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Mixing with FREE Plug-Ins

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    Introduction (3:35)


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    Drums & Percussion (20:51)


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    Bass Guitar (3:36)


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    Piano (5:59)


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    Acoustic Guitar (7:33)


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    Synths & Echo (4:15)


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    Electric Guitars (8:11)


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    The Vocals (11:41)


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    The Final Mix (5:44)


Mixing music with plug-ins has become the norm these days, but is it possible to create a great sounding mix with plug-ins that offered for free? Well, DAW expert Russ Hughes says "YES" and shows you some great plug-ins that are available for free and how to use them on a mix. Russ even includes the audio file stems from the tutorials so you can practice mixing along!

Russ starts of with an introduction video explaining the series and what it will accomplish, as well as playing the song you'll be mixing together. Next, he tackles the drums and percussion, showing you how to get super lows on the kicks and a nice top end using a collection of free EQ plug-ins. Bass guitar and piano are then looked at, and Russ explains how to get them to sit in the mix just right.

Acoustic guitar and synths are focused on and Russ demonstrates how to use a free delay plug-in to enhance the parts. Electric guitars and vocals are next up and Russ introduces amp simulations and reverbs to do the job. Lastly, Russ concentrates on the final mix, revealing how to "glue" the whole thing together.

If you're mixing on a budget, or just want some more insight on mixing in general, this series is a must see! Join Russ and watch how to get the best bang without spending any money on plug-ins... Watch "Mixing with FREE Plug-Ins" today.


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alienProject
Submitted 2 months ago

Another excellent tutorial series

explained in simple easy to understand format with loads of real world tips along the way. We all get G.A.S, but with videos such as this it really does show, you don't have to spend big dollars to get a great mix. thanks again, terry

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

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Vincec28
Submitted 1 year ago

Very Intuitive!

Really good demonstration of using these free plugins. I owned some of them which I've never used before, I will Now!! Thanks!

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cubase

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duke1418
Submitted 2 years ago

Very good tutorials

I enjoyed watching these tutorials. As someone who is quite money conscious, I am always looking for how to get the best value. This series has provided a lot of resources to improve my mix projects, at low cost, as well as providing good mixing advice.

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

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Ronny
Submitted 3 years ago

Makes you think

Interesting insight into mixing esentials and posibilities.

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

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started young. My father was a Jazz piano player who would play Oscar Peterson on the piano, I would go in as a kid and sit and listen to him in wonder. When he left the room I would try and knock out tunes myself. When I was 15 I swapped my bike for a really bad electric guitar which I went home and plugged into my sister's hi-fi, she was not impressed. From there I started having bands in the garage and the rest, as they say, is history.

2. What training have you had?

As a musician, no formal training, I just picked things up by ear. Over the years I've been lucky to work and play with some of the best musicians around, that rubs off on you, playing with great people means you either get better or get a different job! As a trainer I've done a lot of public speaking, presentations and seminars to groups of anything from 10 to 3,000 people. Again, you either get good or get hungry.

3. When did you get into recording?

When I was 17 I bought myself a Tascam 244 Portastudio, that was a 4 track cassette based recording system that cost around $1800! In those days that was a miracle being able to record and mix on separate tracks. Once I got that then I was hooked, in fact I forgotten the stuff I've bought over the years, I just look music and technology and so recording ticks both of my passion boxes!

4. People you have worked with/for?

It's a long list and to name drop would sound like throwing pans down a stone staircase. I've worked with and for, in a technical and programming capacity UB40, T-Pau, Elton John, The Beat, New Order, Jools Holland, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Duran Duran, and Japan to name some of those blasts from the past... I'm old!

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I didn't know I was, perhaps it's the combination of my passion for the music and the gear coupled with a genuine desire to help people to use their gear without any barriers. I read the manual as a last resort (often because they are so badly written) so I guess that other's may feel the same, so I try to find a way of making things as simple as possible, I try not to pretend to be an expert, more a guy who's just figured it out. I also have a terrible sense of humour, which means when I train live there are a lot of laughs.

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    Hybrid Explained

    Updated for version 2.0, Pro Tools Instrument legend Russ Hughes is back with this highly anticipated 'Explained' title. Russ takes you through the Hybrid power synth plug-in from start to finish, exploring every part of the synth and finishing off with some sound creation examples that will get your creative juices flowing.

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    Iris Explained

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    Loom Explained

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Mixing with FREE Plug-Ins is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 4 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Another excellent tutorial series explained in simple easy to understand format with loads of real world tips along the way. We all get G.A.S, but with videos such as this it really does show, you don't have to spend big dollars to get a great mix. thanks again, terry
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Intuitive! Really good demonstration of using these free plugins. I owned some of them which I've never used before, I will Now!! Thanks!
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very good tutorials I enjoyed watching these tutorials. As someone who is quite money conscious, I am always looking for how to get the best value. This series has provided a lot of resources to improve my mix projects, at low cost, as well as providing good mixing advice.
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Makes you think Interesting insight into mixing esentials and posibilities.
Date published: 2016-03-13
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