Drum room, close mics, pre-production, vibe vs. accuracy, altering groove with parallel distortion
Gating, root note consideration, notch filtering, parallel EQ & compression, saturation, samples
Join us at Sphere studios in Hollywood for a workshop series with Nick Launay! Using the Pro Tools mix session of ‘King of Bones’ by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the renowned producer demonstrates a few of his favourite drum processing techniques. You'll see how he alters a groove with parallel distortion, learn a simple trick to make the kick drum more cohesive with the song key, and more! Aside from sharing these mix tips, Launay discusses recording, pre-production, choosing takes, adding samples, and other aspects of his workflow.
Nick Launay is an English record producer, composer and recording engineer He is one of the most sought after record producers in the world due to his success with recent albums by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.