The rock/pop band The Arrows from South Africa traveled to Paris to work with producer Fab Dupont from NYC to collaborate on "Words to Say" - taking it from from a home studio demo to mix-ready production on camera.
This tutorial will show you how to add color and life to basic productions and bring songs to life.
Fab gives his best tips and tricks for making tracks sound radio ready by using a mixture of live recording, synth layering, vocal tracking and detailed editing - all intermediate to advanced digital and analog techniques.
He strategically adds and subtracts from an already decent sounding home studio demo to create a hit sounding record over the course of a 2 day session in Paris.
This is how records get made, instrument by instrument, part by part. Sit in the session and see what it's like to build a track with professionals.
Part 2 - See how Fab mixed the final version of "Words to Say"
This tutorial was sponsored by Avid and produced, written and edited by pureMix
The Arrows were a band based in London, England. The group, which formed in 1974 and disbanded in 1977, included American singer/bassist Alan Merrill, American guitarist Jake Hooker and English drummer Paul Varley.
BrunoM •Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Great to see how quickly Fab was thinking of musical ideas while making production decisions, to bring the demo PT session up to the level of a fully produced track. Thanks!
firstname.lastname@example.org •Monday, December 28, 2020
unfortunately can't load the other Series videos, i get allways this site.
ludwigmack •Sunday, March 22, 2020
dimitritoonen •Friday, August 2, 2019
Unfortunately I cannot continue watching this video. I want to, but it keep loading. Other video's work fine ;-(
josephvaldivia •Thursday, June 6, 2019
en el audio nunca se deja de aprender, todo sirve y la lección de hoy fue muy instructiva gracias
beau.s •Monday, November 26, 2018
I'm working with artists more like this and I really loved how well you set the tone and mood of the room, making the artists feel respected and heard. This is so important because it makes giving suggestions and ideas received in a positive way. Great video.
AMP Tracks •Wednesday, September 26, 2018
I voted against the Paris Drums. Fab made a mean cheat, I'll tell my mom.
erdincbashan •Friday, June 30, 2017
More production videos please!
RyanHarvey •Sunday, March 5, 2017
I'm literally shocked! This was amazing work. When I compare what I'm trying to do with singing and editing my own work and how I make stuff, I don't even come close to what I witnessed in this video. This was like something of GOD. Fab killed this. He is so smart and creative. Like how do I even go try and make music after watching this? I'm not even in his realm of epic ness.
viccieleaks •Wednesday, December 14, 2016
She reminds me a bit of early SIA
cjperez •Sunday, November 27, 2016
This was an excellent video Fab.... I learned alot from this session.. Thank you for doing what you do bro... Keep up the good work
weissmar •Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Can't watch the whole video after purchase .. Video length in the streaming player is only about 6:28.
Waiting for a fix.
composermikeglaser •Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The reverse vocal effect after the bridge is one of the coolest tricks I've learned in a long time. Now, how do I tastefully use that? :)
Great video Fab!
Sara Carter •Sunday, April 10, 2016
Great tune and insight into production, thank you. Trying to buy the tune in the UK is proving difficult. Not on iTunes and Nimbit is weird
owenlt •Saturday, March 26, 2016
I have to ask: on the lead vocals, why the 3dB cut at 250Hz with the Oxford EQ, only to boost at 200Hz with the Pultec - 10th dimensional chess, making use of the unique slope and character of the Pultec vs the Oxford, or did you dip the lower-mids during one pass, and then boost later, feeling it was thin?