Inside the Track #34
Inside the Track #34
Project background, genre fusion, ITB remix overview, claps, vocals, ‘explosions’, pre-delay on reverb
Lead & backing vocal chains, synth & clap treatment, sub-bass EQ, analog-style saturation, monitoring
Frequency placement & preference, sparing voltage, drawing sidechain compression, ITB vs. console, aux tracks
Harp & tambour treatment, reducing fidelity, ‘transformer’ tracks, parallel compression, comparison to rough mix
Vocal inserts & effects, gain structure, routing, mix buss chain, transients, perceived loudness, mastering
It’s finally here – our first ever series with Jaycen Joshua! This unique set of videos uncovers the template and highly sought-after techniques used by the exceptionally talented mixer. Using a new ITB mix session of the hypnotic 2018 single ‘Malamente’ by Spanish artist Rosalía, Jaycen shows you how he managed to craft a fully digital mix that competes with his original console mix. He discusses and plays the source tracks, then demonstrates how he treated them using his innovative template and plug-in settings. Aside from the technical aspect, Jaycen tells of how his involvement in the project began, the collaboration with artist and producer, his sonic expression through personal taste, optimising transients and voltage for perceived loudness, mastering, and more. To make this series even more special, we have featured the legendary Dave Pensado asking Jaycen some very pertinent questions about his approach!
Jaycen Joshua’s career in the music business began at age fifteen, when he began working at MCA and Motown records under the mentorship of Jheryl Busby Later, he undertook a Marketing / A&R position at Dreamworks, then joined MTV as a show developer and Viacom in the advertisement division.
Dave Pensado is counted among the recording industry’s most distinguished mix engineers
His career began in Atlanta in the 1970s, where he engineered sound for live shows and studios; He relocated to Los Angeles in 1990, and has since mixed countless hit records by Christina Aguilera, Pink, Shakira, Beyoncé, Flo Rida, Afrojack, Michael Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Elton John, and Jill Scott, to name but a few.