One Day Mixing Masterclass with Fab Dupont

  • Fab Dupont will be your mentor
  • May 14th 2016
  • Flux Studios, NYC, USA
  • 16 0 seats available

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Listen, Learn and Connect

On May 22 you have the chance to be in a real life tutorial. Experience what it's like to listen and work in an award winning studio with a Grammy winning mixing engineer.

Join for a one day mixing masterclass with Grammy winning producer/engineer Fab Dupont at Flux Studios in New York City. 16 students will get to sit next to Fab, see him mix and and hear what he hears everyday.

You will get an unedited look at how a pro handles the same challenges you faced when you mixed the same song. It is a unique chance to directly compare your mix decisions and workflow using stems you're already familiar with.

What's different about this masterclass is Fab won't just be walking you through a mix. In the morning session he'll review every student's best mix and offer the whole class suggestions on how to improve their mixes.

Then in the afternoon he'll mix the Indaba mixing contest song "Face Your Fear or Die" by Vifolly from scratch while answering questions and pointing out tips and tricks as he mixes. (Don't worry if you missed the contest, the stems will be provided for you as soon as you confirm your seat)

This one day masterclass is a rare opportunity to learn directly from Fab and fly home with more clarity and vision for your mixes.

Personalized Teaching

How much does it cost?

The $990 enrollment fee includes:

  • An intense day of listening, mixing, learning, and connecting with Fab Dupont in his personal studio
  • One-on-one mix feedback from Fab Dupont on your best mix.
  • Stems to the song provided before the event so you're already familiar with the material
  • Catered lunch and a pizza party with champagne on the rooftop for dinner
  • A pureMix USB thumb drive with Fab's Final Pro Tools session
  • A 3-month Pro Membership to (worth $89)
  • A pair of Focal Spirit Pro headphones (worth $349)

Travel and accommodation is NOT included.

Who is Fab Dupont?

Fab Dupont has engineered and produced various artists such as Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, David Crosby, DJ Colette, Shakira, Bon Jovi, Marc Anthony, Sean Lennon, John Travolta, Kirk Whalum, Nat King Cole, The Dø and more..

Fab Dupont co-founded and is acclaimed worldwide for his exceptional teaching skills and ability to transfer his knowledge and experience to students.

A Truly Unique Learning Experience

What will I learn?

  • Individualized feedback and suggestions on how to improve your mixes
  • How to critically listen to mixes and identify problem areas
  • How Fab mixes a modern heavy rock track by the band Vifolly
  • Combining home studio recordings and pro studio tracks together
  • Working in a hybrid mixing setup integrating both analog gear and plugins
  • How to mix drums so they punch through the mix without also beating up the singer
  • Mix buss processing and preparing mixes for clients to approve
  • Getting a larger-than-life guitar tone and balance
  • Vocal processing and effects that compliment the song's vibe rather distracting the listener.
  • Fab will answer all of your questions about production and mixing techniques including routing, compression, EQ, reverb, delay, etc.


10am - 1pm Mix Review Session
Fab will begin the day with listening warm ups to turn everyone's ears on and get acclimated to the sound of his studio. Then he'll listen to each student's best mix and offer his feedback and suggestions that will benefit the entire class.
1pm - 2pm Catered Lunch
2pm - 9pm Mixing Session
Fab mixes "Face Your Fear or Die" from scratch, walking students through his entire process. Attendees not only get a chance to see how Fab works in realtime but also ask him any questions they have along the way.
8pm - 10pm Dinner and Hang
NYC Pizza and champagne on the famous Flux Studios rooftop. Reflect and discuss the key takeaways from the day while networking and connecting with fellow pureMixers.

The Song - Face Your Fear or Die

The song Fab will be mixing at the masterclass is a badass modern rock track by the metal band Vifolly "Face Your Fear or Die"

"ViFolly's music is best described as dark, heavy, and brooding but with a sense of light at the end of the tunnel."

"They have something for everybody, from dueling guitars to huge vocal harmonies and mysterious heavy guitar riffs"

Fab co-produced the song and combined the tracks the band recorded themselves in Ohio with tracks he recorded at FLUX studios and then mixed it.

"Face Your Fear or Die" is the band's latest single and they are currently working on their second album.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

How does the application process work?

  1. Log in and fill out the application form
  2. We'll review your application and make sure you're a good fit for the class
  3. Once accepted, you'll receive directions on how to make payment and suggestions for travel arrangements

What's the start and end time?

The day kicks off at 10am sharp. The pizza party will start around 8pm and we'll probably run out of champagne around 10pm.

How do I find the studio?

FLUX Studios is located at 154 E 2nd St. You'll see a black door with a ton of graffiti all over it, on the buzzer press the top button FLUX and someone will bring the elevator down for you.

Can my spouse/partner/friend join for the pizza party?

Yes, just let us know.

What food is on the menu?

We don't know as the food is made by a chef, but if you have any food allergies or concerns please let us know.

What sort of feedback will I receive on my mix?

Fab will listen to every student's mix and offer his candid first impressions. He'll point out both the good and the bad then offer you tips and tricks that can improve the mix and all of your mixes in the future. He has 3 hours to listen to 16 mixes so each student can expect around 10 minutes dedicated to each song.

Can I get the Pro Tools session Fab mixed?

Absolutely! We'll even give it to you on a custom pureMix USB thumbdrive.

Where should I stay?

This is the list of the closest hotels to the studio, all within 10 mins walking distance:

Previous Masterclass Trailers has hosted masterclasses around the word with professional mentors giving students real world studio experiences recording and mixing in world-class recording studios.

You Studio for the day

FLUX is a multi-room facility housing three state of the art studios, each with their own sense of style and unique blend of gear. Located in the bustle of New York's East Village, FLUX is a music recording studio with a vintage heart a modern head and vibe.

154 E 2nd street, 10009, New York, New York, USA


Amazing weekend, it was a truly illuminating experience. I feel like I've had a glimpse of the "top of the mountain" and know what a record by top class musicians in a world-class facility and mixed by industry leaders sounds like (and very importantly, how it was done).

Martin K
Masterclass Student

A traditional classroom setting could not do for you in 3 months what this class did for me in one weekend.

Kyle V

I guarantee you will not be the same mixer or producer as you were before the masterclass.

Tom K.
Masterclass Student

I was impressed by Fab's ability to convey knowledge, point out the most sonically important things and focus on the music all at the same time!

Thomas M.
Masterclass Student