What happens when you change vital pieces of your rig like computers, converters, and outboard gear, along with OS updates and more over a few years; and then have to recall a mix?
In this pureMix Exclusive tutorial, Multi Award Winning Engineer, Fab Dupont, opens the original session for Ulrich Forman's song, "1234" and takes you through his system for recalling a hybrid mix full of analog hardware to reset, reverbs to re-time, and even a stereo tube-preamp to run the entire mix through.
Once the session is recalled, Fab breaks down how they took the song from a demo to a full production and deconstructs the mix, explaining every step of his thought process along the way.
Watch Fab explain:
His hybrid analog/digital setup
His recall note system
How he ran the entire mix through a stereo analog tube preamp from a spring reverb, and simultaneously created a level matched clean version of his mix "just in case"
How he used a real EMT 140 plate reverb and an AKG BX10 spring reverb
How to soften transients using tape plugins
The process of augmenting the original demo and turning it into an exciting completed production
This video is a unique look at Fab's entire setup, his approach to hybrid mixing, production, and more.
Once you have seen how Fab does it, download the stems, and mix it yourself!
Watch Fab Dupont recall and deconstruct the mix of "1234" by Ulrich Forman. Only on pureMix.net
AKG BX10 Spring Reverb
Antares Auto-Tune Pro
Chandler Limited LTD-2
Dangerous Music 2-BUS+
Dangerous Music BAX EQ
Dangerous Music Compressor
Dangerous Music CONVERT-8
Dangerous Music Liaison
Dangerous Music Master
Empirical Labs Fatso EL7x
EMT 140 Plate Reverb
FabFilter Pro Q2
Lexicon PCM42 Reverb
Manley Stereo Pultec EQ
Mod Delay III
Neuman PE Stereo EQ
Space Expander Tube Preamp
UAD AMS RMX16
UAD EMT 140
UAD Little Labs IBP
UAD Neve 33609
UAD Precision Maximizer
UAD Precision Reflection Engine
UAD Pultec-Pro Legacy
UAD Roland RE-201
UAD Studer A800
UAD UA 1176 Rev A
UAD UA 1176LN Rev E
Universal Audio 2192
Intimate, crafted with precision and delicacy, Ulrich’s music is wrapped around lyrics tinged with poetry. His arrangements, both sober and rich, sewn thread by thread with remarkable craftsmanship, combine emotive melodies, intricate guitars and warm acoustics with touches of electronic influences to create delicate yet expansive indie folk songs.
donnie.j •Friday, March 25, 2022
This is a great video, seeing how the stems were set up and the tracks going to them was really helpful. For example, seeing how the shared reverbs were sent to their own stem but the vocal slap reverb stayed with the vocal stem really helps in my decision making. Thank you!
Khuallek.@gmail.com •Thursday, August 6, 2020
I am from myanmar i want you to mix my song how can i contact you?
Deadlyxian •Friday, May 15, 2020
i just love your humor and love watching your videos
carminesamuel •Monday, November 25, 2019
I often run into bands wanting a more 'lofi' sound. Love the guts of sending the entire mix through a spring preamp so I tried out something in the box. At the end of my 2 buss I added lofi (dist @ .4 and sat @ .1) and UAD precision reverb set to spring. My first thought was that it would sound bad and wreck my original mix but it really helped to glue things together and give it a more lofi vibe while maintaining clarity and fidelity.
Anyone else out there trying similar things?
pabloquijano •Tuesday, November 12, 2019
En español por favor!
joethecomposer007 •Friday, July 19, 2019
It distorts when you look at it ))) Fab your humour makes learning so much easier . Thanks from Canada
chris.massa •Monday, July 15, 2019
I really appreciate the system review before and after and hardware routing (workflow) explanation.
pushplayaudio •Sunday, July 14, 2019
As always, fascinating and hugely valuable content.
I'd like to ask, though, that you give some thought to wearing a quieter shirt for these videos.
Kingwhistle •Saturday, July 13, 2019
Thank you so much. I am always learning from you :)
I notice the return for the BX10 is a bit left heavy (28:55)
Does it matter?
The entire mix is going through the SpaceExpander preamp? or is it being added in parallel?
Cheers from Las Vegas
Ericaw •Saturday, July 13, 2019
Being French, these track names really make sense to me, especially the Bordel track :-)
Awesome video, as always.
Cheers from Nice