Welcome to the mix challenge series – where we challenge the music industry’s top engineers and producers to tackle intricate mixing problems and share their tips and tricks that will get you mixing like a pro.
In this video we challenged multi-platinum mixing engineer Koen Heldens (XXXTentacion, Kanye West) to take a bounced 2-track beat and bring it to its fullest potential. Watch as he shares his techniques for enhancing a pre-mixed beat and breaking down frequency problems using the SSL-E Channel, F6, PuigeTec EQs, dbx 160 compressor, and Abbey Road Vinyl.
Do your trap beats need a little more heat? This two-part series shows you how to spice things up!