Mix With The Masters – Deconstructing A Mix #41 – Carol Souki “Playa” (TUTORIAL)

By | July 19, 2023


Release year: 2021
Producer: Mix With The Masters
Manufacturer website: Link
Author: Jaycen Joshua & Dave Pensado
Duration: 1h 46min
Handout type: Video tutorial
English language

Description: We’re back at Studios La Fabrique for another chapter featuring the prestigious team of Dave Pensado and Jacen Joshua! Together they mix the song “Playa” by Carol Suki, with Jacen building the foundation and Dave polishing the vocals. We get to work, and Joshua immediately goes to the main thing – improving the clarity, legibility and overall impact of the material. He goes through every part of the session, comments on the tracks, and instinctively begins to cut, compress, gate, and more. Using common plug-ins and simple techniques, Jacen transforms the mix in an amazing way, making it louder and more detailed, while maintaining a tension almost identical to the rough. Pensado then takes the helm for a detailed demonstration of how to create “expensive” sounding female pop vocals. You’ll learn how he changes levels for clarity and emotion, applies effects, applies modulation as pitch correction, and more!

Content :
1. Tracks overview, filtering, transients, monitoring, harmonics, gating, side-chain & mix compression
2. Low end clarity, voltage vs. perceived loudness, high end width, image analysis, bit-crushing, SRC
3. Masking issues, carving with EQ, parallel compression, vocal harshness, sub frequency challenges
4. Vocal critique, using the newest tools, reference & inspiration tracks, de-essing, low shelving
5. Fixing levels, maintaining emotion, workflow developments, modulation, pitch correction, vocal chain
6. Vocal effects, accentuating notes for rhythm, keeping a “mental rolodex”, being “in the pocket”
7. Spreading, reverbs, delays, parallel dynamic processing, enhancement, transient shaping, saturation
There are subtitles in Russian, English and Spanish.

Sample files: not provided
Video Format: MP4
Video: AVC, 1920×1080, 16:9, 29.97 fps, 1500 kb/s
Audio: AAC, 48 kHz, 320 kb/s, 2 channels

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