Groove3 Mix Review Pop Synthwave TUTORIAL

By | December 16, 2022

Groove3 Mix Review Pop Synthwave TUTORIAL

Groove3 Mix Review Pop Synthwave TUTORIAL

Join mixing guru Fabio Lendrum as he takes you through a complete review of a pop synthwave mixing session. In this comprehensive mix review video course, you’ll see and hear Fabio go over his mix choices and problem-solving strategies as they apply to every aspect of this track: lead vocals, BG vocals, drums, guitars, keys, etc. You’ll also watch how the rough mix is transformed to the final mix and even get details on the final mastering stage. All of the stems are included ifor download, so you can follow along on your DAW. This is a great opportunity to see and hear how to bring this great Pop Synthwave track to life. These videos are for intermediate mixing engineers.

Fabio begins by introducing the song that’s used throughout the tutorial and provides a big-picture overview by comparing the rough mix to the finalized one so you can hear exactly what you’re aiming for. Beginning with the lead vocal, Fabio explains how he transforms it with EQ, compression, de-essing, analog emulations, and reverb/delay. You’ll also learn a pro tip about using gain automation to provide extra lift in the chorus.

Next, you’ll see how he treats the BG vocals, ensuring they don’t interfere with the lead, and also some ways to create a tonal change in the lead vocal to provide contrast in the bridge section. After that, it’s onto the drums, where you’ll discover how he processed the whole kit with EQ, saturation, parallel processing, transient-shaping, and more. For the bass, you’ll hear how he enhanced the plucked sound by volume-shaping each eight-note hit, also fleshing out the bottom end with harmonic excitement.

There’s much more as well, including the synth buildup (using a special reverb with upwards compression), synth layers (adding saturation for increased harmonics), pads (saturation, notch filtering, and side-chaining), guitars (amp emulation for added life), transitional effects, impacts, mastering, and more!

The plugins Fabio uses throughout the mix course are some of the most popular today, including:

  • Arturia EQ SITRAL
  • CableGuys Shaper Box
  • Cytomic The Glue
  • Dangerous BAX EQ Master
  • Eiosis DeEsser
  • FabFilter DS
  • FabFilter Pro C-2
  • Fabfilter Pro-L2
  • HG-2 Black Box
  • Kazrog True Dynamics
  • Kazrog True Iron
  • Maag EQ4
  • Nicky Romero Kickstart
  • Oeksound Soothe 2
  • Plugin Alliance AMEK EQ 200
  • Plugin Alliance Shadow Hills Mastering
  • Plugin Alliance SPL Transient Designer
  • Plugin Alliance SSL 4000 E
  • Plugin Alliance SSL 4000 G
  • Plugin Alliance SSL 9000 J
  • Pro-Q3
  • Saturn 2
  • Slate Digital MetaTune
  • Sonnox Oxford Inflator
  • SoundToys Decapitator
  • SoundToys Devil Loc
  • SoundToys EchoBoy
  • SoundToys FilterFreak2
  • u-he Twangstrom
  • UAD 1176 Rev A & E
  • UAD EMT 140
  • UAD EMT 250
  • UAD LA-2A
  • UAD SSL G Bus Compressor
  • UAD Studer A800
  • Valhalla SuperMassive
  • Valhalla Vintage Verb
  • Waves Factory Trackspacer
  • Waves L2
  • Waves R-Bass
  • Waves SoundShifter
  • Xfer OTT

If you’ve ever wanted to be a fly on the wall and see how a mixing engineer achieves a certain sound, this is your chance. And with the accompanying individual tracks from the session, you’ll be able to implement everything you learn to immediately hear the results in your own DAW, creating a multi-faceted learning experience that can’t be beaten! See the individual mix review pop synthwave video descriptions for more information on what’s covered in the course. It’s time to stop settling for underwhelming, lifeless mixes… watch “Mix Review: Pop Synthwave” today!

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