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CHRIS LORD-ALGE

  • 2h10

Three Days Grace
"The Mountain"

Deconstructing a Mix #34

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Deconstructing a Mix #34

Part 1
00:08:52

Session layout and management, template overview, track grouping and colour, audio clip terminology

Part 2
00:10:28

Organising and editing drums, buss assignments, bass tracks, effects, arrangement and labelling

Part 3
00:21:50

Mix send and return, master buss compression, drums and bass EQ, compression, gate, reverb

Part 4
00:07:51

Using the ‘commit' feature, balancing keyboards, mix buss compressor swap, EQ refinement

Part 5
00:16:35

Discussing VCAs, sends and the mix buss, effects routing, plug-in choice, setting parameters 

Part 6
00:30:51

Master gain reduction, limiters, guitar balance and processing, snare compression, drum panning

Part 7
00:28:38

Vocal compression, master EQ, VCA fader creation, level automation, frequent analog mix  comparison

Part 8
00:06:28

Master compressor and EQ settings, making a digital mix sound more analog, challenges faced

Join mixing star Chris Lord-Alge as he challenges himself to mix a track 100% ITB and have it compete with his own original analog version! At Studios La Fabrique, he takes you through the session of alternative rock song ‘The Mountain’ by Three Days Grace, revealing his methods for preparation, management and template usage within Pro Tools. Following this, CLA dives into the digital remix, while continuously reverting to the analog print for comparison. An up-close screen view of the session lets you witness every detail of Chris’ workflow as he reveals his favourite plug-ins, parameter settings, effects routing tricks, automation techniques, mix buss processing, and more.

about CHRIS LORD-ALGE

Chris Lord-Alge’s talent is exemplified by his AllMusic credit list containing an astonishing 1100 entries, with huge names such as Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Avril Lavigne, Cher, Muse, Celine Dion, Michael Bublé, Aerosmith, Madonna, Green Day, Meat Loaf, U2, Snow Patrol, Sheryl Crow, Savage Garden, Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac, Black Eyed Peas, The Rolling Stones, Smashing Pumpkins, James Brown, Eric Clapton, Nine Inch Nails, Foo Fighters, My Chemical Romance and many more

He has won six Grammy Awards, and with his position as one of the world’s leading mixers, has been nicknamed ‘Lord of the Mix’.

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