Rough vs. final mix, drum replacement, EQ, flanging, saturation, gating, compression
Drum busses, transient control, distortion, EQ, excitement, multi-band compression
Bass, guitars, piano, blending, EQ, compression, filtering, modulation, spatial processing
Vocal & mix buss processing, plug-ins vs. hardware, sonic contrast, aesthetic
All These Things
Join us at Manhattan Beach recording studios for a series with the supremely creative mixer Tchad Blake! Known for working fully 'in the box' while thinking far outside of it, Blake continues to impart his unique stamp on records. Focussing on the mix of 'All These Things' by Thomas Dybdahl, Tchad reveals his latest innovative techniques for achieving his revered sound that oozes character. After comparing the rough mix to his final, he takes you through all the treatments used on lead and backing vocals, drums, piano, bass, guitars, and the mix buss. With the Pro Tools session open, he demonstrates exactly how he applied compression, EQ, distortion, gating, transient control, spatial enhancement, and much more!
About Tchad Blake
Tchad Blake has an impressive discography, having worked with numerous artists and musicians, including Arctic Monkeys, State Radio, Apartment 26, Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel, Pearl Jam, Tom Waits, Sheryl Crow, Crowded House, Tracy Chapman, The Dandy Warhols, The Black Keys, U2, and The Pretenders, amongst many others. Blake to date has won five Grammy Awards, including Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and Best Rock Album for Sheryl Crow's The Globe Sessions (1998), Best Engineered Album,...