Setting up for @theblackangels with Nic Harcourt on a cloudy morning here @885kcsn listen in at 10:40.
Early album of the week.
Mixing Kate Nash in the studio today with Nic Harcourt. Listen in at 88.5fm or kcsn.org around 10:40am today.
Hot and Readys = Tour #posttraumatictourdisorder
I had a conversation with someone recently about monitor loudness during mix. He was mentioning a technique he learned from a well known engineer where the monitors are cranked as loud as possible without blowing them and you basically mix using ballistics. I have never been a fan bleeding ear, brain rattling environments but I gave it a try.
Although my ears were really, really tired, I came up with a pretty good mix. I found that if it hurts it’s too loud. So you turn it down. It was more basic and I didn’t end up using too much compression or saturation or the like and it came together pretty quickly. I definitely won’t continue to mix this way but it was interesting.
We go to rock clubs and large venues where the volume is cranked so loud it causes miscarriage but we go into the studio to mix and it’s supposed to be different? I guess that’s the argument. I’ll stick with my 87dB.
This goat knows what’s up tho.
Q:What are the I/o’s?
A: balanced stereo trs.
They always lie.