The Court

Peter Gabriel

(19 min / 2h54)

Tchad Blake

  • Mixing

Follow the free-spirited engineer as he embarks on one of his biggest mix deconstructions to date. Tchad Blake joins us from Rue Boyer Studios to explore his work on Peter Gabriel's brand new single, The Court.

Weighing in at over 150 tracks, the session is a whirlwind of thundering drums, eclectic percussion and acrobatic orchestral figures. Tchad enters the eye of this storm and demonstrates how he tamed the complex arrangement and weaved the elements together to create a profoundly immersive mix.

During the 11-part series, Tchad goes through every step of his mixing process from project management to final mastering preparations. You will hear how he pushes and pulls the mix into place using his favorite EQ and saturation tools. He even goes one step further and unpacks the logic behind every plugin and automation point, allowing you to fully grasp his creative process from the ground up.

As Tchad reaches the end of the session, he takes a moment to reflect on his practice and his role as a collaborator in the studio. Not one to play it safe during a mix, he expresses gratitude towards all of the talented artists that enable him to create innovative work that consistently breaks boundaries no matter the style or genre.

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Tchad Blake

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,...

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