Smoke Break

Carrie Underwood

(21 min / 2h10)

Chris Lord-Alge

  • Mixing

Step inside 'Mix L.A.', the studio of superstar mix engineer Chris Lord-Alge! Throughout this series, CLA guides you through his mixing process with the country rock anthem 'Smoke Break' by singer Carrie Underwood. With the original Pro Tools mix session feeding his SSL 4000 console, Chris takes a listen to his original 2015 stereo mix, then challenges himself to remix the song in real time. He begins with a walkthrough of his session management principles, hybrid template, and an overview of his premium outboard gear used on the project. Going through all parts of the session, CLA reveals what plug-ins and equipment he applies to vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, bass, mandolin, electric guitar, drums, samples, claps, Hammond organ, and the mix buss. He then dives into the exciting process of mixing, and clearly explains his signal processing, automation moves, and other actions every step of the way!

Subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese

Chris Lord-Alge

About Chris Lord-Alge

Chris Lord-Alge’s talent is exemplified by his AllMusic credit list containing an astonishing 1100 entries, with huge names such as Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Avril Lavigne, Cher, Muse, Celine Dion, Michael Bublé, Aerosmith, Madonna, Green Day, Meat Loaf, U2, Snow Patrol, Sheryl Crow, Savage Garden, Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac, Black Eyed Peas, The Rolling Stones, Smashing Pumpkins, James Brown, Eric Clapton, Nine Inch Nails, Foo Fighters, My Chemical Romance and many more. He has won six Grammy...

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