Some mixes sound flat and boring. Others give the illusion that you’ve been enveloped in a vast 3D universe where every sound and every track exists and flourishes in its very own sonic space. These are the mixes that really stand out from the crowd and capture our imagination.
Creating three dimensional soundscapes is what has made Greg Townley -Hollywood’s premiere mixer and sound designer- famous. In this wonderful tutorial, Sonic Dimension, Greg brings to macProVideo the first of several mixing tutorials explaining how he creates his incredible sonic masterpieces. He shows us his finely tuned techniques and explains how we can give our mixes the same sonic illusion complete with front to back, side to side and high and low dimensions.
Greg Townley is one of Hollywood’s goto mixers for feature films, trailers, soundtracks and sessions. His feature film mixing credits include such hits as: Sideways, Wedding Crashers and Blackhawk Down. His session work includes artists like: Alicia Keys, Alanis Morissette, Usher, Lil’ Kim, Chris Isaacs and Liz Phair.
When someone as talented as Greg Townley shares the techniques that keep him on top of Hollywood’s “A List” it’s important for all of us to listen up and learn something! So sit back, watch and listen because we know that you’ll pick up a tip or two to give your mixes the musical magic of Sonic Dimension.
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Marcos H wrote on May 20, 2018
From all the tutorials I´ve watched (and I´ve watch many) this was a turning point for me. I started understanding what is mixing about thanks to Greg Townley. Outstanding and necessary course.
Gerald B. wrote on January 18, 2018
Very good instructor. Very easy to follow what he was teaching. I learned about an External Word Clock. for the first time. Now I'll study that subject. Maybe I need one for my studio.
Luigi Suardi wrote on August 2, 2017
Good Tutorial, it's an example to aproaching mix in a quite different way from usual.
Depth of mix and use of Reverbs and Delays with EQing and Compression here is more evident and very good for educational purpose
Hindie wrote on September 30, 2015
I liked watching this course, it put's a mix in perspective. Has a lot of useful iformation that you can use, when you want to give dimension and space to the different elements in a mix. Than you.
Brock Harris wrote on May 16, 2015
Sonic Dimension by Greg Townley has been a great follow up to the MPV Home Studio acoustics and studio construction courses. The mix workflow that Greg presents is similar to the workflow that I have been learning in my current college mixing course. I am looking forward to the Sonic Dimension: Expanded class, which should elaborate on intermediate/advanced techniques for the concepts presented in these tutorials.
FabMac wrote on April 2, 2015
Very useful course, smart and well done. Hope to see more videos like this one in the future.
Dan wrote on December 15, 2014
Did this course as I was curious to learn something new not related to typical music creation and I must admit that I was totally surprised about the quality of this course. Did it in a straight run, simply can't stop watching...
District Sound Lab wrote on November 27, 2014
A very interesting course. Lots of great ideas for next level mixing. I am plowing right through to the sequel!
Mick Marlow wrote on November 8, 2014
Really superb course highly recommended to anyone wishing to learn how mixing is done by a true pro.
Ren wrote on November 4, 2014
Greg Townley introduced dimensions to mixing like I've never experienced before, I look forwards to more tutorials from this scholar of the mix.