Mixing Blues Rock Track – Drums – YouTube Live Stream Final Mix

In this video, I go over the final touches on this blues-rock track, in the style of Joe Bonamassa with a female singer, and the final mix from the live YouTube video I recently had done. This video details the drums and what I changed from the first video and how I got the sound I did. There will be separate videos for the bass guitar/electric guitars, vocals, vocal throws, keyboards, and automation.

Audio files will be available until March 15th listed here. When you enter your email you’ll a download link window will pop up. https://mailchi.mp/c4ec0d2d5c0c/mixing-stems

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00:00 Before and After Drum Sound
00:45 Welcome – Introduction
01:35 Listening to the intro, verse, and first chorus sample of the finished song
03:44 Overall Drum Sound in Solo Mode
04:35 Kick Drum Processing
15:04 Snare Drum Processing
19:25 Room Mic Processing
22:00 Drum Bus Parallel Channel Processing
24:50 Reverb on Snare Drum
25:44 Closing thoughts Thank You!

Mixing Rock – Mix Session Edited From Live Stream Audio Files Available

This is the edited live stream from the previous week, editing out all of the glitches at the intro and un-needed material to move the mix along a bit faster. The video will be chaptered for your convenience. The audio files are available for mixing at the link below.

https://mailchi.mp/c4ec0d2d5c0c/mixing-stems

Song “Gunsmoke” by My Revolution ( By Bret Ferguson & Tara Faber ©2016)

0:00 Introduction

3:28 Comments and Objectives

4:35 Raw session preview

5:18 Resetting Fader Positions

5:51 Drums

8:27 Bass and Guitars

9:00 Vocals

11:00 Drums adding Plugins

25:56 Drum Bus Procession

27:15 Reverb on Drums

31:08 Bass Processing

35:05 Revisit Drums Hi-Hat and Tom Reverb

38:09 Guitar Processing

43:36 Guitar Bus Processing

44:45 Vocals

51:52 Vocal Reverb and Delay

1:05:00 Special Effects

1:11:36 Keys Procession

1:14:47 Vocal Bus Processing

1:17:43 Guitar Solo

1:23:37 Master Bus Processing

1:25:57 Review Current Mix

1:35:17 Additional Bus Processing

1:39:17 Add Guitar Processing

1:41:00 Final Thoughts and Video Number 2 to Come

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Recording and Mixing Acoustic Guitars

Recording acoustic guitar doesn’t have to be difficult or hard. In this video, I show you how I got these guitars to get the right sound for this song/track. Using Pro Tools, IK Multimedia Black 76, and Waves Schepps 73 EQ.

 

Getting the Guitar to Pop in the Mix

When working on a mix there are times where it can be a challenge to get things to pop in a mix. Sometimes adding the right compressor gets an instrument to pop, sometimes it’s the right eq or even as simple as getting the instrument balanced or the volumes right in the mix. But sometimes none of that works and here is one way to get the job done.

 

Using Delay to Give Life to a Guitar Track

Using delay on your recorded guitar is a great way to create space and finding that sweet spot in the mix. In this video, I use the H Delay from Waves to create this effect to take a mono signal and get that stereo effect.