Recording and production, vocal chain, original mix process, tape, hybrid workflow, monitoring, mix buss
2007 rough mix, M.I.A. singing style, rough balance, panning, vocal hook treatment, analog compressor
Lead vocal focus, compression, effects, kick and snare, transient shaping, distortion, bit crushing
Percussion EQ and compression, creative panning, stereo image enhancement, subtractive EQ
Synth layers, track vs. group processing, shelf EQ, strings compression, 808 bass treatment
Transitional sounds, saturation, distortion, string modulation, parallel EQ, vocal automation, playthrough
M.I.A.(17 min / 1h20)
Explore the hybrid mixing workflow of Marcella Araica, mixing engineer of pop hits by Timbaland, P!nk, Madonna, Duran Duran, Britney Spears, and many more! On an SSL 9000J at Platinum Sound Studios in NYC, Marcella opens the 2007 Pro Tools session of ‘Bad Girls’ by M.I.A., originally mixed fully analog. Using a combination of her favourite plug-ins and hardware, she builds a fresh new mix of the track. Watch her moves every step of the way as she takes you through her parameter settings, creative choices and mixing philosophy.
Subtitles in English, Spanish
About Marcella Araica
Marcella Araica is an American recording and mixing engineer from Miami, Florida. Her foray into music production began in high school, where she began to spend time with aspiring hip-hop artists and taught herself how to make beats using Cakewalk software. After school, she completed an audio engineering program at Full Sail university and graduated at the top of her class. Marcella’s professional career began in March 2002, when she landed a position at Hit Factory studios. She was mentored...