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Mixing a Modern Jazz Track
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Mixing a Modern Jazz Track

with Dave Darlington

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Hi I'm Dave Darlington. In this course I'm going to take you through my entire mixing process starting Before we listen to the music itself, I'll Next, I'll show you how to drive the bottom end with This track has melee guitars, as well as rhythm and even power chords.

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Mixing a Modern Jazz Track
1h 19m Intermediate Jun 12, 2014

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What makes a great modern jazz track? An award-winning producer like Dave Darlington helps. Here he demonstrates the mixing techniques he uses in his own studio to transform raw audio tracks into a polished master. In just seven movies, Dave shows you how to focus on instruments (like guitar, keyboards, and sax) instead of vocals in a jazz session; develop a clear drum sound; use bass to drive the bottom end; and master the final track, creating multiple versions for the artists, management, and the label in a single step.

This course features the song "Footprints" by Andy Galore. Find out more about Andy's music at andygalore.com.

Subjects:
Audio + Music Mixing Music Production Audio Plug-Ins Audio Effects
Software:
Pro Tools Waves
Author:
Dave Darlington

Welcome

Hi I'm Dave Darlington. Welcome to Mixing a Modern Jazz Track. In this course I'm going to take you through my entire mixing process starting with raw stand alone audio tracks, all the way through a final mastered mix. Before we listen to the music itself, I'll give you some tips for organizing your sessions. An integral part of creating a successful professional mix. Then I'll start by focusing on the drums since this track has no vocals. Next, I'll show you how to drive the bottom end with a killer bass sound, and then I'll bring in the guitar.

This track has melee guitars, as well as rhythm and even power chords. Next I'll layer in the keyboards and other harmonic textures. And then I'll lay in the lead sax, going back to double check the melody guitar and bass solo against the full track. Finally, I show you how to master a jazz track, and easily create mastered and un-mastered version for the artist. Management, and label, in a single step. Plus a great trick for how I make quick revisions to any mix. I'll be working with the song Footprints by Andy Galore, and a big thanks goes out to Andy and the other musicians for sharing their creativity with us.

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