[Mix With The Masters] Deconstructing A Mix #46 – Jack Harlow feat. Drake “Churchill Downs”

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In this episode, Leslie Brathwaite at Rue Boyer Studios in Paris deconstructs her mix of Jack Harlow’s “Churchill Downs” featuring Drake. The Grammy Award-winning engineer will walk you through the entire multitrack session, showing you the signal chains he got and then explaining how and why he made the subtle changes. While very educational in itself, the series contains an exciting twist unlike any previously released – Leslie challenges herself to remix an entire project using only Pro Tools plugins! Just as several series are combined into one, this documents two different mixes of the same record in a row. By comparing his original mix with the new one, you might be as surprised by the result as he was.

1. Early decision-making process, vocal chains received, critique, subtractive approach, vocal processing
2. Low end part interactions, kick drum, 808 bass, taming hi-hats, producer’s treatment, acting on instinct
3. Vocal sample, communication, dynamic consistency, gluing vocals & beat, mix buss, gain staging, metering
4. Remix using only Pro Tools stock plug-ins, vocals, low end, EQ, compression, de-essing, effects, high shelf
5. Master limiter, parameter experimentation, new mix analysis & comparison to main mix, quick results
6. Final tweaks to Avid-only mix, commentary on sonics, philosophy, new mix preferences
There are subtitles in Russian, English and Spanish.

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