Greg Townley is one of Hollywood’s top audio mixers. And to get to the top you’ve got know how to paint incredibly detailed and deep sonic pictures. In this tutorial—the 2nd in his Sonic Dimension series—Greg takes you step-by-step and track-by-track through “e l e g y”, a work by composer Yoav Goren, showing you how to create a mix that is truly multi-dimensional.
It’s about listening and knowing what you want to sonically achieve. But it’s also about knowing which audio tool to pull out of your box of plugins and how to apply it. And that’s what makes this tutorial so spectacular. Greg generously opens up his mixing bag of tricks and explains in detail what he’s trying to accomplish. He then shows us how he creates his awesome sonic masterpieces.
So if your mixes are a little flat (or perhaps, a little narrow), lock in to the concepts that expert mixer Greg Townley explains in this tutorial. By applying these concepts into your mixing workflow, you, too, will be able to create a Sonic Dimension: Expanded!
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Hindie wrote on October 2, 2015
A nice second part to the first course on this topic. A general view with some tips and tricks more specific to the task at end. Is was a pleasure to watch. Let's go to part 3 ;)
District Sound Lab wrote on November 29, 2014
Another wonderful course. I just finished part 1 a couple days ago, and part 2 wasn't exactly what i thought it was going to be... However it was still a very good course. Lots of amazing insight, a few cool tricks, and exposure to a few plugins i am going to try out that i have not used before. Good stuff!
Ren wrote on November 17, 2014
This course gave me the insight of a mixing engineer, difficult concept made easy. Definitely a course I will revisit.
Matt VonderHaar wrote on November 12, 2013
The way this man can take a complex idea and just hand it to you on a silver platter is incredible. I can't say enough about each of the Sonic Dimension videos. If you want to know more about creating truly great sound, and understanding the fundamental properties of a mix, this certainly feels like the right place to be.
Carrion Fowl wrote on October 22, 2013
Some good general ideas about organizing/conceptualizing space for a mix, but probably less useful than Greg's 1st course. Leaves you with a feeling that you won't take anything new to your own mix...
C1ph3rd wrote on April 30, 2013
Greg did a great job of explaining how to not just blend sounds together, but how to give them their own space and sound. Covers a wide range of instruments, plug-ins, tips & ideas. Cool track too.
Jacob wrote on May 30, 2012
"Simply a great tutorial" ...If you ever wanted to know how the professionals got so much depth, width, height and dimension in a mix that made you experience the music not just listen to it as if your in the band itself you must watch this video.
Alejandro Lerner wrote on February 6, 2012
i really enjoyed both tutorial. i am an artist, sonwriter producer, and is very helpfull to make better mixes having this iformation, the second Greg is much relax ,i like the way he laugh ,
i will really like a tutorial about reverbs and delays similar as the compressor one
thanks a lot for this material , is really good for any level of musicians and producers
Rob wrote on February 2, 2012
This is the best mixing tutorial I have ever seen on any level. It is a treasure chest of knowledge. Mr. Townley is a master mixing engineer. The attention to detail is superb! This tutorial moves at a pretty fast pace, but this is non-linear education so you can go back and review anything at any time. This is a tutorial that all recording artists will value long into the future. Buy It!
Manuel Colom wrote on February 2, 2012
Not as good as the first opus. We go through each tracks and busses of a mix by Greg, learn one tip or two, but this new tutorial is not focused on "sonic dimension". Since some tricks like using unbalanced sample delay to create psycho-acoustic location were not covered by previous tutorial, I though this one would have provide new ones and gone deeper while staying focused on the subject.
Totally wrong title in my opinion, I would have chose "Mixing complex tune" or something like that instead.