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Into The Lair - Dave On Effects

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    Tutorial 1

    How to Use Aux Sends While Mixing

    12:38

    Mixing engineer Dave Pensado shows you his favorite methods of using Aux Sends while mixing in the 41st episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 2

    Abbey Road Reverb Technique

    12:23

    In this video, Dave shows a simple technique (sometimes known as the Abbey Road Studios reverb technique) in the 128th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 3

    Slap Delays Tips and Tricks

    7:57

    Dave shows you everything you wanted to know about slap delays and some tips and tricks for getting new effects with them in the 92nd episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 4

    Various Types of Reverbs

    11:30

    In this video, Dave discusses how he uses various different types of reverb effects in various applications in the 44th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 5

    How to Make Your Mixes LOUD!

    7:23

    Dave Pensado walks you through how to make your mixes loud without sacrificing dynamics or balance in your mix in the 46th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 6

    Stereo Hi-Pass/Lo-Pass Filter Technique

    6:16

    In this video, Dave shows one of his favorite stereo filtering effects using hi-pass and low-pass filters on the 75th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 7

    Creating LOUD tracks with EQ and Compression

    8:15

    Dave shows you how to use EQ and Compression on individual tracks to prepare them to be loud before sending them to the master buss in the 47th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 8

    Mixing Multiple Vocal Delays

    5:11

    In this video, Dave shows you how using multiple delays on a vocal and adjusting by ear can give your delays a better feel in the mix than simply timing them with the bpm of the track in the 104th episode of Into The Lair.

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    Tutorial 9

    Mid-Side EQ Technique

    12:55

    Dave reveals how he uses M-S, or Mid-Side EQing techniques on the instrumental section of a mix in the 34th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 10

    Vocal Delay Effect Tricks and Tips

    5:15

    Dave Pensado teaches you some new tricks to try to get great vintage analog delay effects for your tracks in the 73rd episode of Into The Lair from Pensado's Place.

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    Tutorial 11

    How To Create Reverb Effects from Delays

    4:21

    Mixing engineer Dave Pensado shows you a cool trick to create interesting reverb effects with the help of some delay plug-ins and creative panning in the 74th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 12

    Instrument Levels in a Mix

    15:21

    Dave explains how he treats the relative level of instruments in a mix to bring out certain emotions or styles for the listener in the 38th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 13

    Creating Vocal Delays Without Plug-Ins or Hardware

    6:25

    In this video, Dave shows you how to create delay effects without the use of plug-ins or hardware delay units in the 61st episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 14

    Get Great Vocal Reverbs Using 3 Mono Sources

    5:03

    Dave shares how to get great sounding vocal reverbs using this unique technique of using 3 separate mono sources in the 84th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 15

    Digital Clipping Is Your Friend!

    3:10

    In this video, Dave shows you how digital clipping can sometimes help tracks cut through the mix in the 87th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 16

    Audio Mix Trick Using a Signal Generator

    4:15

    Mixing engineer Dave Pensado shows some creative mixing tricks using a signal generator inside of Pro Tools in the 67th episode of Into The Lair.

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    Tutorial 17

    Creating Interesting Vocal Effects

    9:34

    Dave shows creative ways of creating cool vocal effects in the 40th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 18

    Creative Vocal Delays and Effects

    4:07

    In this video, Dave shows you a creative way to get great-sounding vocal delays and effects in your mixes in the 98th episode of Into The Lair from Pensado's Place.

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    Tutorial 19

    Working with Multiple Instrument Tracks

    9:53

    Mixing engineer Dave Pensado shows you how he makes multiple instrument (in this example, distorted guitar) tracks fit together in a mix in the 43rd episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

Curated from the free Into The Lair (ITL) video tutorial series, Grammy Awardwinning mix engineer Dave Pensado shows you how to creatively use effects like Reverb, Signal Generators, Delays, EQ, and Compression to turn plain boring tracks into something special!

The right effects within a song can make or break keeping a listener interested. Dave covers creating reverb effects out of delays, using digital clipping in your mix, creating vocal delays without plug-ins or hardware, and choosing the right reverb for your mix. These effect-focused

Dave then goes over using aux sends for your effects while mixing, using reverb techniques from Abbey Roads studios, properly incorporating slap delays in your mix, how reverb affects mood and creating effects with high-pass and low-pass filters.

Dave also reveals how to make your mixes louder through EQ, compression, and other techniques, mixing multiple vocal delays on a single vocal, triggering effects on your drum tracks using samples, mixing massive kick drums, incorporating mid-side EQ to create room in your mixes and achieving the vintage vocal delay effect.

Watch and use these techniques today and see how your tracks and productions sound more polished and professional!

duke1418
Submitted 6 months ago

Another great set of vidoes by Dave Pensado

I really enjoy Dave's videos. He continually demonstrates out of the box thinking, to encourage mix engineers to be creative. I'm still in the early learning phase, and it will be a little while before I try many of his ideas. But, the thought seed are there, waiting to grow.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Musician

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Dave Pensado is one of the recording industry’s preeminent mix engineers. With multiple Grammy nominations and wins under his belt, Dave has had an astounding career. Christina Aguilera, Pink, Shakira, Beyoncé, Flo Rida, Afrojack, Frank Ocean, and more are a fraction of the superstars who keep Dave on speed dial. From pop to hip hop, country to Latin, and R&B to alternative, Dave’s special niche is making radio-friendly records while enhancing artistic intent.

In 2010, Dave and his manager started a web series entitled Pensado's Place. The show is wildly popular, is seen in over 150 countries by 600,000 people a month, and is used as curriculum in over 100 colleges around the globe. Every week audio artisans who work with superstars like Coldplay, Kanye West, Rascal Flatts, and more join Dave to discuss all things audio. The show has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Boston Globe, and Last Call with Carson Daly among others.

With all the success, what is Dave’s favorite part of his career? "Nothing is better than being able to teach," says Pensado. "The ability to share and watch it positively impact a life is incredibly powerful." It’s that ethos that makes Dave so revered by his peers and makes him a legend to his fans.

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    Into The Lair - Dave On Drums

    Curated from the free Into The Lair (ITL) video tutorial series, Grammy Award-winning mix engineer Dave Pensado drills down on teaching you how to get your drums sounding just right!

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    Into The Lair - Dave On Effects

    Curated from the free “Into The Lair” video tutorial series, Grammy winning mix engineer Dave Pensado shows you how to creatively use effects like Reverb, Signal Generators, Delays, EQ, and Compression to turn plain boring tracks into something special!

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    Into The Lair - Dave On General Mixing

    Curated from the free “Into The Lair” video tutorial series, Grammy winning mix engineer Dave Pensado shows you awesome tips and tricks on the art of mixing. Learn how to use Reference Mixes, Dissect a Mix and Make Tracks Wider Sounding. Dave also reveals the Top 10 Mixing Mistakes, Ear Training, Keyboard Shortcuts, Mastering Techniques and more!

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    Into The Lair - Dave on Guitars

    Curated from the free “Into The Lair” video tutorial series, Grammy winning mix engineer Dave Pensado shows you his awesome secrets and techniques when working on Guitars that will make them big and wide in your mixes!

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    Into The Lair - Dave On Keyboards

    Curated from the free Into The Lair (ITL) video tutorial series, Grammy Award-winning mix engineer Dave Pensado shows you how to make your synth bass tracks, synth pads, and Fender Rhodes tracks sound huge and fit perfectly into your mixes!

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Into The Lair - Dave On Effects is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Another great set of vidoes by Dave Pensado I really enjoy Dave's videos. He continually demonstrates out of the box thinking, to encourage mix engineers to be creative. I'm still in the early learning phase, and it will be a little while before I try many of his ideas. But, the thought seed are there, waiting to grow.
Date published: 2016-09-21