Intentions, vibe, rough mix, template, musical parts, inserts, sends, mix buss overview
Song ending, matching the CD mix, distortion, EQ, transient design, compression, excitement
Drum triggering, lo-fi treatment, samples, filtering, issues encountered, reassessment
Second phase, vocal presence, limiting, stereo enhancement, saturation, arrangement
Section contrast, dynamics, album version commentary, tape emulation, parallel processing
Removing unnecessary material, automation, de-essing, master chain tweaks, printing
Love Is A Deserter
Join us for an insightful series with the famously unconventional mixer Tchad Blake! Hosted at his private studio in Wales, this installment reveals some of his latest tools and techniques as he remixes the song ‘Love Is A Deserter’ by The Kills.
Working completely ‘in the box’, Tchad shares his Pro Tools session template, goes through the material and states his objectives for the new mix. You’ll see how he sets his master chain from the start and tweaks it as he applies a variety of processing to tracks and groups.
You’ll learn about his latest plug-in choices for saturation, modulation, excitement, dynamics, and more. Aside from mixing, Blake also rearranges parts of the session and adds samples to further enhance the record!
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,...