Ben Lindell demonstrates how he sets up his mix bus processing on a nearly finished mix. Using Universal Audio UAD plugins, Ben takes this dance-pop track from sounding good to great!
The goal with processing on the mix bus (aka 2-bus, mix buss, master fader, etc) is to deliver as close to a finished, mastered sounding mix to the artist. The closer you can get to achieving the sound and vibe the artist wants to hear the easier it will be for your mastering engineer to add their finishing touches.
It is critical to know how to achieve a coherent, rich, and clear sound at the final stages of the mixing process in order to deliver a mix that blows your clients away.
As always with pureMix, Ben details the purpose and function of each of these plug-ins, as well as the specific settings used. Apply these techniques to your own mixes and give them the finished, professional sound your clients are looking for.