Fab Dupont explains his creative decision making process as he transforms the Home Cookin’ song ‘Open Eyed’ from the demo to the version heard at the Universal Audio Apollo launch event.
Compare the two versions of the song along with the band and hear singer Liza Colby and producer John Burgos tell the story of how the original track came to fruition and their feelings on the new version.
Get inside the head of an award-winning producer and learn Fab’s decision making process when producing records. You’ll gain valuable new insights that you can use as inspiration in your own work as Fab explains changes of arrangement, tempo, key, performance, and feel of the song.
Click here to learn with Fab as he mixes this song from scratch using only UA plugins.
Universal Audio UAD Plugins used:
EP-34 Tape Echo
Harrison 32C EQ
MXR Flanger Doubler
Precision Enhancer Hz
Precision Bus Compressor
RS-1 Reflection Engine
SPL Transient Designer
The Liza Colby Sound
DannyOwl •Thursday, January 28, 2021
Wow, thank you. I really appreciate the perspective to take a good idea and shape it for life and energy (ie, a hit). So cleverly done behind the scenes. So much to learn...thanks!
manubuntu •Sunday, August 9, 2020
Many thanks for great video and lesson.
I just tried to download the Exercise file ( fab_dupont_mixing_a_neo-soul_song) and the first Zip gives me an error when unzipping. Why are there 2 files to download ? what´s the difference ? I am on macosx Catalina 10.15.5
Thanks for help !
ludwigmack •Sunday, May 10, 2020
What a great song, I loved your production Fab!
Kreastudio •Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Ha valido cada peso de mi pago mensual! Estoy encantado!
andre.l •Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Thanks Fab for this marvelous mix
Nitin •Friday, October 26, 2018
Thanks...please answer the phone.....or may be something else ringing in the background.
erdincbashan •Saturday, April 22, 2017
Oh man! This production videos are priceless. I enjoy them more than mixing tutorials to be honest. Because good production equals good mix.
Guitar5986 •Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Good video. Gotta say that I preferred the original version though.
djbrimlo •Friday, December 16, 2016
Good Video. Enjoyed watchign the transformation of the demo. Making changes to appeal to a broader market made a lot of sense.
viccieleaks •Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The new production really helped, agree with Fab that it needed a more poppy structure and more dynamics.
Gotta feel for the rapper ;DD
rmoreno •Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Yeah Man Less Boring. Good Production.
VadimEnsoniq •Wednesday, January 27, 2016
I like the original one so much more
Styles •Thursday, September 17, 2015
I can't seem to download the files. Anyone else have the same problem?
jrothmusic •Monday, June 1, 2015
Thanks Fab for a great video. I was hoping to see a little more of the fine tuning process to see different approaches to enhancing drum tones, vocal processing, etc., but it was good to see the EQ balancing to clean up the mix. I was disappointed with the guitar sample timing though. I didn't see the production video to know how that sample came about, but it was a little jarring. If the band played to it as a loop when tracking, it seems to me like it would've been distracting since it's groove was off from the band.
My mix - https://soundcloud.com/justin-roth-mixes/open-eyed