Darius 'tabu' Lipsey

Mixing, Mastering, Beat Making

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My name is Darius, I'm an mix engineer/producer out of Indiana. I assisted under and engineer with over 30 years experience for 2 years before freelancing. I've have edited, co-mixed, and co-produced a regionally broadcast radio show. I've also have mixed record featuring Arsonal Da Rebel.

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Interview with Darius 'tabu' Lipsey

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: I am working on several track for the group Trybe out of Indiana and a personal Ep.

  3. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  4. A: I've been working as an engineer for 2 years.

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: I have technical proficiency with pro tools.

  7. Q: What's your typical work process?

  8. A: My typical process when I receive a song for mixing begins with verifying all the needed files are available and where they need to be. If there is a reference track available I will listen to that several times while taking note of song key, tempo if those aren't provided. I generally will use the vocals as the main focal point to create a volume level mix before moving on to editing timing issue, and general noise (clicks, pops, loud breathes, etc). Once those boxes are check I use a combination of effects, EQ shaping, compression, reverbs, and delays to make an awesome mix.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: I am doing most of my mixing and post production editing in Pro Tool 12.4. I also make beats which is primarily done with the latest version of Logic Pro X and a M-Audio Code 49 midi Controller. I'm monitoring and mixing through JBL LSR305 5" monitors and Sennheiser HD 650 Headphone in a treated room. I'm mixing completely in the box with various plugins including analog emulations Waves, Sonnex, Plugin Alliance, SoftTube and more.

  11. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  12. A: Jaycen Joshua and MixedbyAli inspire me with their work ethic and the results they produce with artist that like Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar who I admire as artist.

  13. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  14. A: Most commonly I provide my clients with quality mixes that are ready for mastering by myself or another engineer.

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