FabFilter produces a wide range of high-quality mixing plugins to cover all your mixing and mastering needs. Watch this course by house producer Olav Basoski as he takes you through the process of mixing a house music project using only FabFilter plugins!
FabFilter's plugins are renowned for their intuitive design and user-friendliness. It's no wonder they're among the most widely used tools for mixing. Unlike plugins that strive to mimic hardware with actual knobs and controls, FabFilter's approach is not limited to traditional physical interfaces. This allows for a more streamlined and efficient workflow in handling complex processing tasks. In this course, producer and trainer Olav Basoski shows you exactly how he uses FabFilter's plugins, explaining all the decisions he makes in the mixing and mastering process.
Olav starts by taking you through the house music project he'll be working on, giving you a sense of what the track sounds like before mixing and mastering. From there, he dives into some of FabFilter's most popular plugins, starting with Pro-Q3, a powerful EQ plugin with up to 24 bands. He talks about the differences between Pro-Q3 and Logic's stock Channel EQ plugin, and he explains how to utilize its rich feature set to its fullest potential. Next is the Pro-C2, a versatile compressor with unmatched sound quality. Olav demonstrates how to use it to compress the most important elements in electronic dance music: the kick drum. He also shows you quick ways to fix resonant frequencies, which can make a mix sound harsh and unpleasant.
You learn to create depth and space to your mix using Timeless 3 (a feature-rich delay plugin) and Pro-R (a reverb plugin with a beautiful sound and interface). But there's more! The course culminates with a mastering masterclass, all using FabFilters plugins.
So let's get your mixing and mastering skills up a notch! Discover how to take advantage of FabFilter's powerful mixing tools to create a professional, polished mix that stands out from the rest!
This course gets a five-star review because Olav is great at keeping things succinct and, as ever, provides a very enjoyable experience. And more generally I'm just so happy to see macprovideo giving the FabFilter plug-ins some love, with two courses in quick succession. But I do feel that this course is a little too succinct. A course on mixing (and mastering) using FabFilter plug-ins should definitely include Pro-MB at some point in the discussion, and probably include a look at the advanced features of some of the plug-ins too, such as using the side-chain function of Pro C2. These plug-ins deserve a longer course, in my opinion. It felt a little too rushed. It's very good as far as it goes, but doesn't go far enough. Nonetheless, a very enjoyable course for any FabFilter users out there.