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Toni Ramos aka Lowfreak FOTW- Breaks down original song “Innocence”

Lowfreak has created a new retro synthwave track that has some crazy elements that will for sure catch your attention. In this FOTW Lowfreak breaks down his new track and also gives us some tips and tricks that he used to make the following track. Lowfreak goes over-layering synths, EQ and much more!


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Welcome to an invaluable collection of Fly On The Wall videos for your learning and enjoyment. Here you can see and hear how Grammy-Nominated and Multi-Platinum producers and engineers work, behind the scenes. Join recording teams as they work, share their workflow, and the secret sauce that goes into creating world class music. Affiliate, Pro and Elite members also join us in the studio for 16 new sessions annually, added here on completion.

Toni Ramos aka Lowfreak FOTW- Breaks down original song “Innocence”

LowFreak has created a new retro synthwave track that has some crazy elements that will for sure catch your attention. In this FOTW Lowfreak breaks down his new track and also gives us some tips and tricks that he used to make the following track. Toni goes over-layering synths, EQ and much more! 

Nik Hotchkiss FOTW- Mixing and Mastering Hip Hop pt 4

This is the final video of the mixing and mastering mini-series with Nik Hotchkiss and Alex Zepeda. Nik finalizes the series with an overview of how he approaches mastering within the box using various plugins from izotope, plugin alliance and fabfilter Pro Q3.

Nik Hotchkiss FOTW- Mixing and Mastering Hip Hop pt 3

In this video Nik adds effects to the percussion of the track by bringing out certain accent patterns in a subtle manner using a mixture of native and 3rd part reverb plugins. Furthermore, automation clips were added with basic eq plugins with the intention of making the track transition more smoothly. And lastly, Nik does a quick mix down with faders with the addition of using ozone advance to work on transients and the overall tone of the track.

Nik Hotchkiss FOTW- Mixing and Mastering Hip Hop pt 2

FOTW W/Nik Hotchkiss as he continues to mix Music Alliance community coordinator Alex Zepeda’s Hip/Hop track. In this video, Nik shows us some secret sauce on how to make trap snares in your track have more bounce, how to pan certain elements to widen the mix, automation clips to bring out certain frequencies to make synthesizers pop, and much more!

Nik Hotchkiss FOTW- Mixing and Mastering Hip Hop pt 1

Nik and Alex present a series of FOTW’s that will focus on Mixing and Mastering a Hip Hop Instrumental. In part one of this series Nik goes over his Template in Pro Tools and starts the mixing process within the Box.

Judici FOTW- Mastering of “Back Or Fold”

FOTW- Judici (Mastering of “Back Or Fold”) Gabriele Giudici breaks down his new song and explains how he went about his mastering chain to achieve his signature sound.

Lowfreak aka Toni Ramos FOTW- Creating Space Within Your Mix

Toni Ramos aka Lowfreak explains a special concept of creating space with sidechaining.

Chris Holmes FOTW- Session Organization For Mixing and Mastering

Chris Holmes, explains the importance of organizing a session before it is sent off to an audio engineer. This process should be done to save the audio engineer time and allow him to put more hours into his mixing and mastering.

Taylin And Das Nasty FOTW- Perfecting The Drop

Taylin And Das Nasty FOTW- Perfecting The Drop

Luca Pretolesi FOTW- Mastering “Paul Woolford & Diplo – Looking for Me (feat. Kareen Lomax)”

In this special FOTW, Luca remasters a track for Diplo and shows us the techniques he used to make the track stand out even more. Luca Masters in the box by utilizing plugins such as Fab Filter Pro Q 3, Fabfilter Saturn 2, Fabfilter Pro C 2, Solid State Logic’s SSL X-Phase, Kazrog and several other amazing plugins to make the track shine.

Taylin and Das Nasty FOTW- Producing EDM on Ableton

Taylin and Das Nasty dive into perfecting the drop on one of Das Nasty’s new tracks by enhancing the stereo imaging with various advance techniques within Ableton. Not to mention in this FOTW Taylin also explains his process on how to use LFO Tool and Transient Shaper to mix the kick with the rest of the track without interfering with other important low mid frequencies in the buildup.

FOTW Luca Mastering with Fabfilter Saturn

In this FOTW Luca dives into his techniques for making his mix louder without reducing dynamics by using Standardclip, Fabfilter Saturn, Fabfilter Pro L and other amazing plugins on the stereo bus

Toni Ramos aka Low Freak FOTW- Breakdown and Arrangement of Original Song “Andromeda”

Toni discusses how he thought about arrangement, form, and counterpoint in his new composition.

DÄI FOTW- Pop/Future Bass Song Breakdown

DÄI’s FOTW where she breaks down her new song with singer/songwriter Nick Mcwilliams.

FOTW Taylin Simmonds – Shaping Sound & Layering

Taylin Simmonds shares his work on a new dance EP track. How to beef up and make sounds bigger thicker warmer more powerful while still have them fit the mix and work around the other elements. Secondly, he deals with bass lines that need to be beefed up and add layers, but there is no midi. Normally, with midi, you can just duplicate and load up more serum patches, omnisphere, etc. Taylin gets into his process for adding stereo width and additional layers just working off the audio files.

Taylin FOTW- Multiband Side Chain

What do you do if the song just isn’t working, the drop just doesn’t have the power?
How do you work around the kik and drums to have a really powerful bass, hitting constantly in the track comparable to other professionally produced records, but also keep with the intended feel of the track? Taylin says, “this is something I run into all the time when I am producing … so we’re going to use a technique called multiband sidechaining to make this drop work today.”

FOTW – How To Set Up Your Templates for Recording, Production and Mixing

Nik shares an overview on templates for recording, production and mixing. Critical thinking, features and nuances for your own templates. Better consistency to jump start your creative process an spend less time with the technical stuff!

FOTW ZachInLove Pt2

Instrumentation and vocals. Fine tuning the kick drum. Adding attack. Finding the sonic pocket

FOTW ZachInLove Pt1

Instrumentation and vocals. Fine tuning the kick drum. Adding attack. Finding the sonic pocket

FOTW References

Getting the references right before sending songs out for mastering. How to convey your ideas of what you want your song to sound like. Being realistic, ensuring your vision meets reality.

FOTW Toc Tien Part 2

Part 2 of 2 on Toc Tien Scott Banks looks at finding the right pocket for vocals on Toc Tien and uses Audio Thing to fine tune it. Communication issues between everyone involved

FOTW Toc Tien Part 1

Part 1 of 2 on Toc Tien a walkthrough of drums and bass treatment between final master and raw tracks

FOTW “Dealing with Low-end” with Scott Banks

Scott Banks walks us through how he treats low-end in bass heavy genres.

FOTW – Stereo Bus Techniques with Scott Banks

Scott Banks walks us through what he uses on his stereo bus when working in the box.

FOTW Studio DMI Tour

Let’s have a look at the new spot! Scott, Luca, and Andy show you around the studios, and their gear.

FOTW – “Raoul says absolutely again” with Luca Pretolesi

Luca Pretolesi answers questions from Alliance members about how to use compression and clipping in the mix and master phase.

FOTW – “Transients and other spikey things” with Luca Pretolesi

Luca Pretolesi answers questions from Alliance members about how treat transients in a mix.

FOTW – “Let’s Talk About Subs, Baby” with Luca Pretolesi

Luca Pretolesi answers questions from Alliance members about how treat sub-bass in a mix.

FOTW – Reid Stefan Mixing Vocals

Reid Stefan the coolest puppet in the game does a fly on Mixing Vocals

FOTW – Ortzy Produces a Urban/Dancehall track

Ortzy – Walks you through how he produces a Urban/Dancehall track.

FOTW – Luca Pretolesi Stem Masters “New Ones” – Greg Stainer

Luca Pretolesi Stem Masters “New Ones” a funky house track from Greg Stainer on this Fly on the Wall.

FOTW – Scott Banks Stereo Mastering “Brivido Libero” – Rjo

This Fly on the Wall Scott Banks Stereo Masters “Brivido Libero” from Rjo

FOTW – Scott Banks Stereo Mastering “Morena” – Bruno Martini

This Fly on the Wall features a special Stereo Mastering with Scott Banks on two of the biggest Brazilian artist at the moment; Fiuk and Bruno Martini!

FOTW – Luca Pretolesi reviews “Gringa” from Bright Lights and Gabriele Giudici

In this Fly on the Wall Luca Pretolesi reviews what he did on “Gringa” a track organically grown from our ALLIANCE members Bright Lights and Gabriele Giudici.

FOTW – Luca Pretolesi Reviewing Drum & Stereo Bus Processing on “Tear It Up” – DJ Turbulence

In this Fly on the Wall, Luca reviews what he did on DJ Turbulence’s Drum and Stereo Bus treatment on “Tear It Up” featuring vocals from Fatman Scoop.

FOTW – Scott Banks Stereo Mastering “Quase Todo Dia” – Fiuk & Bruno Martini

This Fly on the Wall features a special Stereo Mastering with Scott Banks on two of the biggest Brazilian artist at the moment; Fiuk and Bruno Martini!

FOTW – Scott Banks Stereo Mastering “Schleepin” by Xavier Mayne

In this Fly On The Wall, Scott Banks does a “stereo mastering” a bit differently this time and does a mastering from 2 stems; vocals and instrumental.

FOTW – Luca Pretolesi Unveils The New Dangerous Music Convert A/D+

In this Fly on the Wall Luca Pretolesi finally gets the chance to try out the new Dangerous Music Convert A/D +!

FOTW – Scott Banks Uses The Studio DMI Hybrid Setup For His Stem Mastering

In this Fly On The Wall Scott Banks utilizes the Studio DMI setup to create a hybrid stem master on “Downside Up” by Spaceprodigi.

FOTW – First Look At Our Diamond Series Plugin Lift

First look at our Diamond series plugin; “Lift” the follow-up of “Color EQ” in collaboration with Acustica Audio!

FOTW – Luca Pretolesi Mastering A Future Bass Track

In this Fly On The Wall, Luca takes you through his mastering process on “Melo As” a unique future bass song that is infused with reggae elements from Redmelo.

FOTW – Scott Banks Mixes A House Track Pt. 2.

Part 2 of Scott Banks finishing the mix for the house track “Sun Gets Down”.

FOTW – Scott Banks Mixes A House Track

Fly Into This New Fly In The Wall As Scott Mixes a House Track!

FOTW – Luca Pretolesi Creative Mastering Overview Of Atica’s Funk Cannon

In this Fly On The Wall Luca Pretolesi takes you on a different side of how he masters and shows the creative process of how he mastered Atica’s “Funk Cannon”.

FOTW – Scott Banks Stem Masters A Leftfield Bass Track

In this Fly on the Wall Scott stem masters a unique Leftfield Bass Track.

FOTW: Luca Pretolesi Comparing His Favorite Limiters on Merk & Kremont’s “Sad Story”

In this FOTW Luca Pretolesi Compares His Favorite Limiters on Merk & Kremont’s “Sad Story” (Out Of Luck).

FOTW: Scott Banks Stem Mastering Loïc’s Track

Become a Fly on the Wall as Scott Stem Masters a track from Loïc.

FOTW: Luca Pretolesi Reviews His Mix & Mastering On Fabio Rovazzi’s “Volare”

This Fly on the Wall, Luca Pretolesi does an overview of Fabio Rovazzi’s newest hit “Volare”.

FOTW: Scott Banks Stereo Mastering DJ Mastachi Track

In this Fly on the Wall Scott Banks Stereo Masters a new track from DJ/Producer Mastachi.

FOTW: Luca Pretolesi Mastering our 1st RADAR release “Still Need U” from Myqe, Mixed by Alex Hide

In this Fly On The Wall, Luca Pretolesi Masters our 1st RADAR release “Still Need U” from Myqe winner of our ALLIANCE contest which was Mixed by Alex Hide who won part 2 the mixing portion.

FOTW: Luca Pretolesi Mixing a Junior Jack Track

In this 2 part Fly On The Wall, Luca Pretolesi Mixes a Junior Jack Track!

FOTW: Scott Banks Mastering a March & June Track

Fly On The Wall with Scott Banks Mastering a March & June Track.

FOTW: Luca Pretolesi | Scott Banks Studio Tour

In this Fly On The Wall, Luca Pretolesi and Scott Banks give you a rundown of what’s in our Studio A.

FOTW: Luca Pretolesi | Scott Banks. Diamond Series Color EQ

This Fly On The Wall features Luca Pretolesi and Scott Banks, giving their first official overview and how they use our new Diamond Series Color EQ in collaboration with Acustica Audio!

FOTW: Luca Pretolesi Stem Mastering

This Fly On the Wall Luca Pretolesi does a 6 stem mastering from an already good sounding track with great dynamics.

FOTW: Scott Banks Stem Mastering With New Plugins

In this Fly On The Wall; Scott Banks takes you through the process of a stem mastering while using some new plugins like Black Box and our very own plugin with Acoustica Audio coming very soon.

FOTW: Luca Pretolesi Stereo Buss Treatment and Drum Processing

Tag along as Luca Pretolesi goes over Stereo Buss Treatment and Drum Processing on a mix!

FOTW: Scott Banks Mastering a Mighty Mi Track

In this Fly On The Wall; Scott Banks masters a track from Las Vegas based artist Mighty Mi.

FOTW: Jeffrey Jey Recording & Comping Vocals

In this Fly On The Wall Jeffrey Jey from Effiel 65 who lets you fly around his process on how he records and comps his vocals.

FOTW Scott Banks Mastering a Tenova Track HD

Scott Banks FOTW_ Mastering a Tenova Track-HD

FOTW: Luca Pretolesi Mastering Process

In this Fly On The Wall you’ll be able to watch Luca Pretolesi master a track from start to finish unedited!

FOTW: Scott Banks Mastering an EstoVega Track

Scott Banks just finished mixing one of EstoVega’s newest track. Take a seat and watch Scott as he goes through the mastering.

FOTW: Luca Pretolesi Reviewing UAD Chandler Limited Zener Limiter

We took a poll in our FB private group and UAD’s Chandler Limited Zener Limiter won! So in this special FOTW Luca Pretolesi reviews the plugin of your choice.

Luca Pretolesi Mastering DJ Leslie’s Track

Luca Pretolesi Mastering DJ Leslie’s Track (ADE NEXT Winner)

Scott Banks FOTW: Mastering a Tenova Track

Scott Banks hosts this FOTW while he masters a house track from producer and DJ Tenova.

FOTW Luca Pretolesi With Marek Walaszek of Bettermaker

Luca and special guest Marek Walaszek of Bettermaker talk about the EQ 232P MKII with a peek at the new mastering limiter!

Luca Pretolesi FOTW: Mastering a Track from DJ Shiftee

Luca Pretolesi FOTW: Mastering a Track from DJ Shiftee

Scott Banks FOTW: All The Way Up HVRCRFT Remix

Scott Banks of Studio DMI giving you full access to his Fly On The Wall featuring a remix of “All The Way Up” from HVRCRFT.

Scott Banks FOTW Slate Digital Overview

On this episode of the Fly On The Wall Studio DMI’s Scott Banks give you an overview of his favorite Slate Digital plugins and how he uses them.

Less Distorted FOTW: Importance of Sound Design

Producer/sound designer Less Distorted takes you through his workflow and sound design. His work spans original productions, sample packs and presets for Vengeance, Sounds to Sample, Beatport Sounds and Audiotent!

Luca Pretolesi FOTW: Analog Mastering

Luca Pretolesi does a live mastering of Scott Banks forthcoming track using analog gear.

Scott Banks & EstoVega FOTW

Part 1 of 2 EstoVega and Scott Banks of Studio DMI provide a peek of EstoVega’s next track. Scott provides insight and approaches to a house track from the beginning to the final mix.

EstoVega FOTW: Walkthrough

EstoVega FOTW: Past: Present: Future Walkthrough

Luca Pretolesi FOTW: Overcompressed Audio “Remastering”

Luca Pretolesi is back with a FOTW on how to rebuild dynamics on an over compressed track!

FOTW Luca Pretolesi – Mixing process

FOTW Luca Pretolesi walk you through in one hour his mixing process. As he gets one raw track ready for the dance floor.

FOTW Scott Banks’ work flow of his work on Baby K – Roma – Bangkok

Engineer Scott Banks’ work flow of his work on Baby K – Roma – Bangkok

FOTW ALLIANCE Member & Producer Antoine Becks

FOTW Hear it straight from the producer! ALLIANCE member Antoine Becks

FOTW Nik Hotchkiss and his mixing process

FOTW Engineer Nik Hotchkiss gives insight on his recording and mixing process

FOTW Mixing with Engineer Luca Pretolesi

FOTW Mixing with Engineer Luca Pretolesi

FOTW
Scott Banks reviews his mix of a House track

Engineer Scott Banks goes over his mix of a House track while using Fab Filter Pro-C 2

FOTW Sound Design by Ed “Less Distorted” Strazdas

FOTW Sound Design by Ed “Less Distorted”

FOTW Ed Strazdas aka Less Distorted

Ed Strazdas aka Less Distorted will be giving some insight on Sound Design

FOTW Luca Pretolesi reviews the Bettermaker EQ 232p MK II

FOTW Luca Pretolesi reviews the Bettermaker EQ 232p MK II and his use of its functions

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