The role of a re-recording mixer, Ron’s background, meeting Alan, pre-dubbing, automation, ADR
Score mixer deliverables, blending music with other sonic elements, immersion without distraction
Ron’s studio, adapting workflow, translation, formats, dynamics, space, lavalier & boom signals, clip gain
‘Dune’ stem session, mix types, Foley, dialog, sound effects & design, perspective changes, cues
Tracks mixed by Alan, lack of orchestra, EBow guitars, routing for Atmos, committing to ‘boxes’
Instrument panning, multi-band compression, ‘futzing’, ‘worldizing’, parallel treatment, plug-ins, recap
Dune(13 min / 1h42)
Alan Meyerson, Ron Bartlett
MWTM presents its debut series on the art of post-production engineering! This release features the eminent re-recording mixer Ron Bartlett, accompanied at his private studio by score mixer Alan Meyerson. The installment focuses mainly on Bartlett’s work, with Meyerson assuming the role of interviewer and contributor.
You will learn about Ron’s approach and techniques for blending music with dialogue, effects, and Foley sound. He often receives a score mix project from Alan, which was the case with ‘Dune’, the 2021 Academy Award-winning film highlighted in this series. Bartlett takes you through the stem session, explaining group contents, routing, placement, and processing.
He discusses his primary objective as a dubbing mixer – to blend the material in a way that appears seamless and immersive without causing any sonic distraction to the viewer. Further to exploring ‘Dune’, the pair discuss other projects they have collaborated on, and how their workflows are different yet complementary to one another.
Subtitles in English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, French, Chinese
About Alan Meyerson
Alan Meyerson is one of the greatest movie scoring mixers of the modern era. With 200+ credits on IMDb and double that amount on AllMusic.com, Meyerson has an unparalleled wealth of experience in engineering and mixing in general, and score mixing in particular. He has worked with leading film score composers like James Newton Howard, John Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams, and Danny Elfman, and has a particularly long-standing working relationship with the great Hans Zimmer that continues to this...
About Ron Bartlett
“Having been a musician all my life, sound has always been a huge part of my work and art. Getting the chance to collaborate with great Directors, Editors and Composers has been a fantastic thing to be a part of. I love being creative, watching and listening to a film come together with a great mix.” Ron Bartlett started in the film business in sound editorial working on films like “Die Hard”, “Total Recall”, “Star Trek V” and “Beauty and the Beast”. He then turned his talents to mixing film sound...