Yoncé

Beyoncé

(08 min / 1h01)

Stuart White

  • Mixing

As a key player in Beyoncé’s production team, Stuart White has traveled the globe making records with one of the world’s biggest superstars.

In this 4-part series, the Grammy-winning engineer revisits the recording and mixing of a standout track from Beyoncé’s self-titled 2014 album. Codenamed 'Yoncé', the song is a bold artistic statement featuring all-star production from Mike Dean, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland and more.

Stuart reopens the original ProTools session and explores how the track came together. He walks through his entire recording template, revealing all of his plug-ins, effects chains and routing choices. He also elaborates on Beyoncé’s signature recording chain and explains the reasoning behind each piece of analog gear.

Outside of ProTools, Stuart discusses his experience working in a highly dynamic environment. He shares his tips for keeping sessions organized so when Beyoncé enters the studio, everything is ready to go.

Subtitles in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese


Stuart White

About Stuart White

Stuart White is a recording and mixing engineer from North Carolina. At ten years old, he took an interest in bouncing tracks between a double tape deck and a karaoke machine. As a teen, he DJ’d obsessively and experimented with a sampler and an eight-track recorder. At age twenty-two, he graduated from Full Sail University in Florida and moved to New York, where he was hired by Quad Studios. Over the following decade, White worked alongside highly-regarded engineers Russell Elevado and Ann Mincieli,...

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