Passion for mangling audio, song excerpt, project overview
Recording source material, playback, reverb, saturation, distortion, tape layback, speed, edits, looping, clip gain
Octave drops, Melodyne processing, pitch-shift, transposition, refinement, progression
Track duplication, layering, changing clip alignment, different pitch-shifting modes
EQ curve matching, accentuating certain notes, stereo widening, CPU resources, printing
Capturing Wurlitzer though P.A., layering with original part, strings, level automation
Panning, balancing tweaks, enriching the soundscape, crossfading, cutting, effects
Time-stretching, muting, arrangement, re-amping, sample addition, accumulating vibe
The War On Drugs
Step inside Shawn Everett's personal studio and watch his creativity run wild! In this novel series, the highly innovative producer takes you on a journey of bold experimentation with audio.
He captures some basic sounds, then employs analog and digital signal processing to the extreme. Using tools for shifting pitch, altering speed, adding harmonics, and more, Everett creates an extraordinary melodic soundscape that is a far cry from the source material.
He layers numerous tracks, applies effects, shows unconventional ways to use Melodyne, and blends the material with a record by The War On Drugs. Using the Pro Tools multi-track session, Shawn demonstrates how he can “accumulate vibe” and use it to enhance an instrumental arrangement. Ingenuity has no limits!
About Shawn Everett
Shawn Everett is a Canadian engineer and producer who has won multiple Grammy and Juno awards for his work with Alabama Shakes, Kacey Musgraves, The War on Drugs, and others. After graduating high school, Everett was accepted as a Work-Study participant in the Audio program in Music & Sound at The Banff Centre, Alberta. He took the opportunity to immerse himself in unconventional audio practices over the following four years, experimenting in the campus studios and working on sonic installations. Everett...