API console specs, hybrid setup, printing to tape, mix versions, effects, drum treatment
Tracking, signal blend & processing of double bass, organ, lead vocal, piano, guitar
Static balance, fader position marking, clip gain, level automation of various parts
Guitar solo pan automation, balance tweaks, vocal riding, low level monitoring
Mix print, ATR vs. Studer master tape, depth increase, low end, 'glue'
The Wind Cries Mary
Grace Potter(15 min / 1h28)
Join us at LAFX studios in Hollywood for a series with iconic rock engineer and producer Eddie Kramer! We dive deep into his recording and mixing techniques used on 'The Wind Cries Mary' by Grace Potter – an outstanding cover of the Jimi Hendrix classic that Eddie also engineered in 1967. Kramer begins with an overview of the 70's API console, his hybrid workflow, and the signal routing setup. Outputting from Pro Tools to the desk, he mixes the record from scratch until he is satisfied enough to print on ATR master tape. Aside from sharing every detail of the mix process, Eddie gives insight into the tracking process for capturing vocals, drums, double bass, Hammond organ, piano, and electric guitar.
Subtitles in English, Spanish
About Eddie Kramer
Eddie Kramer has such an astonishing pedigree that his career description reads almost like the history of rock‘n’roll itself. During the sixties and early seventies he was at the heart of the birth of rock, when he worked with the likes of The Kinks, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Traffic, John Mayall, The Small Faces, and most of all, Jimi Hendrix — Kramer engineered all four albums released during the guitarist’s life, as well as five Led Zeppelin studio albums. Kramer continued...