Studio, console, speakers, gear, rough mix, I/O setup, arrangement, production, groove, vocal chains
Automation, analog & digital mix busses, drums, guitars, bass, synth, keys, dynamics, EQ, saturation
Mix compression, technique vs. intuition, reference tracks, efficiency, collaboration, emotion, finishing
The Adults Are Talking
The Strokes(13 min / 48 min)
Join mixer Ben Baptie for his debut MWTM series! Hosted at Pony Studios in London, this instalment guides you through Ben’s general workflow and focusses on his mix of ‘The Adults Are Talking’ by American rock band The Strokes.
He gives an overview of his studio, hybrid setup, and routing, then dives into the multi-track session to reveal his techniques! You will learn how Baptie combines the use of outboard gear and plug-ins to enrich the sounds of vocals, instruments, and the overall mix. Despite going into detail on parameter settings of various tools, he places emphasis on the importance of intuition and emotion in his approach to any project. He discusses what he learned from his prestigious mentor Tom Elmhirst and elaborates on the psychological aspect of mixing, all the while stressing the importance of having solid technical foundations that allow creativity to flourish!
Subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese
About Ben Baptie
Ben Baptie is a London based mix engineer. He works out of his own studio situated in London Fields, East London. He started his career assisting mix engineer Tom Elmhirst in both London and then the legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York. After 4 1/2 years with Tom he left to go freelance. The following year, he engineered for acts such as U2 and Will Butler (Arcade Fire), and mixed artists such as Mark Ronson and Lianne La Havas. In 2016 he moved back to London, from New York, working...