Join us at Guillaume Tell studios in Paris for our first series with John Powell, with whom we delve into the film cue ‘Third Date’ from ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’. The renowned film composer enlightens us with his influences, workflow, sources of inspiration, arrangement techniques, studio setup, tracking approach, and much more! We advise to listen to the full track before watching the video.
Step into the Hollywood studio of distinguished engineer Tony Maserati, where he mixes the stem session of ‘Pick U Up’ by Foster the People! Using his custom template, select plug-ins and fine outboard gear, he demonstrates his hybrid approach to mixing live and sampled drums, claps, vintage synthesizers, strings, electric guitar, bass, and vocals.
Join us at Sphere Studios in Los Angeles with the revered producer and engineer Nick Launay! With the multi-track session of 'Echo' by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, he reveals the techniques he used to record the band, reasons for making particular decisions, his processing on certain parts, analog mix buss treatment, how he encourages optimal performances, and much more.
Enter the compelling world of film score mixing with Alan Meyerson! The acclaimed engineer demonstrates how he mixed an orchestral piece from 'The Predator', and reveals his microphone, preamp and signal routing decisions at the tracking stage. We observe how he harnesses modern DAW, plug-in and control surface technology to manage expansive track counts and let mixing creativity flourish.
Join us for an insightful talk by Larry Klein on the philosophy and psychology of record production. The eminent producer, songwriter and musician elaborates on a variety of topics including artist psychology, instilling confidence, suggesting ideas, maintaining perspective, working hours, choosing a take, directing a singer, knowing when to finish a track, and much more.
Welcome back for our second series with Justin Bieber’s tracking and mix engineer, Josh Gudwin! This time, we are focusing on the 2015 hit single ‘Love Yourself’, which he mixed 100% ITB. With the multi-track session open, Gudwin takes you through the raw tracks and demonstrates his signal chains, plug-in settings and routing. He also reveals Justin’s typical vocal recording setup!