Jake Perrine | 6 Dimensions of a Mix – Part 2: 6D-2Y

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In this tutorial, Jake shares with us the second tool in the 6 Dimensions of a mix series.

Each of these tools references 1 of the 6 dimensions of a mix, which Jake goes into detail about in his books and his MixLab course.

This week’s tool is focused is lovingly referred to as 6D-2Y, and is a dynamics processor. There are lots of ways to think about Dynamics and Dynamics processing. The first tool in the series was a pan tool and referred to the x-axis of a virtual room that our mix sits in. With 6D-2Y think of the volume of the mix or any elements within that mix as existing in the y-plane.

Want to learn more about Jake’s 6 dimensions of mixing in detail? Check out Jake’s MixLab course here!

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Jake Perrine has been a music and education enthusiast all his life. He began composing electronic "bleeps and bloops" in 1984 on an Apple II+.He honed his audio chops as an audio engineer for RealNetworks, pioneering over 200 webcasts of prestigious events such as The Tibetan Freedom Concert, The Intel NY New Music Festival, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Backstreet Boys, U2, and countless others.  His first rock musical work, “VAMP – Consumption in Three Acts,” was performed at the Lamb’s Theatre in Times Square in 2001.He taught audio production at The Art Institute of Seattle for over a decade. He was deeply involved with the Oracle Gatherings, as a tarot reader, DJ, musician, performer, sound designer, director, technical director, and ultimately as managing director. Jake has been a house mastering engineer at Seattle’s prestigious RFI/CD mastering studio where he mastered over 200 CD projects of musicians from around the world.Jake has self-produced electronic music under the project heading “Spire,” showcasing his songwriting, performance and engineering skills, and is one half of the duo Bloom with Michael Maricle.Since 2010, Jake has written three books on Ableton Live for Hal Leonard publishing.  He is also an Ableton Live Certified Trainer. It was at his Live Certification in Seattle that Jake met Vespers, and the seeds of Warp Academy were planted.As Lead Trainer for Warp Academy, Jake has imagined and guided the creation of Warp Academy's ever-expanding curriculum.

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