BAINZ mixing “Tick Tock” by Young Thug [TUTORIAL]
Bainz puts his analog gear to the test in this exclusive video series. The recording and mixing engineer joins us from his studio in Los Angeles to deconstruct the mix of a hard-hitting trap anthem by Young Thug. Mixed using a combination of plugins and hardware, you will learn new techniques for integrating outboard equipment into your workflow.
The chart-topping mixer begins with an overview of his hybrid setup. He examines each piece of gear in his collection and explains how each one contributes to his signature sound. These tools are all tethered to a state-of-the-art patch network, which enables him to enjoy all of the benefits of analog without any of the drawbacks.
The engineer enhances the groove and character using tasteful compression, EQ and saturation. Standout elements receive special outboard treatments whilst others are refined using digital tools such as Gullfoss and Spectre. Regardless of whether he is processing elements in or out of the box, Bainz always underlines his thought process and explains his mix decisions with precision.
Bainz also shares inside information on Young Thug’s unique vocal sound, drawing from his years of experience with the artist. Bainz reveals the rapper’s complete vocal chain – from recording to final mix – and he breaks down his use of effects, ad-libs and vocal throws to create memorable and exciting hooks.