Recording techniques, observing workflow, effects, arrangement, contrast, vocal chain, sibilance, emotional attachment
Their longest mixes, improving low end, experimenting, samples, monitoring, mix buss chains, analog vs. digital processing
Filtering, static & dynamic EQ, single & multi-band compression, de-essing, bass guitar, headroom, soft clipping, mastering
Namm Show #2
NAMM - Interview
Tchad Blake, Bob Clearmountain
We’re proud to present our second series of Mix with the Masters workshops at NAMM 2020! This instalment features a discussion between two legendary mixers – Tchad Blake and Bob Clearmountain. They share stories of their careers, discuss mixing techniques, and answer a variety of questions from the audience! Tchad plays some of Bob’s mixes, comments on them, and interviews him about the process. The pair proceeds to explore a number of important topics, including vocal treatment, monitoring, EQ, compression, effects, emotional attachment, contrast, mastering, and much more!
About Tchad Blake
Tchad Blake has an impressive discography, having worked with numerous artists and musicians, including Arctic Monkeys, State Radio, Apartment 26, Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel, Pearl Jam, Tom Waits, Sheryl Crow, Crowded House, Tracy Chapman, The Dandy Warhols, The Black Keys, U2, and The Pretenders, amongst many others. Blake to date has won five Grammy Awards, including Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and Best Rock Album for Sheryl Crow's The Globe Sessions (1998), Best Engineered Album,...
About Bob Clearmountain
Bob Clearmountain is an American recording engineer, mixer, and producer. He began playing bass guitar as a teen and became fascinated by recording technology. Upon the splitting up of his band, he secured a job as assistant engineer at Media Sound studios in NYC. Throughout the '70s, Clearmountain made his mark on successful disco albums by Chic and Sister Sledge. The early '80s brought further opportunities with superstars Bryan Adams, Roxy Music, David Bowie, Hall & Oates, INXS, Bruce Springsteen,...