Inside The Mix

Learn DAW & Analog Mixing Technique with Multi Grammy-winning Mixer Phil Tan. During the video Phil does a full mix on a hybrid setup using Pro Tools, an SSL 4000G+ console, plug-ins, outboard/hardware processing + tape and digital pre-master options. He then re-mixes another version all “in the box” – making for a great dual case study. You also get the Pro Tools sessions for both versions to run on your system. As well, there are supplemental videos of Phil doing additional mixes – making the entire program a high value mixing course.

Inside the Mix ® with Multi-Grammy winning Mixer Phil Tan

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Inside the Mix:

Inside The Mix – Hybrid Mix: Phil Tan mixes a pop ballad on a hybrid setup.
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Inside The Mix – Hybrid Mix Pro Tools Sessions – Includes unmixed & mixed session downloads from Hybrid Mix video course. Run the session Phil mixed himself on your system!

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Inside the Box:

Inside The Box: Phil Tan mixes a pop ballad all “in the box”
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Inside The Box – Pro Tools Sessions – Includes unmixed & mixed session downloads from Inside The Box video course – Run the session Phil mixed himself on your system!

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Phil Tan on Summing Mixers – Phil performs various summing methods.
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Phil Tan “track by track” mix review – Genre: RAP- Artist: Wiz Khalifa.
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Phil Tan “track by track” mix review – Genre: R&B- Artist: Anthony Hamilton.
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About Phil Tan: Atlanta, GA based music/audio engineer Phil Tan is a 3-time GRAMMY Award recipient, as mixer for Mariah Carey’s “The Emancipation of Mimi” (Best Contemporary R&B Album, 2005), Ludacris’ “Release Therapy” (Best Rap Album, 2006) and Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In the World) (Best Dance Recording, 2010). Among the artists on Phil’s list of credits: Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Wiz Khalifa, Usher, Ne-Yo, Leona Lewis, Monica, Snoop Dogg, Janet Jackson, Corinne Bailey Rae, Enrique Iglesias, Gwen Stefani, Anthony Hamilton, Taio Cruz, Ciara, Outkast, Jay-Z, Lionel Richie, Nelly, Alicia Keys, Jermaine Dupri, The Neptunes, TLC, Aretha Franklin and Toni Braxton. Sales of albums and singles sold in the US with Phil listed in the credits as mixer, engineer, remixer or producer total over 250 million.

Video Chapters in Detail

Hybrid Mix with Grammy-winning Mixer Phil Tan

PART ONE

1: First Look

2: Monitors

3: The Room

4: SSL 4064 G Input / Output Module Overview

4a: The Routing Matrix

4b: Channel Input Section

4c: Dynamics Section

4d: Compression Applications

4e: Equalizer Section

4f: Cue And Auxiliary Sends

4g: Small & Large Fader Sections

4h: Typical functions in Mix Mode

5: Signal Path

5a: Hybrid Mix Setup

5b: Pro Tools I/O Setup

6: Session Orientation

7: Stages of the Hybrid Setup

7a: Outboard Gear

7b: Digital / Analog / Function / Sound

8: The Song

8a: Band, Production Team, State of the Session

8b: Mixing Goals

8c: Audition Unmixed

PART TWO

9: Drums

9a: Pro Tools / SSL: Signal to Noise

9b: SSL: Sub Kick, Kick & Snare – Levels

9c: SSL: Snare Top snd Bottom – Filters / EQ

9d: SSL: Snare – Lexicon 480L Reverb: Brick Wall

9e: SSL: Kick – Dynamics: Compressor

9f: SSL: Sub Kick – Dynamics: Compressor Gate

9g: SSL: Hi-Hat – Level

9h: SSL: Overhead Mics – Dynamics: Compressor

9i: SSL: Room Mics – Dynamics: Compressor

9j: SSL: Toms – Level Dynamics: Gate / Balance Kit

9k: Drums Summary

10: Bass

10a: Anchor Elements

10b: SSL: Bass – Level Dynamics: Compressor

11: Piano

11a: SSL: Piano – EQ

11b: SSL: Piano Dynamics: Compressor

12: Lead Vocals

12a: Pro Tools: Plug-In – Waves Renaissance Compressor

12b: Outboard: Lexicon 480L – Medium and Stage Reverb

12c: Outboard: Summit Audio TLA 100A

13: Harmony Vocals

13a: Balance with Lead Vocal Add Outboard

13b: Pro Tools: Plug-In – Waves Renaissance Compressor

14: Guitars

14a: Audition

14b: Lead Guitar Treatments

14c: SSL: Steel Guitar – Filter / EQ

14d: SSL: Crunch Guitar- Level

14e: SSL: Baritone Guitar – Level Dynamics

14f: SSL: Slide Guitar – Level

14g: Ambient Guitar Treatments

15: Background Vocals

15a: Set Initial Balances

15b: Outboard: Eventide H3500 – Voice Doubler

15c: Outboard: Yamaha SPX 1000 – Hall Reverb

15d: SSL: Dynamics

15e: Outboard: Lexicon 480L – Medium and Stage Reverb

15f: SSL: Filter and EQ

PART THREE

16: Signal Path II

16a: Send Pro Tools auxilary track outputs to Outboard Effects

16b: VCA Control Groups

17: Outboard

17a: Balance using Control Groups and Track Faders

17b: Background Vocals: Yamaha SPX 990 – Symphonic

17c: Lead Vocals: Yamaha SPX 1000 – Hall Reverb

18: Drums: Parallel Compression

19: Mixing

20: Vocals II

20a: Lead Vocal Treatments

20b: Harmony Vocal Treatments

20c: Pro Tools: DSP I

20d: Pro Tools: DSP II

20e: Pro Tools: Plug-In & Volume Automation

20f Review Vocal Treatments

21: Mixing II

22: Automation

23: Lead Guitar

24: Vocals III

25: Pre-Master Plug-Ins

26: Mixing III

27: Lead Guitar II

28: Automation II

29: Balance

PART FOUR

30: Reference Options

30a: Audition Against Original Mix

30b: Monitor Switching

30c: Using the Reference Tools

31: Pass One (Test Pass)

32: Pass Two (Full Pass)

33: Review Tape Pass

34: Pre-Master Plugs (Post Tape)

34a: Review Pre-Master Plug-Ins

34b: A/B Audition Of PSP Vintage Warmer on Post Tape Print

35: Pass Three (Print Pre-Master Plugs)

35a: Pro Tools: Prepare to Bounce Tape Print Track

35b: Using Full Program Volume Automation on the Hooks

36: Export

37: Round Two Tweaks

38: Automation III

38a: Pro Tools: Drums – Volume Automation

38b: Pro Tools: Using Volume Automation & Volume Trim Automation

38c: Pro Tools: Low Rez Delay – Note Duration Automation

39: Mixing IV

39a: Final Adjustments I

39b: Final Adjustments II

40: SSL Master Bus Compressor Explained

41: Pass Four

42: Mastering

43: Conclusion

Phil Tan “track by track” mix review – Wiz Khalifa

BLACK AND YELLOW MIX

1: Drums

2: Drums II – Auxiliary FX

3: Bass

4: Low Synth

5: Main Synth

6: Pads

7: Music

8: Lead Vocal

9: Lead Vox II – Slap & Delay Sends

10: Lead Vocal Double

11: Vocal Echos

12: Lead Vocal Auxiliary FX

13: Background Vocals

14: Background Vocal Filters

15: Hooks Sub-One Aux FX

16: Hooks Sub-Two Aux FX

17: Background Vocals Full Hook Aux

18: Final Background Vox Aux Sends

19: All Vocals – Final Auxilirary Effects Processing

20: Pre-Master Plug-Ins

21: Pre-Master A/B Comparison

22: Finished Mix

Phil Tan “track by track” mix review – Anthony Hamilton

THE POINT OF IT ALL MIX

1: Drums

2: Music

3: Lead Vocals

4: Lead Vocals – Bridge Delay

5: Vamp Echo

6: Background Vocals

7: Background Vocal FX

8: Automation

9: Finished Mix

Video Add-On / Phil Tan on Summing Mixers

SUMMING MIXERS

Summing Mixers

Inside The Box Mix with Grammy-winning Mixer Phil Tan

PART ONE

1: Drums

2: Bass

3: Piano

4: Guitars – Steel

5: Guitars – Crunch

6: Guitars – Baritone

7: Guitars – Slide

8: Guitars – Vibro

9: Guitars – Ambient

PART TWO

10: Lead Guitar

11: Lead Vocal

12: Harmony Vocal

13: Background Vocals

14: Pre Master Options

15: Effects Review

16: Automation Review

17: What Makes A Good Mix

18: Compare Mix Versions

Audio Content in Detail

HYBRID MIX-UNMIXED.ptf and
HYBRID MIX-Finished.ptf

Includes finished session with all tracks + all automation + all plug-in presets. This is the actual session Phil Tan mixes on camera in Hybrid Mix.

Along with the fully mixed song you will find printed A/B stems that represent the various stages of the tracks, channels, equipment and final mix options.

Includes the full mix plus the following bounced tracks:

Full Mix Progressions:

These tracks let you experience different stages of the mix from unmixed to the finished record.

TRACK NAME: FLASHLIGHT-UNMIXED (Stereo)
COMMENTS: UNMIXED

TRACK NAME: FLASHLIGHT-B4 SSL COMP (Stereo)
COMMENTS: WITHOUT SSL QUAD COMPRESSOR

TRACK NAME: FLASHLIGHT-MIN MAKEUP GAIN (Stereo)
COMMENTS: MINIMAL SSL QUAD COMPRESSOR MAKE UP GAIN

TRACK NAME: FLASHLIGHT-w/SSL COMP (Stereo)
COMMENTS: w/SSL QUAD COMPRESSOR

TRACK NAME: FLASHLIGHT-1/2″ ANALOG TAPE (Stereo)
COMMENTS: 1/2″ ANALOG TAPE

TRACK NAME: FLASHLIGHT-1/2″ w/ADDL PLUG-INS (Stereo)
COMMENTS: 1/2″ ANALOG TAPE + ADDITIONAL PLUGINS & AUTOMATION

TRACK NAME: FLASHLIGHT-FULL MIX (Stereo)
COMMENTS: FULL MIX

Stems:

Stems let you hear the full and final sound of the SSL console, all the gear, all the plug-ins and all the automation, per-instrument group – minus the SSL Quad Compressor.

TRACK NAME: DRUMS STEM (Stereo)
COMMENTS: NO SSL QUAD COMPRESSOR

TRACK NAME: BASS STEM (Stereo)
COMMENTS: NO SSL QUAD COMPRESSOR

TRACK NAME: PIANO STEM (Stereo)
COMMENTS: NO SSL QUAD COMPRESSOR

TRACK NAME: GTR STEM (Stereo)
COMMENTS: NO SSL QUAD COMPRESSOR

TRACK NAME: LEAD & HARM STEM (Stereo)
COMMENTS: NO SSL QUAD COMPRESSOR

TRACK NAME: BG STEM (Stereo)
COMMENTS: NO SSL QUAD COMPRESSOR

Isolated Treatments:

With these bounces, we reveal different stages of processing / treatments – showing them individually. For example, you could turn on “LEAD VOX w/SUMMIT COMP (Stereo) – ADD SUMMIT COMPRESSOR” and you would be hearing just the sound of that processor (in context of Hybrid Setup) – as if you were in right there in the room with all the same gear. So you have the ability to experiment turning on and off combinations of these bounces to hear the isolated effect and the accumulative effects.

LEAD VOX TREATMENTS:

TRACK NAME: LEAD VOX PLAIN (Stereo)
COMMENTS: NO FX, NO AUTOMATION

TRACK NAME: LEAD VOCAL THRU SSL (Stereo)
COMMENTS: w/VOLUME AUTOMATION

TRACK NAME: LEAD VOX RCOMP (Stereo)
COMMENTS: ADD RenCOMP

TRACK NAME: LEAD VOX w/SSL CH COMP (Stereo)
COMMENTS: ADD SSL CHANNEL COMPRESSOR

TRACK NAME: LEAD VOX w/SSL EQ (Stereo)
COMMENTS: ADD SSL EQ

TRACK NAME: LEAD VOX w/SUMMIT COMP (Stereo)
COMMENTS: ADD SUMMIT COMPRESSOR

TRACK NAME: LEAD VOX w/REVERB (Stereo)
COMMENTS: ADD 480L ‘MEDIUM + STAGE’ & SPX 1000 ‘REV 1 HALL’

TRACK NAME: FULL LEAD VOCAL (Stereo)
COMMENTS: ADD DELAY & SLAP ECHO

BG VOX TREATMENTS:

TRACK NAME: BG BLEND (Stereo)
COMMENTS: PLAIN BG BLEND THRU SSL 4000G

TRACK NAME: BG w/SSL COMP (Stereo)
COMMENTS: ADD SSL COMPRESSOR

TRACK NAME: BG w/SSL EQ (Stereo)
COMMENTS: ADD SSL EQ

TRACK NAME: BG w/480L reverb (Stereo)
COMMENTS: w/480L ‘MEDIUM + STAGE’ REVERB

TRACK NAME: BG w/SPX 1000 (Stereo)
COMMENTS: w/SPX 1000 ‘REV 1 HALL’

TRACK NAME: BG w/DOUBLER (Stereo)
COMMENTS: w/H3500 ‘VOICE DOUBLER’

TRACK NAME: BG w/SPX 990 (Stereo)
COMMENTS: w/SPX 990 ‘SYMPHONIC’

TRACK NAME: FULL BG BLEND (Stereo)
COMMENTS: w/ALL FX

SNARE TREATMENTS:

TRACK NAME: TOP SN (Stereo)
COMMENTS: THRU SSL 4000G

TRACK NAME: BOT SN (Stereo)
COMMENTS: THRU SSL 4000G

TRACK NAME: COMBO SN (Stereo)
COMMENTS: THRU SSL 4000G

TRACK NAME: COMBO SN w/SSL COMP (Stereo)
COMMENTS: ADD SSL COMPRESSION

TRACK NAME: COMBO SN w/REVERB (Stereo)
COMMENTS: ADD 480L ‘BRICK WALL’ REVERB

HYBRID MIX – FAKE-SSL-LAYOUT.ptf

The main point of this session is to provide fake SSL tracks (that mirror the SSL console) alongside the Pro Tools tracks. The fake SSL tracks that mirror the SSL console have Waves SSL Plug-ins on them that have the same settings as Phil Tan used on the real SSL console.

Inside the Box MIX-UNMIXED.ptf and
Inside the Box MIX-Finshed.ptf

Includes finished session with all tracks + all automation + all plug-in presets. This is the actual session Phil Tan mixes on camera in Pro Tools in “Inside The Box”.

TRACK NAME: SUB KICK

TRACK NAME: KICK

TRACK NAME: SN TOP – PLUG-INS: EQ3 1-Band (mono)

TRACK NAME: SN BOTTOM – PLUG-INS: EQ3 1-Band (mono)

TRACK NAME: HI HAT – PLUG-INS: EQ3 1-Band (mono)

TRACK NAME: TOM 2 – PLUG-INS: EQ3 1-Band (mono)

TRACK NAME: TOM 3 – PLUG-INS: EQ3 1-Band (mono)

TRACK NAME: TOM 4 – PLUG-INS: EQ3 1-Band (mono)

TRACK NAME: OH (Stereo) – PLUG-INS: EQ3 1-Band (stereo) RCompressor (stereo)

TRACK NAME: RM (Stereo) – PLUG-INS: SSLChannel (stereo)

TRACK NAME: BASS – PLUG-INS: AutoTune (mono) ChannelStrip (mono)

TRACK NAME: PIANO.dup1 (Stereo) – PLUG-INS: SSLChannel (stereo)

TRACK NAME: STEEL GTR L

TRACK NAME: STEEL GTR R

TRACK NAME: CRUNCH GTR L – PLUG-INS: RCompressor (mono)

TRACK NAME: CRUNCH GTR R – PLUG-INS: RCompressor (mono)

TRACK NAME: BARI GTR L – PLUG-INS: RCompressor (mono)

TRACK NAME: BARI GTR R – PLUG-INS: RCompressor (mono)

TRACK NAME: SLIDE GTR (Stereo)

TRACK NAME: VIBRO GTR – PLUG-INS: RCompressor (mono)

TRACK NAME: AMBIENT GTR – PLUG-INS: SSLChannel (mono) TL AutoPan (mono/stereo)

TRACK NAME: LEAD GTR – PLUG-INS: URS Saturation, RCompressor, SSLEQ, L1 limiter (mono)

TRACK NAME: LEAD VOX – PLUG-INS: RCompressor, DYNAM-IZER, ff d2 4-Band, L1 limiter

TRACK NAME: HARM VOX – PLUG-INS: Dyn3 Compressor/Limiter (mono) DYNAM-IZER (mono)

TRACK NAME: BG 1 – PLUG-INS: RCompressor (mono)

TRACK NAME: BG 2 – PLUG-INS: RCompressor (mono)

TRACK NAME: BG 3 – PLUG-INS: RCompressor (mono)

TRACK NAME: BG 4 – PLUG-INS: RCompressor (mono)

TRACK NAME: BG 5 TRACK NAME: BG 6

TRACK NAME: UNMIXED (Stereo)

TRACK NAME: FLASHLIGHT-ITB MIX – COMMENTS: NO OUTBOARD SUMMING OR EQ

TRACK NAME: FLASHLIGHT- IN THE BOX w/ SSL COMP MAKEUP (Stereo) – COMMENTS: WAVES SSL QUAD COMP MAKEUP @ 0

TRACK NAME: FLASHLIGHT- IN THE BOX w/ Outboard Summing (Stereo) – COMMENTS: w/OUTBOARD SSL X-RACK SUMMING UNIT & GML 8200 EQ

TRACK NAME: PIANO (Stereo) COMMENTS: ORIG INTRO PLUG-INS: Echo Farm (stereo) SSLChannel (stereo)

TRACK NAME: Ambient Gtr – PLUG-INS: EchoBoy (mono)

TRACK NAME: Lead Gtr – PLUG-INS: Tel-Ray Delay (mono)

Stems:

Stems let you hear the full and final sounds, all the plug-ins and all the automation – minus Buss compression.

TRACK NAME: DRUMS STEM (Stereo)

TRACK NAME: BASS STEM (Stereo)F

TRACK NAME: PIANO STEM (Stereo)

TRACK NAME: GTR STEM (Stereo)

TRACK NAME: LEAD VOX STEM (Stereo)

TRACK NAME: BG’S STEM (Stereo)

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