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Into The Lair - Dave On General Mixing

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Length: 2hr 44min 46sec
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    Tutorial 1

    Dissecting a Mix Pt. 1

    9:20

    Mixing engineer Dave Pensado goes over key points in dissecting a mix in part 1 of his two part series in the 64th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 2

    Dissecting a Mix Pt. 2

    10:47

    Dave goes over key points in dissecting a mix in part 2 of his two part series in the 65th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 3

    How to Use Reference Mixes

    8:46

    In this video, Dave goes over some reference mixes he uses and why he uses them in the 71st episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place

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    Tutorial 4

    Top 10 Mix Mistakes Pt. 1

    7:30

    Dave goes over 5 of the 10 top mixing mistakes he sees when judging mix competitions in the 54th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 5

    Top 10 Mix Mistakes Pt. 2

    9:59

    In this video, Mixing engineer Dave Pensado goes over 5 of the 10 top mixing mistakes he sees when judging mix competitions in part 2 of the 54th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 6

    Keyboard Shortcuts You Need to Know

    5:14

    Simple yet effective keyboard shortcuts are the secret time saver for all great engineers! Learn how to add these shortcuts to your repertoire and save time while working in the 78th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 7

    All About Audio Compression Ratios

    10:19

    Dave goes over everything you ever wanted to know about compression ratios (3:1, 4:1, 20:1, etc.) and when and why to use specific ones in your mixes in the 81st episode of Into The Lair.

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    Tutorial 8

    Working with Low Frequencies

    11:17

    In this video, Dave discusses dealing with Low-End in a mix, and provides some detailed examples of his mixing process in the 59th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 9

    Mastering Techniques for Better Dynamics

    6:02

    Dave shows you some simple tricks to use while mastering your music to preserve dynamics and give your tracks a better feel in the 105th episode of Into The Lair from Pensado's Place.

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    Tutorial 10

    How to Mix a Song Based on Its Style

    10:02

    In this video, Dave shows how to get the best mix possible based on the style of the track you are mixing in the 68th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 11

    Ear Training Part 1

    15:54

    Dave walks you through part 1/2 of some exercises that can help you better identify certain frequencies in the spectrum in the 57th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 12

    Ear Training Part 2

    18:24

    Dave walks you through part 2/2 of some exercises that can help you better identify certain frequencies in the spectrum in the 58th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 13

    The Top 5 Things To Do Every Mix

    6:47

    In this video, Dave goes over the top 5 things he does before and during every mix that he does in the 69th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 14

    A New Way to Use Reference Mixes

    6:23

    Dave shows you a new way of using reference mixes inside of your DAW session in the 93rd episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 15

    How to Get WIDE Stereo Tracks

    3:37

    In this video, Dave shows you some simple techniques to achieve WIDE stereo tracks in the 117th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 16

    Enhancing Elements of a Mix

    9:58

    Dave walks you through how he enhanced various elements of the mix for a Mahogany Raye song in the 48th episode of Into The Lair.

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    Tutorial 17

    Mix Tips from a Mastering Engineer, Part 1

    5:50

    Mixing engineer Dave Pensado and Gene Grimaldi, chief engineer at Oasis Mastering, offer tips on how to make your mix as ready as possible for mastering in the first part of the 108th episode of Into The Lair from Pensados Place.

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    Tutorial 18

    Mix Tips from a Mastering Engineer, Part 2

    8:37

    Mixing engineer Dave Pensado and Gene Grimaldi, chief engineer at Oasis Mastering, offer tips on how to make your mix as ready as possible for mastering in the second part of the 108th episode of Into The Lair from Pensado's Place.

Curated from the free Into The Lair (ITL) video tutorial series, Grammy Awardwinning mix engineer Dave Pensado shows you awesome tips and tricks on the art of mixing. With so many specifics to mixing, its sometimes better to take a broad-stroke approach to mixing as a whole. In these general-mixing-focused ITL episodes, Dave goes through the essentials to get your mixes starting on the right foot.

Dave starts with the top ten mistakes someone makes on a mix and how to avoid making them, training your ear to hear certain frequencies, mixing a song based on its style, how to properly use reference mixes and dissecting a mix and learning from the original sonic choices.

Dave then covers compression ratios and characteristics, taming low frequencies and getting them sounding balanced in your mix, and applying master techniques for better dynamics. Mixing is truly an art form and Dave is a master.

Moving on, Dave covers mixing a song based on style and sonic decisions, training your ears to identify frequencies for EQing, and identifying the top five things to do for every mix. Wrapping it up, Dave reveals how to get your stereo tracks sounding wide, enhancing elements of a mix, and adjusting you mixes to be better suited for the mastering process.

These Into The Lair episodes will make sure you know where youre going as you start to pull up the faders on your mix!

duke1418
Submitted 7 months ago

Dave provides a different perspective to mixing

Most of the tutorials I've seen about mixing have been 'how-to's, but few have provided a philosophy. This series does provide a different way to look at mixing. I think it's great. And Dave's easy going style makes it a pleasure to watch and learn.

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

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Yong
Submitted 1 year ago

Charming and informative

I like the Into The Lair series. It feels different to most other courses on Goorve3. Dave's teaching manner is both relaxing and enjoyable.


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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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!

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!

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!

Into The Lair - Dave On General Mixing is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Dave provides a different perspective to mixing Most of the tutorials I've seen about mixing have been 'how-to's, but few have provided a philosophy. This series does provide a different way to look at mixing. I think it's great. And Dave's easy going style makes it a pleasure to watch and learn.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Charming and informative I like the Into The Lair series. It feels different to most other courses on Goorve3. Dave's teaching manner is both relaxing and enjoyable.
Date published: 2016-02-20