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MixWithTheMasters Deconstructing A Mix #44 Chris Lord-Alge

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MixWithTheMasters Deconstructing A Mix #44 Chris Lord-Alge
Observe the eminent Chris Lord-Alge mix 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams', the Grammy award-winning Record of the Year by Green Day! Filmed at his private studio Mix L.A. in California, this series reveals how CLA tackles a mix using only analog processing. He starts from scratch, opening the Pro Tools production session and taking you through his essential preparation stages. Chris explains the signal flow, shares his outboard gear of choice, and plays the raw signals. Upon getting a static balance, he launches into the impulsive sonic sculpting for which he is revered. You'll see how he addresses each element of the famous rock song, applying tasteful treatment with EQ, compression, and effects. He reiterates the importance of simplicity and using only the tools necessary for the job, showing how he can drastically enhance the audio in a straightforward manner. As always, CLA is as enlightening as he is entertaining!

Part 1
14 min - Session prep, signal flow, labelling, workflow consistency, cues, mix chain, delay times, effects sends

Part 2
16 min - Static balance, console EQ, phase, parallel processing, reverb, normalising, clip gain, compression

Part 3
09 min - Vocal slap effects, blending harmonies, bass presence, piano dynamics, outboard gear discussion

Part 4
07 min - Comparison between units, demonstration on drum tracks, lead vocal effects, painting a landscape

Part 5
23 min - First automation pass, console vs. Pro Tools workflow, section-based punching, reverb tail, saving moves

Part 6
17 min - Second automation pass, listening levels, master buss in & out, panning, print, advice to novice mixers
MP4
1.01 GB
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