Mixing is a complicated “mix” of art and science. In this Singing Canary tutorial, follow top engineer Clint Murphy as he takes you on a 60-video, step by step mixing journey.
How do you get a complicated song, with tons of drums, guitar, keyboard and vocal tracks to really shine and stand out when reduced to a stereo pair? Well, it’s not easy. In fact, it’s one of the most critical and complicated steps of the whole precording process. And that’s what makes this 60-video tutorial so unique! You’ll sit alongside Modern World Studio’s mixing ninja Clint Murphy as he teaches you everything he knows about the art of mixing.
This is not one of those overview tutorials: It's an in-depth treatise—nothing is glossed over or left out. From setting up the console to exporting your final stereo bounce, this tutorial shows you every step of the way. So break out your notebooks because this hands-on, down-and-dirty, in the trenches mixing adventure is loaded with tons of mixing techniques and audio tips.
You know, it’s not every day that a world class engineer lets you in on all his mixing secrets. So sit back, put your feet up (not on the console, please) put on your headphones and get ready to learn about the art and science of The Mix!
Table of Contents: 1. Prologue 2. Introduction 3. Monitoring 4. Panning 5. Frequency Stacking 6. Importing Files Into Pro Tools 7. Listening To The Monitor Mix 8. Drums & Percussion - Part 1 9. Drums & Percussion - Part 2 10. Drums & Percussion - Part 3 11. Drums & Percussion - Part 4 12. Instruments & Vocals - Part 1 13. Instruments & Vocals - Part 2 14. Instruments & Vocals - Part 3 15. Instruments & Vocals - Part 4 16. Tidying Up - Part 1 17. Tidying Up - Part 2 18. Tidying Up - Part 3 19. Putting In Markers 20. Bringing Levels Down 21. Applying bus Compression - Part 1 22. Applying bus Compression - Part 2 23. Monitoring From 2-Track Return 24. Mixing Parallel Compression 25. The Drums: Balancing Phase 26. Drums EQ - Part 1 27. Drums EQ - Part 2 28. Drums EQ - Part 3 29. Drums EQ - Part 4 30. Compression on Drums 31. Vocal Samples 32. The Piano 2C Zither Lute 33. Equalizing The Pads 34. Vocals: EQ 35. Vocals: Compression 36. Vocals: Recording Back Into Pro Tools 37. Vocals: Balancing Levels 38. Vocals: Applying Reverb Delay Pt 1 39. Vocals: Applying Reverb Delay Pt 2 40. Vocals: Applying Reverb Delay Pt 3 41. Vocals: Applying Reverb Delay Pt 4 42. Vocals: De-essing 43. Mixing The Bass 44. Sidechaining The Bass 45. The Glockenspiel Cymbal 46. The Piano Pt 1 47. The Piano Pt 2 48. Reviewing The Zither & Mixing The Strings 49. Mixing The African Choir 50. Applying EQ To The Bus 51. Mixing Vocals: Reverb Automation 52. Backing Vocals (Chorus) Pt 1 53. Backing Vocals (Chorus) Pt 2 54. Backing Vocals (Chorus) Pt 3 55. Backing Vocals (Pre Chorus) 56. Backing Vocals (Verse ) 57. Making Notes On The Vocals 58. Tweaking The Vocals - Part 1 59. Tweaking The Vocals - Part 2 60. Final Adjustments To The Mix 61. Printing The Mix 62. Outro