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Tracking & Mixing Master Series I

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    1:52

    Tony welcomes you to the series and explains what to expect in the following videos.

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    Tutorial 2

    The Journey of Sound

    3:19

    Tony discusses the fundamentals of sound; including the three transformation processes the sound goes through when traveling into your computer and out again.

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    Tutorial 3

    Setting Up to Record Drums

    14:02

    Watch as Tony mics all the drums from the ground up and and discusses the pros and cons of the individual mic types and placement.

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    Tutorial 4

    Tracking the Trio

    2:22

    Now it's time to set up for recording the guitars and bass. Tony shows the best placement for mics on the amps as well as recording directly use a DI.

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    Tutorial 5

    Recording Vocals

    0:55

    Now that the tracking of the band is done it is time to cut some vocals. Tony shows you the gear and signal path to record the lead vocal for the track.

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    Tutorial 6

    Keyboards & MIDI

    4:20

    Tony discusses how he sets up outboard MIDI keyboards and records them into the DAW. Tips and tricks are also offered on backing up performances as well as synchronization.

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    Tutorial 7

    3 Dimensions of a Mix

    1:01

    Tony discusses the 3 different perceived dimensions that make up a mix.

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    Tutorial 8

    Deconstructing the Mix

    3:11

    Tony begins with his foundations of starting a mix. Common master bus plug-ins and settings are discussed and why they're used.

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    Tutorial 9

    Kick

    2:27

    Tony solos the Kick tracks and works on them revealing routing, EQ, compression and more.

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    Tutorial 10

    Snare

    7:41

    Tony solos the Snare tracks and works on them revealing EQ, compression, reverb settings and more.

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    Tutorial 11

    Hats

    2:11

    Tony discusses his preference for using the drummer perspective when panning before demonstrating his eq plug-in settings.

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    Tutorial 12

    Toms

    2:11

    Tony shows the process he used to trim the tom mic tracks audio clips to ensure they fit in correctly in the stereo spectrum.

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    Tutorial 13

    Overheads

    1:05

    Tony adds a little top end sizzle to the overhead tracks using eq.

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    Tutorial 14

    Drum Bus

    2:17

    Tony discusses his drum bus setup and why he prefers to work that way and its benefits. Tony also shows what plug-ins he has on the drum bus.

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    Tutorial 15

    Room Mics

    3:02

    Tony introduces some room mics into the mix and adds compression to them.

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    Tutorial 16

    Bass

    3:57

    In this video Tony moves on to the bass. Tony experiments with some compressors on the bass looking for the sound he wants.

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    Tutorial 17

    Mixing Guitar

    10:44

    Tony moves on to getting the guitars fitting nicely in the mix through more processing.

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    Tutorial 18

    Acoustic Guitar

    2:47

    Tony brings the acoustic guitar in on the chorus and and uses EQ.

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    Tutorial 19

    Lead Vocal

    5:44

    Now it's time to work on mixing in the lead vocal! Tony adds eq, reverb, delay, harmonizer and some compression to the vocal track.

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    Tutorial 20

    Vocal Automation

    2:42

    Time to automate some of the parameters on the eq plug-in on the vocal track. Tony shows the benefits of automating individual frequencies.

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    Tutorial 21

    Mix Automation

    3:44

    Tony discusses using automation on sends to accentuate certain words and beats. And uses an eq as an example.

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    Tutorial 22

    More Vocal Automation

    5:52

    Tony continues painting in automation on the the vocal track plug-ins.

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    Tutorial 23

    Background Vocals

    5:31

    Now it's time to mix the background vocals and fit them into the song. Tony moves around the audio clips to make them fit.

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    Tutorial 24

    2 Track Master

    2:23

    Tony records the mix to disc and prepares it for mastering.

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    Tutorial 25

    Using Templates & More

    2:03

    Tony discusses the benefits of setting your 'work station' up consistently the same as well as the benefits of using your DAW's templates.

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    Tutorial 26

    Artist Feedback

    2:19

    Tony shows how using the Source Live plug-in allows you to broadcast the mix with the artist when they are in another location through streaming!

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    Tutorial 27

    Mastering Notes

    1:09

    Tony explains the process of sending the mix out to a mastering engineer and what the engineer does.

Producer of the stars Tony Shepperd has worked with Whitney Houston, Madonna, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Kenny Loggins, Boyz II Men and many, many more. In his first series, Tony reveals his personal theories and practices for recording a rock band and mixing the track... Get on board!.

Tony Shepperd starts your time together with an introduction, followed by "The Journey of Sound", where Tony discusses the important fundamentals of sound. Next, setting up to record drums and tracking the trio is shown. How to record vocals is then demonstrated, as well as setting up keyboards and MIDI. The "3 Dimensions of a Mix" are discussed, and Tony then begins to deconstruct the mix he created of the rock band.

Tony breaks down the mix starting with the kick drum, snare, hats, toms, overheads, drum bus and room mic. Then the bass and guitars are scrutinized, followed by the vocals and applying different automation ideas to the tracks. Tony finishes up the series showing how preparing the 2 track master, use session templates for speed and enhanced management, stream the mix for artist approval and making mastering notes!

This series is perfect for those just getting into recording and producing and offers solid advice and techniques. It's also perfect for getting another opinion on the basics to complement your existing recording and production knowledge. Spend some time with Tony and watch "Tracking & Mixing Master Series I" today, you'll be glad you did!

Gudzilla
Submitted 11 months ago

very helpful

Very good series.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician

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Cool Breeze 711
Submitted 1 year ago

Clarity

This video is so understandable it's crazy. It is so easily followed .

I am a: Musician

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TOMMYTOMATOE
Submitted 2 years ago

Great detailed features

I came across this the other day and was blown away how Tony could make something somewhat complex and cut it up for all levels to learn from. An xcellent teacher and engineer!

I am a: Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I knew when I was 13 years old that I wanted to be a recording engineer. It's always intrigued me how various sounds were recorded and mixed.

2. What training have you had?

I have no formal training. I came up in the business at a time when there were no engineering schools. So I've learned everything from the ground up on my own.

3. When did you get into recording?

One of my first jobs when I was 15 was for the audio visual department at Andrews University. I started recording live music for the campus at many events.

4. People you have worked with/for?

Whitney Houston, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Kenny Loggins, Boyz II Men and many more. My full credits are here: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/tony-shepperd

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Because I didn't have the opportunity to learn under someone else, I've always tried to make my process of recording and mixing as simple and easy to understand as possible. Watching someone do this is much easier than just reading a book or hearing a lecture on it.

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    Producer of the stars Tony Shepperd has worked with Whitney Houston, Madonna, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Kenny Loggins, Boyz II Men and many, many more. In his first series, Tony reveals his personal theories and practices for recording a rock band and mixing the track... Get on board!

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Tracking & Mixing Master Series I is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful Very good series.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clarity This video is so understandable it's crazy. It is so easily followed .
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great detailed features I came across this the other day and was blown away how Tony could make something somewhat complex and cut it up for all levels to learn from. An xcellent teacher and engineer!
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