Sends, returns, busses, mix chain, track count, bass, drums, piano, samples, percussion
Bass & piano dynamics, lead guitar effects, rhythm guitar phase & blend, vocal treatment
Original mix review, parallel processing, analog vs. digital EQ, engaging automation
Automation passes, finishing the mix, recap, commentary, different ways to automate
Step inside Mix L.A. studio for a series with superstar engineer Chris Lord-Alge! This four-part instalment dives into CLA's first ever mix for the iconic rock band Muse – their acclaimed 2012 release 'Survival'. Using his SSL 4000 E console and an array of outboard gear, Chris builds a new mix of the record, then compares it to his original. He concisely explains his template and routing that comprises forty-four tracks from Pro Tools summing through his console to a mix buss chain. You'll witness the details of how he treats vocals, drums, samples, bass, percussion, piano, and electric guitars. Aside from demonstrating his straightforward yet highly effective workflow, Chris elaborates on other considerations – when not to apply compression, phase relationships, automation techniques, analog vs. digital EQ, 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...