Mix With The Masters – Deconstructing A Mix #29 – The Swell Season “Low Rising” (TUTORIAL)

By | July 26, 2021


Year of issue: 2021
Manufacturer: Mix With The Masters
Manufacturer’s website: Link
Author: Peter Katis
Duration: 1h 48min
Handout Type: Video Tutorial
English language

Description: Join us at Tarquin Studios in Conneticut, home of respected indie producer and engineer Peter Katis! In this video series we will focus on The Swell Season’s song “Low Rising”. Opening the initial mixing session, Katis talks about the production, design and mixing process of the recording. Apart from advice on recording technique, instrument preparation and much more on tracking and producing, his main focus is on how it was mixed and how he can remix. Peter shares his 2009 ITB processing applied before analog summing and its master circuit. Referencing the original mix, he sets himself the task of achieving an excellent result, then prints two versions – one with its own complex summing chain, and the other purely digital. He compares the new mixes to each other and to the original, and discusses a variety of topics including analog and digital sound, volume, acoustics and more!

Content :
1. Arrangement, instrumentation, kit setup & processing, summing chain, gain staging, monitoring
2. Plate reverb, gain-matching, enhancing high end without EQ, amplifier & tape emulation
3. Mixing vs. mastering, drum buss, phase, thickening snare, compression, distortion, breaks
4. Drum tracks, ‘underheads’ recording technique, bass tones, vocal tracking, snare sample
5. Adding ‘air’ to horns, bass compression, lead vocal chain, de-essing, tape saturation, EQ
6. Bit crushing, transient design, excitement, limiting, microphone discussion
7. Further microphone commentary, multi-band compression, mix limiting, first print, listen
8. Taming low end, room acoustics, second print, fully ITB mix, comparison, analog vs. digital
There are subtitles in English and Spanish.

Sample files: not provided
Video format: MP4
Video: AVC, 1920×1080, 16: 9, 30 fps, 1500 kb / s
Audio: AAC, 48 kHz, 128 kb / s, 2 channels


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