MP4 | Video: AVC 1920 x 1080 | Audio: AAC 48 KHz 2ch | Duration: 04:08:04 | 6.1 GB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English
DR Ford opens his own session to illustrate how he improves mixes, including vocal mixing tips, the theory of how to work with drums from tracking to mastering, and the principles of parallel processing. Ford DR improves efficiency by using less processing, and it shares philosophy and tips to help redefine your mixing approach.
By the end of this seminar you will understand the importance of understanding the science of sound and how to “distinguish magic from spell”.
You will learn the original Ford Ford theory of how the golden ratio applies to mixing, why we use rule 3, and the theory of transients against sustain. He not only shows us how he works in Pro Tools, but also explains the science and every “why” behind his actions.
In this mixing workshop:
- Experiments that you can try, designed to help you improve your hearing, to become more effective with conventional studio tools.
- The concept of panning: 3 pillars of panning, phantom center, psychology of panning, etc.
- How to find, focus and work with the core of your mix, and how to visualize your mix
- Why should you monitor your mix in mono
- Theory of transients against sustain: how to treat them and why you should treat them differently
- Bass philosophy and how you should handle the bass in your mix
- “Lyrical Mixing” - philosophy of sound depth and ways to achieve it in your mix
- The importance of choosing the right reference track
- Theory on how to use a drum microphone
- Why do we use rule 3 and how does the golden ratio relate to mixing
- Compensation of delay, organization of the session and good suggestions on the organization of the workflow
- Time alignment of your drum tracks
- How to manipulate your drum microphones to get more spacious (or less roomy) sound
- How to improve the drum groove and how to determine what to do to improve such a groove
- How to make things cut through the mix (how to “raise expressiveness without changing the volume”)
- How to add harmonics to your tracks
- vocal processing tips
- The importance of understanding voice anatomy when tracking and mixing
- How to deal with whistling tones
- Why DR Ford prefers single-band dynamic multiband processing
- Recommended reference mixes and what to listen to in these mixes
- The theory of bass vocals and how to relate to this.
- The philosophy of parallel processing and how to do it
- DR Ford demonstrates how he handles the whistling tone in the vocal track. Watch this video to learn useful tips on technology, hear recommendations for some plugins, and learn how to deal with the hole that occurs when cutting frequencies.
- DR Ford explains how the human mind perceives only 3 bits of information at a time. So what does this mean for our mixes, and how can we use this information to our advantage?
- DR Ford discusses some of the main features of human psychology when it comes to transients and sustain in audio. Can we then shape our mixing technique to accommodate the way in which the human mind focuses on these two categories of sound?