Inside The Mix: Green Day with Andrew Scheps


01h 35min


Dissect Green Day's Signature Stadium Punk Rock Sound

Learn how Grammy-winning mix engineer Andrew Scheps mixed the Green Day single “Bang Bang”.

In this exclusive mixing tutorial, Andrew opens up his final mixing session and shows you how he added the final sonic touches and details to the band’s self-produced record Revolution Radio.

Watch and learn as Andrew walks you through every track, every plugin and most importantly every decision he made to bring the song to life and ready to rock radio stations worldwide.

Throughout this 1.5 hour tutorial, hear before and after comparisons and learn the techniques a multi-platinum mix engineer uses to amplify the band’s legendary punk rock energy on their 12th studio album.

Learn how to:

  • Create a larger-than-life soundstage and still maintain a punk rock attitude and energy
  • Find a sonic vision for the mix that fits with the artist’s concept and direction
  • Loud, punchy and huge sounding drums without using samples
  • Apply a mixing template for a consistent sound and easy workflow
  • EQ and balance doubled heavy guitar tones
  • Fill out the mix with a bass tone that grounds the entire mix and also cuts through on small speakers
  • Create a distinct and clear vocal tone that adds attitude and dimension to the mix
  • Add stereo bus processing to nail the mix before sending it off to mastering
  • Get a loud, fast and aggressive sounding mix without making it sound squashed, smashed or losing speed/energy

Whether you’re a fan of the band or curious to see how a real hit record gets mixed, this tutorial takes you deep inside the process and techniques Andrew used to nail Green Day’s signature stadium and radio rock sound while staying true to their punk rock roots.

Please note: This tutorial does not include the multitrack stems as per the artist’s request.

Equipment & Software
  • Avid Lo-Fi
  • Avid EQ III
  • iZotope Alloy 2
  • iZotope Nectar
  • Waves CLA drums
  • Waves CLA-76
  • Waves L2
  • Waves REDD.17
  • Waves Scheps 73
  • Waves PulgTec EQP
  • Sound Toys Decapitator
  • Sound Toys Radiator 1567A
  • UAD Fairchild 679
  • UAD Fatso
  • UAD Neve
  • Sonnox Oxford Limiter
  • Slate Digital
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Andrew Scheps

Andrew Scheps is a music producer, mixing engineer and record label owner based in the United Kingdom. He has received Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album for his work on Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stadium Arcadium, Album Of The Year for Adele's 21, and also Best Reggae Album for Ziggy Marley's Fly Rasta.

Andrew started as a musician, but found that what he enjoyed most was working behind the scenes. This led him to study recording at the University of Miami. After graduating, he spent some time working for Synclavier, and then on the road with Stevie Wonder (as a keyboard tech) and Michael Jackson (mixing live sound). But he found his home in the studio, and he honed his craft working for producers such as Rob Cavallo, Don Was and Rick Rubin.

Andrew collaborated with Waves in order to create his own line of plug-ins which include the Scheps 73 EQ and the Scheps Parallel Particles.

Andrew is one of the best known mixing engineers in the world, well-known for his Rear Bus mixing techniques that he developed working on his 64 input Neve 8068 console and his love for distortion of any kind. If you are watching pureMix videos you will see that he managed to carry his analog sound signature over to a fully portable digital rig. These days, Andrew mixes completely In The Box as it allows him much greater flexibility and the ability to work on several project simultaneously.



Lana Del Rey

Red Hot Chili Peppers


Michael Jackson

Green Day

Featured Artists and Musics

Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1986 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. For much of the group's career, the band has been a trio with drummer Tré Cool, who replaced former drummer John Kiffmeyer in 1990 prior to the recording of the band's second studio album, Kerplunk (1991). Guitarist Jason White, who has worked with the band as a touring member since 1999, was an official member from 2012 to 2016.

  • Bang Bang

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2020 Apr 01
Thanks Andrew; love how you top guys seem to be very open about what you do without fear of being bettered. My take away is if it sounds good it is good. Cheers, Ross
2019 Aug 21
Andrew is such a great teacher. He's like that cool High School Teacher that you always will remember. Great video.
2018 Dec 30
Love listening to Andrew explain his thought processes and rationale for even the most minute tweaks. The level of detail at which these pro's are working is astounding and educational. Thank you, Andrew!
2018 Mar 28
Is this mix pre mastered or post mastered?So is he mastering while processing the master bus?or is it going to be mastered separately?does Andrew get all of his RMS and loudness with the compressor eq on the master bus?
2018 Jan 18
is not very compressed in the master buss for the mastering staff?
alban emiri
2017 Jul 18
The Session is at 96khz/24 bit, did I get it right? Thanks
2017 Jul 16
Quand est-ce que la vidéo sera sous-titrée Français? Merci.
2017 Jun 12
@benlindell does andrew send his premasters at that level ? It seems pretty darn hot from the meters, i was told to leave headroom for the mastering engineer. Other thing, why are all his meters overloading ? He does not seem to care that much...can you explain ?
2017 Jun 07
toms were drummer perspective but oh and hh were audience perspective?
Mathew Scot
2017 May 25
First time on here - watchedthis video twice an mixed my current project in a save as - applied the parallel tricks,Bounced it an left the room. Excited to come in studio tomorrow and A/B compare. Def changed my mix style forever :) thank you! Parallel compression is something I've used on drums for decades - never thought apply it to a rear bus or the other stuff Andrew does. so thank you! It's sucks to be an assistant in the 90s an your engineer not share texhnique cause of Job security. So thank you for sharing
2017 May 22
Le guitar sound big aand huge. This video alone worth the pro membership. Much pumping on the compressa! ah!
2017 May 22
Favorite band of all times. Andrew is the master.
2017 May 22
Great course, really loved the info shared here! I do have to agree, though, that this could have been a LITTLE more in-depth. I mean this as respectfully as possible, not trying to be inflammatory. But I would have loved to know a bit more about the production side of things, even if this was only about mixing. The lack of stems is a bit of a bummer (although to be fair, I WAS aware of this before buying) — not a huge deal, but it would have been helpful to have maybe just a few bars of the main riff to tinker around with. But all in all, this was still awesome. Appreciate it guys!!
2017 May 20
this would have been more useful if he went over the processing that was done to the raw tracks green day did, even if he wasnt the one that applied them
2017 May 20
@benlindell thats great and all, like seriously that is a great thing. but (and this is just my opinion) people seeking tutorials are looking for something a little more in depth, i mean its a cool song awesome band, awesome mixer, cool template and all, but there isnt much to pick up off of this tutorial as far as knowledge to walk away with
2017 May 19
definitely another great tutorial by the master! but i was just wondering how much difference was made from the mastering of the song? maybe a before and after??
2017 May 18
@Daylate, sorry to hear you feel that way but I fear you're missing the point. Yes the tracks arrived in great condition from a band with over 30 years of studio experience but the key, IMO, to this tutorial is learning and hearing how simple tweaks and working with a mixing workflow that Andrew has spent years developing can add the final 10-20% that a production of this quality needs to stand out. He obviously does much more than just boost 1k and 7k and call it a day. Plus for me personally, getting to hear one of my all time favorite bands, track by track, was incredible!
2017 May 18
this tutorial sucks. let me summarize it for you. the band recorded it and edited and eqed it the way they wanted, Andrew thru his template on it and raised 1k for the guitars and 7k for the bass done. look i love Andrew and everything but what good is a tutorial like this??? waste of money
2017 May 17
Thanks, Ben. I was kinda going nuts trying to see the whole thing. Lots of good stuff. It was good to see you at last year's MixCon after being out of touch since ERA. The site's a beast! Looking forward to viewing some more tutorials in the near future. Be well, my friend. -Tony L
2017 May 16
Please Transcript!!!!
Rodrigo Cunha
2017 May 13
Translate to Portuguese please!! kkkk
2017 May 12
As always very inspiring. Many thanks for sharing this.
2017 May 11
Andrew, thank you so much for sharing your time and insight with the PureMix community. All of your videos are enlightening, and this one was no exception. I took my daughter to a Green Day concert, her first major concert, a couple of months back and they rocked it for 2 and half hours!!! Bang! Bang! is one of her favorites and it was so cool to hear your mixing decisions and thought process for the song. You really captured on the record the energy, power, intensity and punksmanship we experienced at the show! Bravo, and thanks, again--I look forward to the next vid!
2017 May 10
What the heck is the RMS of that? Just about every needle is pinned!
2017 May 10
This is too rad. Thank you. Love the song, upon hearing the new album this one definitely "punched" out
2017 May 09
Awesome!! Please note: This tutorial does not include the multitrack stems as per the artist’s request. :(
The Rocker
2017 May 09
From Yeah !!!,,, to ,,,, YyyyeeeooowwwW!!!,,, to,,, awesome :D
2017 May 08
Looking forward to this. Love how these guys are not snobby about plug ins - whatever gets the job done.
2017 May 07
great mix andrew!
White Cat Studio
2017 May 07
Another great video from Andrew!!! And a great song from a great band..
2017 May 06
Andrew FTW!