz Vulf Compressor 3
Oxford Dynamics Compressor Limiter
SoundToys Echoboy Jr
SoundToys Little AlterBoy
UAD 1176 Rev A
UAD Dangerous BAX EQ
UAD dbx 160
UAD EMT 140
UAD Little Labs IBP
UAD Neve 33609
UAD Pultec-Pro Legacy
UAD SSL E Channel Strip
UAD SSL G Bus Compressor
UAD Studer A800
Valhalla Vintage Verb
Waves Abbey Road Vinyl
Waves Smack Attack
Laureen Rebeha Zouaï (zoo-EYE; born on March 5, 1995), better known as Lolo Zouaï, is a French-born American R&B and pop musician. Born to a French mother and an Algerian father in Paris, France; Zouaï moved to San Francisco, California when she was three months old. She graduated from Lowell High school in 2013. She released her debut album, High Highs to Low Lows, in 2019. The album was given a 7.5 out of 10 rating by Pitchfork.
RW33Rudi •Sunday, November 14, 2021
Top Highend level Mastering with plugins, from small stems to better sounding, all the sis...S clean up, with more dynamic transsients. and special effects with very smooth all together tracks with amazing sounding Reverb. great Video to share with us.
Greetings from EU Belgium. Rudi. member PureMix.
thematix •Tuesday, August 3, 2021
It’s a real drag that the genres of music explored at Puremix is pretty limited and focuses mainly on clone-ish mainstream.
Mister Branch •Tuesday, July 20, 2021
beautiful techniques pass by which benefits the song and completes it. Great Job !
wdamme •Saturday, June 26, 2021
Thank you so much for going into the details. Some of the other "how to mix" tutorials out there seem to assume that we are all Pro Tools power users/masters, which definitely is not the case. And, leave a lot out. Thank you for not doing that.
sonicdiscovery •Saturday, May 29, 2021
Great video as always. Fab, would it be possible to have this available for download as a mixing template? Thank you!
carlitopscorpio •Friday, May 21, 2021
This course is great and Fab is fabulous. Him and Rick Keller were the reason I signed up for these courses. Of course, I can't forget the legend himself Chris Lord-Alge, too. All the greatest mentors on earth.
diogobenjor •Sunday, May 9, 2021
What an awesome video, plenty of techniques clearly explained, thanks a lot Fab!
Edgardo •Saturday, May 8, 2021
That song is sick dude!
Pearlpassionstudio •Saturday, May 8, 2021
Excellent Fab...Very intense tutorial with details...Thanks and great job.
MarcoPolo •Thursday, May 6, 2021
I always enjoy Fab's instruction. This was a great track/mix to deconstruct, too. Nicely done!
Castor X •Thursday, May 6, 2021
Thank you Fab-that was great.
Adrianj •Wednesday, May 5, 2021
This is like a book that, once started, you cannot put it down. Fab has such a way of taking a sometimes tedious task and making it the most interesting thing you’ve ever seen. Not to mention the genius of Stelios …impressive as always. Thanks for this! Great song, great performance and the mix is, well, “bananas”
mataran •Wednesday, May 5, 2021
"Last bar before the desert..." Awesome! The best definition of the mix engineer job ever! Great song and great video, may I say "As usual"? Thank you Fab! Thank you all!