Production, arrangement, digital vs. tape recording, rough vs. final mix, session overview
Mix treatment, drum compression, gating, EQ, reverb, bit-crush, samples, pitch-shift, re-amp
Tambourine, bass guitar, synth, keys, pad, flute, guitars, resonance, ambience, rear buss
Strings, progression, supportive parts, guitar solos, vocal inserts & effects, pitch-shift, spread
Parallel vocal processing, blending whispers, auto-panning, clip gain, level automation
Step inside Monnow Valley studio for a mixing series with Andrew Scheps! The innovative engineer opens his multi-track of ‘Broken Bones’ by CRX to show you exactly how he crafted the final mix. Andrew speaks of the project’s background, discusses Josh Homme’s production style, and gives an overview of the session. He compares the rough mix to his final print, then demonstrates his approach taken and methods employed to achieve the desired emotional and sonic impact. You’ll learn how Scheps enhanced the raw signals of electric guitar, bass, drums, percussion, strings, keyboard, flute, and vocals. He reveals a multitude of ITB mix techniques that includes bit reduction, EQ, saturation, pitch-shifting, stereo spread, effects, limiting, and parallel compression. This is all done ‘in the box’ using Andrew’s Pro Tools mix template, developed and refined over decades of mixing top-tier artists!
About Andrew Scheps
Andrew Scheps has an incredible career of achievements, which incorporates a credit list featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Michael Jackson, Robbie Robertson, Justin Timberlake, Iggy Pop, U2, Jay-Z, and many more, as well as several Grammy Awards. Scheps’ work on the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s album Stadium Arcadium in 2005 was a turning point for his approach to engineering. He found the band’s decision to record and mix entirely in analogue so refreshing that he fitted...