Deconstructing a Mix 46 Mixing Churchill Downs TUTORiAL

Mixing Churchill Downs TUTORiAL

mp4 + subs | 550 MB

Hosted at Rue Boyer studios in Paris, this instalment features Leslie Brathwaite deconstructing his mix of ‘Churchill Downs’ by Jack Harlow featuring Drake. The Grammy Award-winning engineer walks you through the multi-track session, revealing the signal chains he received then explaining how and why he made subtle changes. While this alone is very insightful, the series contains an exciting twist unlike any previously released – Leslie challenges himself to remix the entire project using only Pro Tools stock plug-ins! Besides implementing tools he had never tried before, Brathwaite also restricts himself to inserting as few as possible. Upon comparing his original mix to the new one, you may be as surprised at the result as he was. The experience highlights a sacred audio engineering proverb — “It’s not about the gear; it’s about the ear!”

Part 1
22 min
Early decision-making process, vocal chains received, critique, subtractive approach, vocal processing

Part 2
09 min
Low end part interactions, kick drum, 808 bass, taming hi-hats, producer’s treatment, acting on instinct

Part 3
16 min
Vocal sample, communication, dynamic consistency, gluing vocals & beat, mix buss, gain staging, metering

Part 4
19 min
Remix using only Pro Tools stock plug-ins, vocals, low end, EQ, compression, de-essing, effects, high shelf

Part 5
11 min
Master limiter, parameter experimentation, new mix analysis & comparison to main mix, quick results

Part 6
10 min
Final tweaks to Avid-only mix, commentary on sonics, philosophy, new mix preferences


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