Rolling in the Deep


(14 min / 49 min)

Tom Elmhirst

  • Mixing

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.

Subtitles in English, Spanish

Tom Elmhirst

About Tom Elmhirst

Mixing over the last twenty years, Tom Elmhirst has accumulated a long list of chart-topping tracks working with the likes of Adele, Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Frank Ocean, Florence & The Machine, Mark Ronson, U2, Peter Gabriel, Travis Scott, Daniel Caesar, Lil Yachty and many more. The list emphasizes Elmhirst’s position as one of the world’s leading mixers, something also reflected in his 17 Grammy Award wins. Drawing upon his early experiences at SARM in the UK and his work with Trevor Horn,...

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