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Mix Review with Bob Horn & Erik Reichers - Episode 1

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    Tutorial 1

    Goldberg Mix Review - Introduction

    13:21

    Studio pros Bob Horn and Erik Reichers welcome you and set the stage for the video series by playing and discussing Bob Goldberg's mix of the song "Pull Me Down".

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    Tutorial 2

    The Drums Pt. 1

    9:09

    Bob and Erik analyze Goldberg's approach to mixing overheads and offer alternative techniques.

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    Tutorial 3

    The Drums Pt. 2

    14:47

    Bob and Erik now go over Goldberg's approach to mixing the rest of the drum kit and offer different techniques and tips to achieve a better sound.

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    Tutorial 4

    The Bass

    11:01

    Bob and Erik get down and dirty with the Bass track, showing you how they would have massaged and processed it, for a great, solid low end.

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    Tutorial 5

    Guitars Pt. 1

    9:11

    Bob and Erik analyze Goldberg's approach to mixing main rhythm guitars and offer alternative techniques to get a great wide, full Guitar sound.

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    Tutorial 6

    Guitars Pt. 2

    11:56

    Bob and Erik now breakdown the sound of Goldberg's additional guitars and offer alternative techniques and methods for improving them.

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    Tutorial 7

    Guitars Pt. 3

    11:12

    The duo now wrap up the guitar processing segment and show how they have created a superior sound for all the collective guitar tracks and parts.

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    Tutorial 8

    Vocals Pt. 1

    12:59

    Bob and Erik analyze Goldberg's approach to mixing lead vocal and offer alternative techniques.

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    Tutorial 9

    Vocals Pt. 2

    8:12

    Bob and Erik analyze Goldberg's approach to mixing background vocals and offer alternative techniques.

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    Tutorial 10

    Master Bus Pt. 1

    12:52

    Moving on to the all-mighty Master Bus, Bob and Erik analyze Goldberg's approach to mixing through his Sub Groups and Master Buss, and offer their spin on doing it.

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    Tutorial 11

    Master Bus Pt. 2

    14:40

    Bob and Erik continue their break down on using and improving Sub Group masters.

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    Tutorial 12

    Master Bus Pt. 3

    11:24

    The Sub and Master Busses are incredibly important and require just the right amount of finesse to dial them in and produce a great sound. Bob and Erik continue to show you how.

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    Tutorial 13

    Master Bus Pt. 4

    11:39

    Bob and Erik break wrap up the series with this last video focusing on the Master Bus and sign off leaving you with a bigger, more powerful sounding mix!

Industry pro engineers, mixers and producers Bob Horn and Erik Reichers are pulling back the curtain, taking a home recordist’s non-pro mix and importing it side by side into their DAW, showing you in-detail how they would approach the mix in real-time, from start to finish. Get priceless tips and see where the improvements can be made and how to make them, creating a true professional, radio ready mix!

Shot in Pro Tools, but applicable to any DAW, Bob and Erik start by playing you the mix of the song “Pull Me Down” by Bob Goldberg, then discuss how they’ll approach the mix and hit the ground running starting with the Drums, crafting a killer drum tone.

After seeing them get the Drums sounding top-notch, they then move onto the Bass, Guitars, and Vocals, covering in-depth all the changes they would make and why, giving you a clear picture of how to best tweak and dial-in the perfect sound for each, all for the benefit of the overall mix.

Last but not least, Bob and Erik reveal the all-important Sub Group Busses and Master Bus, including how to set them up, and how and why to use specific processors and their settings. At the end, the difference is quite clear, and you’ll realize how the total is really the sum of all the small adjustments made along the way.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you want to see how professional mix engineers take a non-pro mix and turn it into something special, checkout “Mix review with Bob Horn & Erik Reichers - Episode 1” today!

VCC
Submitted 1 month ago

Excellent Mix Process

I watched two of these videos and get a sense that these guys have an effective and systematic way to approaching all areas of mixing that should lead to professional results.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One

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norm
Submitted 1 month ago

Great comparison of two mixing techniques

Bob and Erik walk through the decisions they made on each track of a very cool rock song

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Reaper

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BGBeatz1
Submitted 2 months ago

Very Helpful

It was helpful in comparing the the two mixes and showing how to better the mix

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Nicolas Gabsi
Submitted 2 months ago

Nice improvement of the song.

The idea of making comparison on how Bob and Erik thought their way of mixing step by step is just great! I wish I had some courses like that when I was in school.

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dan19460
Submitted 2 months ago

Just awesome!

We need more vids like this. Very well produced. Tons of practical tips. Great pace.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer

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Baeli
Submitted 2 months ago

Very good!

Very entertaining and informative, looking forward to the next one. Thanks guys.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Logic Pro

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miloshima
Submitted 2 months ago

Honesty from Pros

Really loved this - the presentation - the objectivity - the subtle touches and tips that demonstrated the tough process of mixing - with no "I'm a mixing genius" bloviation. Everything here is at a somewhat advanced level - so beginners might want to get to know their plugins a bit better before diving in - but on second thought, this might get you to read the manuals too (something these guys have clearly done). Thank you guys for a great video!

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JTP
Submitted 2 months ago

Unbelievably helpful

I feel like all mixing tutorials should be like this! These guys are great at getting across the kind of things that people struggling with their mixes need to know. For example, just five minutes of Bob talking about master bus compression settings clarified so much in my head. Excellent tutorial format and a wealth of great information in these videos.

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oznerol
Submitted 3 months ago

Well Done!

Good tips and points of view on the approach for a good tight mix. Cheers

I am a: Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer

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jflomusic
Submitted 3 months ago

This was soooo helpful

Bob and Erik explained things well. It was great to hear Bob break down the issues he heard in the mix and the quick A/B comparison was a game changer. I would love to see bob do this with some female R&B vocals!

I am a: Professional, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

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Bob Horn - Bob Horn is a multi-platinum, Grammy award winning Mix Engineer known for working with Artists spanning many genres; R&B, Pop, Hip Hop, Rock, Adult Contemporary, and Jazz, as well as artists from countries around the globe including Korea, Japan, Spain, Indonesia, and China. Some of those artists include: Usher, Timbaland, Michael Jackson, NeYo, Brandy, Ashanti, Dave Koz, Akon, Lupe Fiasco, Chinx, Stalley, Brian Culbertson, Everclear, Faith Evans, Brian McKnight, Trace Adkins, LeAnn Rimes, The Common Kings and many more. Bob attended Berklee College of Music in the mid- to late-'90s before relocating to Nashville in 1998 to begin his career as an recording engineer. Then in 2001 moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a mix engineer. Although Bob's career focus is mixing music, he is an accomplished musician playing drums, guitar, bass and piano, and is also involved in songwriting and production. In 2011 Bob, and a long time friend and colleague designed and built The EchoBar Recording Studios in North Hollywood, CA where he records and mixes for his clients.

Erik Reichers - With a career that spans two decades, Erik Reichers has engineered, mixed, and produced for some of the music industry’s most notable professionals including Jimmy Iovine, Ron Fair, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Bono (of U2), Ryan Tedder, Dave Stewart (of the Eurythmics) Dorothy, Herbie Hancock, The Neighbourhood, Everclear, Rahsaan Patterson, Gladys Knight, Paul Jackson Jr., DJ Quick, DJ Battlecat, Eric Benet, Lupe´ Fiasco and many more. In 2011, with the help of his friend and fellow engineer Bob Horn, Erik designed and built the Echo Bar Recording Studios in North Hollywood, California. With his keen attention to acoustics as well as his aesthetic taste Erik has garnered the attention of several industry professionals. In 2015, Dave Pensado requested that Erik design his current mix room at Fab Factory Studios in North Hollywood. Erik has also been commissioned to design and consult on the construction of a listening room for industry icon LA Reid. Erik has now designed and overseen the construction of 7 recording studios, mix rooms, and mastering houses across the United States. Erik is a consummate student. He enjoys learning new skills and techniques in all things music production and audio engineering related as well as studio design, acoustics, video production and photography.

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    Mix Review with Bob Horn & Erik Reichers - Episode 1

    Industry pro engineers, mixers and producers Bob Horn and Erik Reichers are pulling back the curtain, taking a home recordist’s non-pro mix and importing it side by side into their DAW, showing you in-detail how they would approach the mix in real-time, from start to finish. Get priceless tips and see where the improvements can be made and how to make them, creating a true professional, radio ready mix!

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Mix Review with Bob Horn & Erik Reichers - Episode 1 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Excellent Mix Process I watched two of these videos and get a sense that these guys have an effective and systematic way to approaching all areas of mixing that should lead to professional results.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great comparison of two mixing techniques Bob and Erik walk through the decisions they made on each track of a very cool rock song
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful It was helpful in comparing the the two mixes and showing how to better the mix
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice improvement of the song. The idea of making comparison on how Bob and Erik thought their way of mixing step by step is just great! I wish I had some courses like that when I was in school.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Just awesome! We need more vids like this. Very well produced. Tons of practical tips. Great pace.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very good! Very entertaining and informative, looking forward to the next one. Thanks guys.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Honesty from Pros Really loved this - the presentation - the objectivity - the subtle touches and tips that demonstrated the tough process of mixing - with no "I'm a mixing genius" bloviation. Everything here is at a somewhat advanced level - so beginners might want to get to know their plugins a bit better before diving in - but on second thought, this might get you to read the manuals too (something these guys have clearly done). Thank you guys for a great video!
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Unbelievably helpful I feel like all mixing tutorials should be like this! These guys are great at getting across the kind of things that people struggling with their mixes need to know. For example, just five minutes of Bob talking about master bus compression settings clarified so much in my head. Excellent tutorial format and a wealth of great information in these videos.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Well Done! Good tips and points of view on the approach for a good tight mix. Cheers
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from This was soooo helpful Bob and Erik explained things well. It was great to hear Bob break down the issues he heard in the mix and the quick A/B comparison was a game changer. I would love to see bob do this with some female R&B vocals!
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great for perspective It is so easy to backslide when mixing alone. Thes is a great reference for how bright is too bright, the difference between round and muddy. Things like that. These folks do this every day, and seem to have their ears well calibrated. Can't wait to go home and pull some of my mixes more into the pocket. Also, nice tune Goldberg!
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from One of the best out there! First, these guys are proven professionals with credits a mile long. You get to sit and learn from the best of the best. The information is gold here. Not only are you seeing and hearing the choices made, they stop explain Why! That is the most important question. They go through their thought processes to help you understand the reason each step was implemented. This is rarely heard in tutorial land on the internet. The video is crisp and the audio is pristine. This is one of the most intelligent tutorial I've watched to date. I hope there are more to come. Thanks, Bob, Erik and the Groove3 team.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great insights and thought processes Great insights and thought processes that everyone should know.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very nice and surprising very nice and surprising. one of the most interesting mix through processing I have watched. I related a lot to the mistakes (amateur mix vs pro mix), and could learn a bunch. pretty funny reaction when u listen and notice "oh, I do that every time". pretty awesome value. Also very surprising to see how much limiting and compression went for the song. hope this product (mix review) gets at least two videos per month. lots of people will relate, I think.
Date published: 2017-11-18