Mixing & Mastering Tutorial Pt 4 – Shaping Complex Samples w/ iZotope Alloy 2 + SoundToys Decapitator

Dubspot Mixing & Mastering course designer Daniel Wyatt is back with the next episode of his video tutorial series Mix / Master. In this series Wyatt shares tips and techniques for improving and enhancing the quality of your final mixes, to help you get that polished professional sound in your productions.

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In this episode of Mix/Master, Dubspot Mixing & Mastering instructor and course designer Daniel Wyatt shares techniques for shaping and transforming complex, gritty samples and loops. Here Wyatt works on a hip hop track from Double A.B. & Dub Sonata which samples a dusty soulful groove from a record. He uses two plug-ins to sculpt the sound: the SoundToys Decapitator to add saturation, and iZotope Alloy 2 for limiting, EQing, widening, and de-essing to reshape and boost the sample. This is a universal technique you can apply using plug-ins native to most host applications as well, including Ableton Live and Logic.

Stay tuned for more useful mixing and mastering tips from Daniel Wyatt in this series.


Transform rough ideas and basic compositions into dance floor bangers and sonically pleasing commercial-quality masters. Learn well-kept industry secrets of EQ, compression, panning, level balancing, reverb and special effects from platinum mix/mastering engineer, Daniel Wyatt, senior Dubspot instructor and course designer.

This program gives you everything you need to refine your tracks into a clear commercial-quality release, including special mixing and mastering techniques for dubstep, techno, house, trance, downtempo, hip hop, and the gamut of electronic music.

Science behind the art.

Investigate how to use key concepts and tools in your tracks, while paying special attention to techniques of metering and spectral analysis in order to apply science alongside the art.

UPCOMING Mixing & Mastering Courses Starting In New York City:

December 17, 2012 in NYC – Mondays, 6:15-9pm

What’s Included:

Mixing & Mastering Level 1: Mix
Mixing & Mastering Level 2: Modify
Mixing & Mastering Level 3: Master

“The videos were helpful and the chats were great. I expected a lot out of this course and I got it!” – Jon Yu, California

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