My Eyes, I Can't Give Everything Away, Begin Again, You Never Ask, Dancing

Travis Scott, David Bowie, Norah Jones, Melody Gardot, Elisa

(12 min / 1h22)

Tom Elmhirst

  • Mixing

Join the multi-award-winning engineer as he explores the art of mixing vocals. Tom Elmhirst reveals his closely guarded engineering secrets and analyzes the techniques used on five incredible songs by David Bowie, Travis Scott, Norah Jones, Melody Gardot and Elisa. Uncover the creative process behind each artist’s sound and learn how he transforms their raw recordings into compelling sonic masterpieces.

Every song has its own sonic palette, and you will learn how Tom tailors his techniques to suit each artist's aesthetic. From the warm incantations of Norah Jones to the hard-hitting bars of Travis Scott; Tom builds a custom vocal chain for each performer that highlights their unique style and personality.

Tom experiments with different reverb and delay plugins and shares tips on how to craft the perfect atmosphere for every situation. He blends these effects with aggressive saturation, filtering and modulation to create one-of-a-kind soundscapes and textures. It is a boldly creative approach that employs various mixing, production and sound design techniques to transport the listener somewhere they have never been before.

Subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian

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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