Mixing & Mastering Tutorial Pt 3 – Shaping Snare Drums 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 the third installment of Mix / Master, Daniel Wyatt shares tips and techniques for mixing and shaping snare drums, and transforming stock sounds into your own unique creations. Using a track produced by Dubspot Mixing & Mastering graduate James Ellington, he shows you how to add saturation by utilizing Decapitator SoundToys (some analog richness to digital sounds) along with iZotope’s Alloy 2 to enhance the dynamics of the snare by EQing and compressing it.

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 the well-kept industry secrets of EQ, compression, panning, level balancing, reverb and special effects from platinum mix/mastering engineer, Daniel Wyatt, senior Dubspot Instructor.

From rough mixes to quality masters.

Learn the well-kept industry secrets of EQ, compression, panning, level balancing, reverb and special effects and transform rough ideas and basic compositions into a commercial master.

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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