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Nick Launay

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
"Echo"

Inside the Track #30

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Part 1
00:18:32

Song selection, recording the band, mixing stages, guitar tones, session overview 

Part 2
00:09:52

Drum processing, blending kicks & snares, bass tone adjustment, capturing mood

Part 3
00:21:25

  Workflow on Pro Tools & console, guitars, vocal, strings, mix buss treatment

Part 4
00:11:44

Working with bands, the psychology of production, attaining a vocal performance

Join us at Sphere Studios in Los Angeles with the revered producer and engineer Nick Launay, where he shares his experience and people skills approach to working with bands. Focussing on Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Launay discusses tracking at Sunset Sound studios, and enlightens us to his mixing process that comprises most of the work 'in the box', then finishing on a console. We dive into the multi-track session of their song 'Echo', which contains a vast array of guitar tracks and two different drum kits. Nick reveals the techniques he used to record the band, reasons for making particular decisions, his processing on certain parts, analog mix buss treatment, how he encourages optimal performances, and more!

about Nick Launay

Nick Launay is an English record producer, composer and recording engineer He is one of the most sought after record producers in the world due to his success with recent albums by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

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