Studio, album cohesiveness, analog workflow, mix challenges, console, gear, monitoring
Production vs. mix perspective, inserts, sends, track grouping, sound field, vocal chains
Initial balance, EQ, SSL buss compression, drum samples, hi-hat saturation, short reverb
Shelving filters, VCAs, low end, EAR 660 buss compression, parameters, gain reduction
Small speaker monitoring, panning, EQ & phaser on guitars, synth combinations
Adding the final audio track, mental refreshment, automation mode, finishing the mix
Phoenix(17 min / 2h22)
Filmed at Motorbass studio in Paris, this unique series explores the work of Philippe Zdar. The Grammy-winning engineer, producer, and DJ challenges himself to remix the 2009 mega-hit 'Lisztomania' by the French band Phoenix! Zdar takes you through his workflow, showing the gear he uses, discussing his monitor choices, and rationalising his love for mixing on a console. Following an overview of his setup and commentary on mixing vs. production mindset, he dives into the remix process. Using Pro Tools only for playback, Philippe builds a new mix entirely on his SSL 4000 E console and outboard equipment. He details every step of his exciting process in a charismatic and deeply informative manner, covering issues both technical and aesthetic. You'll see exactly how he outdoes his original mix, and will surely be entertained along they way!
Subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, French
About Philippe Zdar
Philippe Cerboneschi (AKA Zdar) was a French musician, producer, and engineer. He was born in 1967 in Aix-les-Bains and grew up in the Savoie region of the Western Alps. He moved to Paris in the late 1980s and became an intern at Studio Marcadet, owned by French producer and engineer Dominique Blanc-Francard. In the early 90’s he collaborated with rapper MC Solaar alongside Hubert Blanc-Francard (AKA Boom Bass). In 1994, Philippe and Hubert released two EPs of house, techno, hip-hop, and breakbeat...