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- Feb 27th, 2012
Mixing is a complicated â€śmixâ€ť 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, itâ€™s not easy. In fact, itâ€™s one of the most critical and complicated steps of the whole recording process. And thatâ€™s what makes this 60-video tutorial so unique! Youâ€™ll sit alongside Modern World Studioâ€™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 treatiseâ€”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, itâ€™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!
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 101: Introduction to Recording
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 102: Recording Drums
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 103: Recording Guitars
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 104: Recording Vocals
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 105: Recording Strings
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 201: Dynamics
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 202: Spatial Effects
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 203: EQ
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 301: From Demo to Master
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 302: The Mix
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 401: Touring An SSL Console
- Analog Mixing Consoles: Layout, Signal Flow and I/O
- Greg Townley 101: Sonic Dimension in Mixing
- Greg Townley 102: Sonic Dimension: Expanded
- Recording The Grand Piano: The Dave Brubeck Sessions
- Rich Tozzoli 301: Producing and Mixing Guitars
- Rich Tozzoli 302: Mix Digital, Sound Analog!
For a full list of the topics covered, see the Tutorial Outline
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Love these Singing Canary tutorials, they are the closest thing to a true Quality PRO 'recording experience' tutorial, with some pretty cool music.
Great mixing tutorial, definitely worth every minute! Clint is one of my favs to learn from, he's always so methodical describing how/why he does the things he does. I like how he doesn't make mixing seem like it's some kinda mystic and occult art. Really straight no chaser kinda deal, I really learned a lot. Thanks Clint!
The most informative videos I've seen about the art of Mixing. The WHOLE process from beginning to end, and always interesting. Thanks a lot !
Very good, in depth tutorial. Finally one that dont skip parts and actually shows from start to finish with all the details and tweaks.
This was one of the longest courses I've taken so far on Ask Video AND ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING so in depth and informative mixing a song from start to finish this course was truly great
learning how to produce quality vocals is something I've wanted to learn for a long time this course is just what I needed to start making great vocal mixes
not my kinda song but i really enjoyed watching this video...thx
a lot of methods that where given in the course I am reusing
Provides helpful tips and tricks
so insightful this course is so good I just had to comment again love ask video
I loved how he broke a full mix down very helpful thanks alot
Great journey through the mixing process... A bit long but worth it!
A master class in mixing a real-world song. Clint Murphy's attention to detail, common sense, and obvious experience come through in plain language, and a very natural delivery. Loved every minute of
Was great being able to actually be in the mixing process w/ Mr. Murphy! No stone is unturned!! Hope another one of these will be done.. Maybe a critical listening w/ more A/Bs??? Good gig MacPro!!!
That was pretty long one, but really worth watching. You can learn how to approach mixing, what to do first, what to do last and so on. I honestly recommend it!
Incredibly detailed, in-depth journey through the production of a track. I learned so much from this. Highly recommended.
I thought this was a very interesting tutorial. I liked that we experienced sitting through listening to the song multiple times. Engineers do that. I like that we went through setting up the board linkages and ordering the tracks. Most tutorials would skip that stuff, assuming you knew how to do it. I think the introduction to outboard gear was informative, although now I want to spend more money on gear.
Yes, some parts could have been made shorter. But it's really like we're sitting next to the guy, and see him make decisions, revert them back later on, test things here and there, make choices based on his experience (like the release settings he uses the whole time). I really learned a lot.
This is a field mostly every person does differently, but I found it extremely informaitional and was really intrigued by how Simon and the gang broke down the song to mix.
it is a rather long tutorial. Good but the same stuff could be explained in a shorter time. Minutes of doing the same action over and over. The explaining of compression, side chaining is short.
Great tutorial.Very detailed and informative.I learned a lot from this video. Like hands on in a live studio setting.
Some good mixing tips and tricks. First videos are repeat of cleaning and naming tracks, and would have been better keeping it to 1 or 2 parts. I would recommend this if you have a subscription, as It is rather expensive to buy alone.
This is a great tutorial in that it shows you the step by step process into mixing a song. Being that I use Reason to mix my music this tutorial really helps as Reason has a virtual SSL. Learned a ton from this!
This is a great video and certainly having hard time to go through it all without stopping and trying things out myself though. I find it very universal even though I don't have a SSL :-) I haven't watched the whole tutorial yet (took a peek at the vocals though) but only some minor changes that could have been nice: 1) with 4 parts to EQ..maybe this could have been showed in just 2 parts 2) I'm really missing someone to show what I call "micromanagement" of vocals that is to say show how you do these small volume changes inside words and how it affects the overall mix Otherwise as with every MacProVideo lessons, I'm enjoying the learning and like I said, having hard time watching them through :-)
This was an outstanding video and even though it uses Pro Tools the principles are applicable to any situation. It goes through the entire process step-by-step and includes tips and very valuable information along the way. Some parts are a bit tedious, but, so is mastering sometimes. Very high quality on the iPad and laptop that I use. Plus, it turned me on to an artist I hadn't heard! Highly recommended.
One of the few video tutorials about mixing and probably the only one which teaches you all the mixing session step by step. I was very annoyed to read books which actually explained everything else rather than how to mix a song.
Great in-depth video, and helped me a lot, because mixing in the console and in a hybrid way is much more severe topic than in the box mixin. It was useful to me because I will have a mixing session on an old MCI analog console, and the hybrid way I'm gonna take. I haven't got any issues with hearing the subtle differences. Great console anyway.. I love the SSL sound!
This is a great tutorial. I love that is was done on an SSL board because it helped me understand so much more about how to use the SSL design on Reason. I only wish that the video was connected directly to the sound source like the Sonic Dimension videos so that I could hear more or the subtle tweaking but still a great tutorial. This one combined with the Sonic Dimension tutorials has helped me greatly.
I loved this video. I don't own a Mac or Pro Tools but I am finding that most of what I learned is universal and I can apply these great tips to my DAW software. Great job! I totally recommend! ~T Dawn