TMBOY is an electronic “shadow pop duo” formed by members Sarah Aument and Will Shore. Their music has an organic feel, courtesy of Shore’s live vibraphone performances, mixed with elements of house and techno which serve to amplify the emotion in Sarah’s lyrics. Jingle writers by day, indie artists by night, TMBOY’s music combines synth elements with irresistible melodies and well-crafted lyrics that capture their audience’s attention and won’t let go.
In this puremix.net exclusive, Grammy award-winning engineer, Fab Dupont, mixes a single off of their upcoming record called “The Light” and demonstrates how he:
Deals with a troublesome snare drum using techniques like pitch shifting, distortion, and transient design.
Uses metering and gain staging techniques to set himself up for delivering to streamingplatforms.
Balances multiple bass synth patches against each other and creates space for each to avoid masking.
Sets up his 2 bus compression to add density and weight to the mix
Uses parallel compression to increase the impact of the drums
Once the mix is complete, Fab recalls the original mix that he did for the record to compare his on the fly, in the box mix to the version that went through multiple recalls and made the record to see which one wins.
Watch Fab Dupont mix the Brooklyn based duo, TMBOY.Only on puremix.net
Avid EQ3 1 Band
Avid Mod Delay III
Fab Filter Pro-Q2
Massey Tape Head
Softube Active Equalizer
Softube TSAR-1 Reverb
Sound Toys Decapitator
Sound Toys Devil-Loc
Sound Toys Little Alter Boy
Sound Toys Micro Shift
UAD 1176LN Rev E
UAD AMS RMX 16
UAD Dangerous BAX EQ
UAD EMT 140
UAD EMT 250
UAD Lexicon 224
UAD Pultec-Pro Legacy
UAD SSL G Bus Compressor
UAD dbx 160
TMBOY is Sarah Aument and Will Shore; together they create shadowy electronic pop. Their sound has an unusually organic feel for music that leans heavily into house and techno.
Adrianj •Thursday, June 24, 2021
I'm more than fashionably late to this party, however, (imo) this video, trancends time and all that other good stuff, like which DAW to use or the particular plugins etc. For me the song is so good it will outlast us all and Fab's interpretation, approach and thought process, is where the gems reside. I don't think it would matter what tools he used to accomplish his goal. Really an inspiring video, (and viewpoint). Hopefully I can absorb a tiny bit of this and put it to good use! Gracias!
exe.cutor •Saturday, January 26, 2019
Hi, Fab! That is inspiring. Thanks for the video and comparing different days and different equipment used for the mix (ITB or OTB). It shows one more time that the vision of the sound of the exact song doesn't change over time.
69bluesman •Monday, December 31, 2018
So informative and inspiring....dig it!
jonathan bratoeff •Friday, December 21, 2018
Super, trés informatif! Fab you are a great teacher :)
MarcoPolo •Friday, December 7, 2018
Great walk through. I especially appreciated the final comparison to your original mix. This video was *way* deeper than just a discussion of the SSL comp on the 2-bus (I think that's how it was advertised in the pureMix email I received).
As always, thank you for sharing so much of your time with us!
immerdiesenamen •Friday, December 7, 2018
Fab is a very goof teacher! This Tutorial is great.
Sariel Montalván •Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Please, In spanish!
joethecomposer007 •Wednesday, November 28, 2018
A truck load ) and its also as loud as hell . Fab you make mixing a blast
telepathy •Saturday, November 24, 2018
Great video, Fab! I was wondering about your take on the UA Sonnox stuff vs the native versions. Noticed you used both, here.