Multi-track setup on Neve VR, sends, busses, signal chains on various tracks, new rough mix, vocal automation
New mix recap, master buss alteration, drums & vocal EQ, VCA assignment, gain staging, new vs. original mix
Drum samples, additional percussion, parallel compression, piano & vocal effects, de-essing, sample rate
Rolling in the Deep
Filmed at Electric Lady studios in NYC, this exclusive series uncovers the magic behind the sound of Adele’s 2010 superhit ‘Rolling in the Deep’. With the Pro Tools multi-track session spread across a Neve VR console, the famed mixer Tom Elmhirst takes you through his analog signal chains and routing. Following an overview of his inserts, effects sends, busses, and mix chain, he comments on Paul Epworth’s rough mix and then starts a new mix himself. Within about twenty minutes, he feels that his new mix is sonically superior to his original version! Tom demonstrates his usage of VCA faders, parallel drum treatment, console EQ, vocal effects, automation, de-essing, and other techniques acquired throughout his illustrious career.
About Tom Elmhirst
Mixing over the course of the last twelve years, Tom Elmhirst has accumulated a long list of chart-topping tracks working with the likes of Adele, Amy Winehouse, The Black Keys, Cee Lo Green, Ellie Goulding, Florence & The Machine, Arcade Fire, Mark Ronson, U2, Peter Gabriel, Rufus Wainwright, and Goldfrapp, and many more. The list emphasizes Elmhirst’s position as one of the world’s leading mixers, something also reflected in his five Grammy Awards wins. Drawing upon his experiences at SARM and...