Natural Born Killer

Avenged Sevenfold

Andy Wallace

  • Mixing

Join the legendary rock engineer Andy Wallace at Platinum Sound recording studios in New York City! On a SSL 9000 K Series console, Wallace transforms the Pro Tools session of 'Natural Born Killer' by metal band Avenged Sevenfold into a thundering analog mix. Using no more than desk processing, outboard effects and stereo buss compression, the mixing veteran demonstrates his expertise in blending heavy electric guitars, bass, drums, and vocals. Observe how he achieves a clear, modern, punchy mix though the well-informed use of EQ, compression, gating, sample triggering, effects, and meticulous automation. He explains his every decision, and also elaborates on monitoring, aesthetic vision, gain-staging, and general workflow.


Andy Wallace

About Andy Wallace

Andy Wallace’s name is synonymous with a successful and active career, and calls to mind many classic records such as Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Buckley, Slayer, Alice Cooper, Prince, The Cult, Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, Sheryl Crow, Sonic Youth, Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Rush, and Rage Against The Machine. Wallace has been awarded eight Grammy Award nominations and one Grammy Award, in 1999, for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical (shared with Tchad Blake and Trina Shoemaker) for Sheryl...

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