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Young Guru: The Art of Subtractive EQ Part 1

Oct 19, 2020 | 11,973 Views

Vocal Pre-Mix and Guru’s Complete Signal Chain

In this Waves Premium Masterclass, hip hop legend Young Guru (Jay Z, Beyoncé, The Carters) shares his signature vocal mixing techniques, and explains how you can master “the art of subtractive EQ.”

In Part 1, Guru shows how to start your mix with your best foot forward, using proper clip gaining and a good understanding of the musical context. He then shows how crucial it is to apply subtractive EQ along with compression to properly shape the vocal chain.

Song used in this video: “All or Nothing”
Performed by J.Stone feat. Dave East & Alexandria Dopson
Written by J.Stone, Dave East, Alexandria Dopson
Produced by Artega
Mixed by Young Guru
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The music chosen by Young Guru for this masterclass contains explicit lyrics.
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