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Pro Tip #1 – Automating the Mix Bus

Hey guys, what’s up? Welcome to a new video.

I’ve got a quick Pro Tip for you this week. Really simple automation move that’s going to make your choruses sound bigger, and I’ve got a track. It sounds like this.


Right. Pop/Dance thing.

Basically what you’re going to do, I have a chorus here, and all I’ve done on my mix buss is I’ve automated the chorus up half a dB. I’ve done that on first chorus, second chorus, as well as the outro here.

It’s subtle, but it makes a pretty big impact. So let’s A/B it real quick. Here’s with the automation move as it is now.


Right. Feels like a chorus.

Now let’s clear this section and listen to it without.



As opposed to this.


Right. Here’s cleared one more time.


Right. With the automation move…


Just really helps you feel like you’ve arrived at a chorus. A lot of guys do this. Again, these are tiny, tiny moves. Nothing drastic. Half a dB up in all of your choruses, or sort of the big part of any song. If you just wanted to get that final little push at the end, just a quick, small thing you can do to help you get there.

I hope you take something from this. Try it out in your own mixes, and I will see you in the next video. Thanks.




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