Session voices, rig setup, strings, samples, percussion, player & mic positions, formats, ITB vs. console
Atmos routing, CPU efficiency, sends, returns, reverb types, S6 configuration, VCAs, imaging, EQ
Woodwind, choirs, low harmonics, taming harshness, multi-band compression, synths, managing density
Harp, Celeste, brightness, delay, envelope modification, time alignment, sub bass, mix deliverables
Surround & atmos stems, LFE channel, brass, groups, limiting, down-mixing, stereo master, outboard chain
Level automation, groove, dynamics, movement, feathering long reverb, mix comparison to reference
Pirates of the Caribbean
Hans Zimmer(21 min / 2h01)
Join Alan Meyerson for a deep dive into one of modern cinema’s most famous movie scores – the theme from ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’! Throughout this series, the renowned engineer shares the details of how he recorded and mixed the outstanding piece of music, originally composed by Hans Zimmer. Meyerson takes you through the enormous multi-track session comprising 745 voices across three Pro Tools rigs, giving you an exclusive listen to parts on brass, woodwind, strings, percussion, and so much more. He explains how he chose to place the performers in the studio for tracking, the microphones used, and their positioning. You’ll learn how he configures his Avid S6 control surface, routes his sends and returns, groups to VCA faders, and pans signals for translation across various formats. He reveals a range of mix techniques implemented to enhance impact, tighten low end, reduce harshness, increase depth, and much more!
Subtitles in English, Spanish
About Alan Meyerson
Alan Meyerson is one of the greatest movie scoring mixers of the modern era. With 200+ credits on IMDb and double that amount on AllMusic.com, Meyerson has an unparalleled wealth of experience in engineering and mixing in general, and score mixing in particular. He has worked with leading film score composers like James Newton Howard, John Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams, and Danny Elfman, and has a particularly long-standing working relationship with the great Hans Zimmer that continues to this...