Year of issue: 2021
Manufacturer: Mix With The Masters
Manufacturer’s website: Link
Author: Matt Schaeffer
Duration: 0h 49min
Handout Type: Video Tutorial
Description: Enter the studio with Matt Schaeffer, recording and mixing engineer for Kendrick Lamar since 2014. In this episode, we explore the multi-track session “All the Stars” by Lamar and SZA, songs from the 2018 blockbuster “Black Panther.” Schaeffer outlines the process of recording and creating a track, but primarily focuses on the techniques used in his In The Box mix. He discusses monitoring, metering, level calibration, headroom, analog summing emulation, microphones, the benefits of stacked compressors and de-essers, and more. He also showcases how he duplicates beat tracks for sequential processing, sidechain compresses the synth group, mixes overdubbing strings and best of all, reveals every detail of his complex vocal chains for Kendrick and SZA!
1. Session overview, production, metering, headroom, summing, vocal chains, mix buss processing
2. Focus on Kendrick’s vocals – microphones, spaces, recording chain, mix inserts, effects sends
3. Kick drum split and blend, claps, hi-hat, string overdubs, synth loops, monitoring, limiting
There are subtitles in English and Spanish.
Sample files: not provided
Video format: MP4
Video: AVC, 1920×1080, 16: 9, 29.97 fps, 2500 kb / s
Audio: AAC, 48 kHz, 192 kb / s, 2 channels