How to Mix Hip Hop Instrumentals Lesson 2 – Sample Based Beats


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How to Mix Hip Hop Instrumentals Lesson 2 – Sample Based Beats is the second lesson of a multi-part series on Mixing Hip Hop Instrumentals. Each Lesson covers a different style of beat. This lesson covers Sample Based style beats.

Here, Ken Lewis takes you through a full instrumental mix from beginning to completion. He shows you every aspect of the mix, from plugins to panning, EQ to compression. Then, he demonstrates the added effects used to treat the mix bus. Most importantly, Ken provides detailed explanations of every choice he makes as he is mixing. He shows you all of his settings, specific to this style of mixing. Lastly, Ken breaks down, in detail, the most challenging part of this style of mixing, which is getting the added MIDI instruments to sound like a part of the sample. 

The full Pro Tools 7 thru Pro Tools 10 session is included with the download as well as consolidated WAVE files for other DAW systems. This allows you to complete your own mix and compare it to Ken’s, every step of the way.

Running Time: 51 Minutes

Skill Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Pro Tools Session ver. 7 thru 10 and Consolidated WAVE files included with the Lesson Download

Be sure to check out the other 2 mix tutorials in the series How to Mix Hip Hop Instrumentals 1 – West Coast Beats and How to Mix Hip Hop Instrumentals 3 – Club Anthem Beats.

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Ken Lewis, You are the man. I'm an engineer out in Nashville. Already went to school, but I learn so much from these lessons.

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