The UAD Spark collection contains everything you need to successfully mix your song with incredible quality. In this UAD Spark video tutorial series, studio wizard takes you step-by-step through a song mixed entirely with UAD Spark plugins. You’ll learn specific techniques for dealing with each instrument and hear each with audio examples throughout, so you can apply the same concepts in your own productions. These videos are for new UAD Spark users. After welcoming you to the course, Thomas begins by focusing on an acoustic guitar, applying tape emulation, EQ, and other processes to get it in shape for the final mix. The lead vocals come next, and Thomas makes use of preamp emulation, compression, stereo delays, and reverb. This is followed by the background vocals, where you’ll learn how to process them to fit behind the lead vocal, including an artificial double tracking trick using the Haas effect.
Next up, explore ways to tackle the kick and snare, as Thomas makes use of gates and the API Vision channel strip to sculpt their tone. Discover how the same tools can be used on the hats and overheads to tweak the attack without the need for a transient shaper or compression.
Throughout the rest of the course, Thomas covers much more, including the main guitars (adding clarity, width, punch, and brightness), upright bass (compression/EQ settings for adding groove), guitar solo (adding flavor with tape distortion and delay), percussion (adding control without losing dynamics), piano (to provide ambiance), and more!
For a better idea of what each video contains, and how they can help you create a solid, well-rounded mix, check out the video descriptions below. UAD has given you all the tools you need to create a stunning mix; now you just need to learn how to use them … watch “Mixing with UAD Spark” now!