Efficiency, assistants, perspective, section approach, revisions, monitoring, references, psychoacoustics
Perceived loudness, playlists, tuning, dynamics, parallel processing, band-based treatment
Emotion in frequencies, white noise, learning from producers & mastering engineers, perfection vs. creativity
Harmonic distortion, clipping, gain structure, transient design, subtractive EQ, de-essing, limiting, effects
Production Seminar #3
Approach, Workflow & Techniques(01 min / 1h33)
Jaycen Joshua, Dave Pensado
Hosted at Studios La Fabrique, this series documents an in-depth conversation between two iconic mix engineers and seminar attendees.
Speaking amongst themselves and addressing questions from participants, Dave Pensado and Jaycen Joshua discuss a number of elements that have been paramount to their illustrious careers. They elaborate on psychological, technical, and logistical factors, from handling clients and maximising efficiency to enhancing perceived loudness. The two reveal some of their favorite mix techniques, and refer to instances on projects when they’ve reached both positive and negative outcomes.
They impart a great deal of knowledge gained from working with highly skilled artists, producers, and mastering engineers, being honest about lessons learned from their successes and failures.
Subtitles in English, Spanish
About Jaycen Joshua
Jaycen Joshua’s career in the music business began at age fifteen, when he began working at MCA and Motown records under the mentorship of Jheryl Busby. Later, he undertook a Marketing / A&R position at Dreamworks, then joined MTV as a show developer and Viacom in the advertisement division. Longing for more engagement in the creation of records, he enrolled himself in the Los Angeles Recording Workshop. Within days of starting the course, he made the decision to devote his life to mixing, and...
About Dave Pensado
Dave Pensado is counted among the recording industry’s most distinguished mix engineers. His career began in Atlanta in the 1970s, where he engineered sound for live shows and studios; He relocated to Los Angeles in 1990, and has since mixed countless hit records by Christina Aguilera, Pink, Shakira, Beyoncé, Flo Rida, Afrojack, Michael Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Elton John, and Jill Scott, to name but a few. In 2008, he won his first Grammy award for the album ‘Growing Pains’ by Mary J. Blige. In...