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Mixing and Panning - Beatles Style

Just when you thought you knew how to mix, these guys wreck every theory you ever had. Well, not really. But they sure don't mix like this anymore. In this video I break down my thoughts on how Sir George Martin achieved his classic sound and then, I will have the nerve to try these theories on one of my own songs. Blasphemy? Maybe. But I had fun trying anyway. I hope you all enjoy.

Posted by Johnny Geib on March 3, 2015 at 12:01 AM 3240 Views

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8 Comments

Reply ALDRICH LIONEL KAMIJAN
8:20 AM on May 27, 2017 
Hahaha!!!
Thigh claps lol! Genius
Reply John Cyr (cyreousj)
10:41 PM on June 18, 2015 
Just started watching your videos and glad I stumbled upon them. I like your teaching method very much. As to your Beatle mix, great job. I actually did this once at a mixing contest via the web and was criticized for it. They said, "Never heard of vocals coming from one side before." Got scored low and did not win the contest. Love what your doing and will be following you now. Thanks John.
Reply Johnny Geib
7:02 PM on June 2, 2015 
Shawn Eckert says...
Sounds great Johnny!
Do you have a video that explains exporting mix down versus mastering?


No I don't. But they can sound different as putting effects on a 2 track file has different effects then putting them on a multi track output. Compression and EQ can sound different.
Reply Shawn Eckert
8:45 PM on May 17, 2015 
Sounds great Johnny!
Do you have a video that explains exporting mix down versus mastering?
Reply Johnny Geib
5:12 AM on March 10, 2015 
Well I do appreciate all the kind words on this one. Glad you all enjoyed it!!
Reply Sean Perkins
4:41 PM on March 3, 2015 
Johnny, you are reading my mind! I have been wondering if this was possible for over a year now and you pretty much summed it up for me. I think it is possible to do a Beatles mix with modern mixing and thanks to you, we now have a good starting point.
Best Regards,
Sean B. Perkins
Reply Tom Kaplan
9:01 AM on March 3, 2015 
Excellent topic. It seemed to me that your new mix took on a whole new vibe. Looking forward to trying this. thanks for posting
Reply casadeMusika
1:13 AM on March 3, 2015 
As a learning Newbie, with my yet untrained ears, Johnny, and because I, too, am a Beatles era fan, I do believe you Beatle'd up your song! Good, good job. Thanks for doing this. Gives me ideas for what I am doing also. Appreciate the effort.