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iZotope Tutorial

Mixing Pop Rock with Neutron

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    Tutorial 1

    Intro

    8:21

    Lets take a listen to the song we will be mixing with Neutron only.

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    Tutorial 2

    The Foundation

    11:39

    First lets start with the basics. We can use Neutron to bring clarity and punch.

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    Tutorial 3

    The Room

    5:56

    Next lets bring in the room mics. Neutrons compressors bring the drums to life.

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    Tutorial 4

    Finishing the Drums

    6:36

    Now we can round out all the other close mics. Lets focus on the toms.

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    Tutorial 5

    Guitars

    9:49

    Lets see how Neutron can enhance clean and crunchy guitars.

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    Tutorial 6

    Synths & Effects

    10:08

    Our song had a couple lead synth lines. Lets make sure they are heard and fit in.

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    Tutorial 7

    Vocals

    15:20

    Now lets spend some time with our stacks and harmonies. The trick here is to keep the lead vocal out front.

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    Tutorial 8

    Master Bus

    7:24

    Now lets work on the stereo mix. We can add glue and loudness with Neutrons compressors and limiter.

Scottie Dugan follows up Neutron Explained with a video tutorial series on mixing a pop rock track exclusively with iZotope Neutron. See how you can now mix your own tracks easily with awesome results!

Scottie begins by playing you the song youll be mixing together, followed by revealing the basic steps to add clarity and punch.

The drums are then gone over, and Scottie uses Neutron to bring them to life as well as tame them. Guitars, Synths and effects are then explored and Neutron is applied to make them fit and sit just right.

Scottie then uses Neutron on the vocals to make them stand out and be the focus of the track. Finally, Scottie moves to the master bus, dialing in Neutron to add the glue that makes the track sound finished and polished.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If youre ready to mix your first track with Neutron, check Mixing Pop Rock with Neutron out and be prepared to rock your mix!

David70srock
Submitted 2 months ago

Future of Mixing?

Scott did a great job on series. This song tutorial along with Neutron Explained really gives you all you need to understand the power of Neutron. I couldn't help but notice that Neutrino was not changing with the instrument tracks. Stayed on Clear...don't know if this was by design or not but thought I would point it out...

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician

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Prado
Submitted 3 months ago

Do we really need such trashy lyrics?

I'm disappointed in Groove3 for hosting a tutorial using a song with such foul lyrics. Not everyone is bicoastal and ready for what Scottie calls, "let's get to the juicy part." It reflects a coarse disdain of others sensibilities and is gratuitous ... lot's of songs could easily have been chosen lacking the 'ef bomb.'

I am a: Semi-Pro

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Francis7
Submitted 4 months ago

Very, very helpful

I really like neutron. My mixes are a little better but being shown exactly what to do is a great help. And Scottie Dugan is a good teacher. (actually all Groove 3 trainers are good teachers - haven't come across a bad one)

I am a: Hobbyist

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MJTO
Submitted 4 months ago

Excellent Neutron Tutorial

This is an excellent and very useful Neutron tutorial. The software has so many features it is essential to have a guide like this to maximize awareness of the depth of this software.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician

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Arib Crisp
Submitted 4 months ago

A great practical demo of Neutron

These video series were amazing! I think neutron could be the only plugin one would really need, to make great records. It is the ultimate channel strip! I liked how Scottie explains everything and showed how fast you can get a mix without relying on effects.

I am a: Producer, Hobbyist

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Greg t
Submitted 4 months ago

Excellent.

Thorough treatment of Neutron. Shows and explains all of the features.

I am a: Semi-Pro

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Peter KS
Submitted 4 months ago

Comprehensive and focussed...

Continually refers to the big picture while providing details of each aspect of the mix and how they interract. Great tutorial.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound Designer

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I grew up taking classical piano lessons, so music has always been a part of my life. It started out as a daily chore and eventually evolved into a passion. Now I am very lucky to call it my profession.

2. What training have you had?

After thirteen years of private piano lessons I decided to pursue a formal degree. Two years in and I realized it wasn't for me. From that point on a began teaching myself and taking various online courses that offered subjects that excited me. I've gotten to learn and sit under individuals who are way better than I am.

3. When did you get into recording?

Ableton Live and the ability to make music with a computer were the two biggest reasons I didn't continue pursue a formal degree. I was in a band, we cut a DIY "garage album" and that started the obsession. The once obscured world of synths, hardware and software was now overwhealming as I transitioned away from a piano only mindset.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I have the great privilege to be working with Ableton as one of their Ableton Certified Trainers. Being a part of that community has been really amazing and life changing. I have yet to work with anyone rich and famous... but I have a feeling one day some of these crazy talented people will be. I get to work with students and artists who are chasing their musical dreams. I like the purity and passion that comes with that.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well, I've always been told that I'm a good teacher but I hated talking to people I didn't know. It took a while to get over those introvert tendencies and fear of public speaking and now I can't get enough. Watching a student get that lightbulb breakthrough or seeing an ignition of passion after the transfer of knowledge creates such a sense of fulfillment for me. I can't not teach.

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Mixing Pop Rock with Neutron is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Future of Mixing? Scott did a great job on series. This song tutorial along with Neutron Explained really gives you all you need to understand the power of Neutron. I couldn't help but notice that Neutrino was not changing with the instrument tracks. Stayed on Clear...don't know if this was by design or not but thought I would point it out...
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 1.0 out of 5 by from Do we really need such trashy lyrics? I'm disappointed in Groove3 for hosting a tutorial using a song with such foul lyrics. Not everyone is bicoastal and ready for what Scottie calls, "let's get to the juicy part." It reflects a coarse disdain of others sensibilities and is gratuitous ... lot's of songs could easily have been chosen lacking the 'ef bomb.'
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very, very helpful I really like neutron. My mixes are a little better but being shown exactly what to do is a great help. And Scottie Dugan is a good teacher. (actually all Groove 3 trainers are good teachers - haven't come across a bad one)
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Neutron Tutorial This is an excellent and very useful Neutron tutorial. The software has so many features it is essential to have a guide like this to maximize awareness of the depth of this software.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A great practical demo of Neutron These video series were amazing! I think neutron could be the only plugin one would really need, to make great records. It is the ultimate channel strip! I liked how Scottie explains everything and showed how fast you can get a mix without relying on effects.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent. Thorough treatment of Neutron. Shows and explains all of the features.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Comprehensive and focussed... Continually refers to the big picture while providing details of each aspect of the mix and how they interract. Great tutorial.
Date published: 2016-11-18