Born In The USA

Bruce Springsteen

Bob Clearmountain

  • Mixing

We're proud to release our second instalment with one of history's most influential mixers, Bob Clearmountain! To make this series extra special, we're featuring a truly iconic song – 'Born in the U.S.A.' by the legendary Bruce Springsteen. At his private studio, Clearmountain gives you an exclusive listen to the digitised raw tracks, recounts the process of making the record in 1982, then remixes the parts in modern hybrid fashion! You'll hear the signals of the original multi-track, then witness how Bob enhances the sound of live drums, percussion, bass, guitars, piano, synth, glockenspiel, and Springsteen's captivating vocal. He guides you through his setup, comprising a Solid State Logic G+ console, Pro Tools, vintage outboard gear, and cutting-edge plug-ins. You can learn all about out his workflow that incorporates a variety of straightforward techniques to achieve the pristine results heard on countless hit records!


Bob Clearmountain

About Bob Clearmountain

Bob Clearmountain is an American recording engineer, mixer, and producer. He began playing bass guitar as a teen and became fascinated by recording technology. Upon the splitting up of his band, he secured a job as assistant engineer at Media Sound studios in NYC. Throughout the '70s, Clearmountain made his mark on successful disco albums by Chic and Sister Sledge. The early '80s brought further opportunities with superstars Bryan Adams, Roxy Music, David Bowie, Hall & Oates, INXS, Bruce Springsteen,...

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