Studio, console, gear, instrumentation, rough mix, production, filtering, panning, modulation
Bussing, ITB vs. analog processing, compression, imaging, clarity, summing, effects
Drum treatment, samples, parallel compression, mix buss, automation, EQ comparisons
Illya Kuryaki and The Valderramas
Step inside Rafa Sardina's private studio to explore the process of mixing 'Estrella Fugaz' by Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas! In this series, the famed engineer shares the techniques he applied to mix the record with an emphasis on separation.
Rafa gives an overview of his studio setup and workflow, plays the rough mix, discusses the production, and demonstrates how he enhanced the sonics. You'll learn how he added lush ambience and low-end punch while retaining clarity across the spectrum. He reveals how this was achieved using a diverse array of analog and digital tools, from vintage equalizers to modern imaging plug-ins.
Aside from showing his methods, Sardina draws comparisons between important aspects of his field – additive vs. subtractive EQ, mastering with and without compression, summing through different units, and more!
About Rafa Sardina
Rafa Sardina is a multiple Grammy award-winning producer, engineer, and mixer from Spain. Though he is best known for working on pop, rock, and R&B projects, he has recorded and mixed a diversity of genres – orchestral, big band, dance, gospel, soul, rap, choral, film soundtracks, and more.His love of music began at an early age, playing guitar and attending local recording sessions. After four years in medical school, he chose to pursue his passion for music. A live sound stint throughout the North...