Song selection, recording the band, mixing stages, guitar tones, session overview
Drum processing, blending kicks & snares, bass tone adjustment, capturing mood
Workflow on Pro Tools & console, guitars, vocal, strings, mix buss treatment
Working with bands, the psychology of production, attaining a vocal performance
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club(18 min / 1h01)
Join us at Sphere Studios in Los Angeles with the revered producer and engineer Nick Launay, where he shares his experience and people skills approach to working with bands. Focussing on Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Launay discusses tracking at Sunset Sound studios, and enlightens us to his mixing process that comprises most of the work 'in the box', then finishing on a console. We dive into the multi-track session of their song 'Echo', which contains a vast array of guitar tracks and two different drum kits. Nick reveals the techniques he used to record the band, reasons for making particular decisions, his processing on certain parts, analog mix buss treatment, how he encourages optimal performances, and more!
Subtitles in English, Spanish
About Nick Launay
Nick Launay is an English record producer, composer and recording engineer. He is one of the most sought after record producers in the world due to his success with recent albums by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. He is among the most successful producers of the post-punk era, helming records from pivotal acts including Public Image Ltd, Gang of Four, Killing Joke, The Birthday Party, and The Slits. Launay is known primarily for his passionate approach to recording...