Back in July I was in the studio with the band Mandroid Echostar to produce drums & vocals, and then mix a new single. In today’s video, I’m sharing some footage from the recording session… and then taking you into my mix to show you some of the raw tracks + what I did with… Continue readingInside my latest recording / mix session!
Inside The Mix
When I got tapped to mix the new Emery record, I had a problem. I wanted to do it…but the timeline was super tight. In the end, I was able to pull it off. And everyone is stoked on the mix – me, the band, and their fans. In this video, I’m sharing how I… Continue readingHow I mixed a whole album in 36 hours
One of the main reasons people don’t have pro-sounding mixes is that they treat the tracks like delicate china. In this video, I’m sharing how I executed my vision for Emery’s “I Don’t Know You At All,” giving you some insight into how you can make more fearless moves in your mixes.
I was messing around with one of my original Counterparts mix sessions for “Prophets,” and I decided to hit record and share this with you. This video moves fairly quickly through some powerful mix changes, so it might feel a little advanced to some, but just for fun, here’s how I would improve my mix… Continue readingMaking An Old Mix Better! Counterparts ‘Prophets’ – 10 Years Later
This time I’m opening up my mix session for Silverstein’s song, “Late on 6th.” This is one of the most unique tracks on their 7th record, and we committed to some cool sounds on the way in. This video highlights how we achieved different guitar tones and committed to a dirty, squashed drum sound for… Continue readingInside the Mix – SILVERSTEIN ‘Late on 6th’
By popular demand! This instalment of Inside the Mix dives into my session for Intervals – “Mata Hari.” This is an instrumental guitar-driven record, so we’ll look at: How to smooth out & tighten up the rhythm guitars with minimal processing How to get the lead to cut through the mix and stay upfront My… Continue readingInside the Mix – INTERVALS: Mixing Rhythm & Lead Guitars for Metal
Here’s a look inside my mix for the Forevermore ‘Telos’ record. See how I manage low-tuned bass, smooth out an over-aggressive guitar tone, and give clean guitars and pianos their own space in such a heavy mix. I love getting to hear pro records broken down in solo and see how it all comes together… Continue readingInside the Mix – FOREVERMORE ‘Wormtongue’
Here’s another peek inside the mix for “Let You Down” by River Oaks (Shane Told of Silverstein). In the first video, I walked through my EQ techniques for the acoustic guitars. In this video, I show you the rest of the chain – the compressors. Counterparts Counterparts – 10 Years Later Forevermore Intervals River Oaks… Continue readingInside the Mix – RIVER OAKS Part 2: Compressing acoustic guitars
Here’s a peek inside the mix for “Let You Down” by River Oaks (Shane Told of Silverstein). This video walks through how I used EQ on the acoustic guitars to put them up-front in the mix and create the acoustic-driven rock vibe. Watch more mix videos from my discography: Counterparts Counterparts – 10 Years Later… Continue readingInside the Mix – RIVER OAKS (Shane Told): EQ on acoustic guitars
#TBT! Here’s a look at my mix session for Counterparts “Goodbye, Megaton.” This record was recorded and mixed in 2009, and surprisingly I still get compliments on the sound of this record. In this video I take a look back at what made this mix unique. I find it a valuable exercise to take some… Continue readingInside the Mix – COUNTERPARTS ‘Prophets’