Console specs, headphone mixes, pre-production, structure, instrumentation, mic setup
Sound check, levels, drum compression, bass signal phase relationships, vocals, guitars
Going through tracks, combinations vs. individuals, filtering & EQ, extra part ideas, warm-up
Final tracking, overdubs, EQ, dynamics, gate, side-chain, rough print, session prep for mix
Love & Hate
Step inside Monnow Valley Studio to learn about production and recording from Andrew Scheps! The renowned engineer tracks the song 'Love & Hate' by Her, while explaining his workflow, techniques, and musical ideas throughout the process. He takes you through his setup that comprises a Neve 8068 Mk II console, Pro Tools, outboard gear, and microphones. Andrew meets the band to discuss instrumentation, song structure, aesthetic, and pre-production, then reveals his microphone choice, placement, and ideas for signal treatment. After devising a plan of action and preparing the session, Scheps and the band cut the record and build a rough mix. Finally, Andrew demonstrates how he cleans up the Pro Tools multi-track and saves it as a project file in preparation for mixing.
About Andrew Scheps
Andrew Scheps has an incredible career of achievements, which incorporates a credit list featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Michael Jackson, Robbie Robertson, Justin Timberlake, Iggy Pop, U2, Jay-Z, and many more, as well as several Grammy Awards. Scheps’ work on the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s album Stadium Arcadium in 2005 was a turning point for his approach to engineering. He found the band’s decision to record and mix entirely in analogue so refreshing that he fitted...