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Nashville-Style Mixing – OpenMix® Session with Joe West

Dec 31, 2017 | 85,824 Views

In this webinar, Grammy-winning producer/mixer Joe West (Keith Urban, Justin Timberlake) opens his mix of the song “Apologize” and shares his personal mixing tips and techniques. Download Joe’s original session and stems, so you can follow along and practice your mixing skills:

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All the downloadable audio files are consolidated and in sync, so you can drop/import them into any DAW and start mixing. The download contains:

  • Pro Tools session: “Joe West Apologize OpenMix.ptx” – 48 kHz / 24-bit
  • “Audio Files” folder with 74 mono .wav files – 48 kHz / 24-bit

Watch this 30-minute webinar to learn about Joe’s approach to:

  • Making a drum kit sound believable, like a single natural-sounding unit
  • Processing bass with amp simulation
  • Blending two parts to play as one instrument
  • Processing vocals and panning background vocals
  • Using real-room recordings as reverb in the mix
  • Controlling the song’s perceived dimension and spatial imaging
  • Making a mix sound like a finished record

Written by Terry Hicks & Joe West
Produced, recorded & mixed by Joe West
Drums: Nir Z
Programming: Joe West
Bass: Mark Hill
Electric guitar: JT Corenflos
Keyboards: Jeff Roach
Acoustic guitars & bouzouki: Danny Rader
Lead & backing vocals: Travis Thibodaux
Joe West Mentoring: Becki Sessions
In collaboration with Joe West Mentoring

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