Session setup, track count reduction, console, equipment overview, raw material, static balance, VCAs
Rhythm section EQ, effects sends, guitars, horns, vocals, delay time, normalisation, distortion check
Reverb units, application to vocals & drums, phase check, inserts, parallel EQ & compression, mix chain
Automation pass, workflow preferences, punching in, muting, clip gain, fade out
Fine tuning, mix print, listening through
Welcome to the Black Parade
My Chemical Romance(18 min / 1h17)
Step inside Chris Lord-Alge’s impressive studio ‘Mix L.A.’ to observe the legendary mix engineer at work! In this five-part instalment, CLA remixes the multiple award-winning rock anthem ‘Welcome to the Black Parade’ by My Chemical Romance.
Despite his ability to achieve top-class results working ‘in the box’, Chris tackles this ambitious project in his favourite way – all analog! Making the most of his SSL 4000 console and enviable collection of gear, the Grammy winner demonstrates his workflow using only hardware processing.
Throughout the course of this series, you’ll get an up-close view of CLA’s movements at the console, outboard units, and Pro Tools, which is used primarily for playback and print. Chris reveals his choice of equipment and settings to enhance the raw signals of voice, drums, bass, guitars, horns, organ, piano, and more.
Enjoy a detailed look at how this true master takes the record from A to Z, conveying the efficient and impulsive approach he is so highly respected for!
Subtitles in English, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese
Join Chris Lord-Alge at La Fabrique for a week-long mixing seminar from October 03–09! The American engineer is a true force to be reckoned with in the studio. Since the 1980s, his mixes have dominated charts and airwaves across the globe, with notable contributions to seminal albums and singles by Green Day, Bruce Springsteen, Muse, Prince, Tina Turner, and more.
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...