Deliverables, template, clipping, gain staging, hybrid setup, converters, analog vs. digital
Rough mix, dynamic range, streaming services, loudness artefacts, low end management
Console emulation, harmonic saturation, parallel processing, transient design, de-essing
Vocal effects, cleaning, harshness, multi-band EQ, shimmer, perspective, mastering
slowthai and James Blake
Michalis MsM Michael
We’re thrilled to present the MWTM series premiere with a top name in British grime music, Michalis 'MsM' Michael! Filmed at his enviable hybrid studio in London, this footage dives deep into the mix techniques used on ‘Feel Away’, the 2020 single by Slowthai featuring James Blake and Mount Kimbie.
With the Pro Tools mix session open, MsM reveals his favorite ways to maximise perceived loudness, add shimmer, tame harshness, enhance transients, and much more. Aside from focussing on this record, he shares the key aspects of his regular hybrid workflow. MsM gives impartial views on the benefits of digital and analog tools, compares hybrid vs. ITB mixes, and discusses the typical stages of a project right up to mastering!
About Michalis MsM Michael
Born and raised in North London, Michalis Michael (also known as MsM) has been working as a mixer behind the scenes of British grime music since the early millennium. His early years were spent collaborating with the likes of Skepta, Jme, Wiley and Chipmunk, the latter reaching UK number one single in 2009. MsM's rapidly-growing reputation led to a transition from his modest beginnings of mixing at his parents' house to moving between top-class studios around London. He has since built an illustrious...