SRC, console setup, I/O, busses, sends, sub-groups, hardware inserts, mix buss chain
Session prep, drums, guitars, output assignments, VCA faders, markers, levels, clip gain
Monitoring, balance, phase, drums, bass, guitars, noise gates, parallel processing
Vocals – tuning, compression, limiting, chorus effect, tape simulation, reverb, delay
Console automation process, working quietly, level & effects automation passes
Guitar EQ & clip gain, vocal automation, refinements, recap, work environment, printing
Another Minute with You
Phil x & The Drills
We’re excited to bring you the sequel to our previous Chris Lord-Alge series! After witnessing how CLA recorded the rock band ‘Phil X & The Drills’, you can now learn exactly how he mixed their song. At his own studio, ‘Mix L.A.’, Chris mixes the track from start to finish on his SSL 4000 G console, using an enviable collection of outboard gear alongside plug-ins within Pro Tools. Following a recap of the tracking session, a detailed walkthrough of his routing, and the configuration of his multi-track session, CLA dives into the mixing process. Throughout the series, he explains his actions as he works by giving reasons for the use of particular gear and settings on certain parts. You’ll see how he uses compression and EQ both as inserts and in parallel, his mix buss chain, his vocal effects, automation techniques, and much 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...