Chris Lord Alge is one of the most renowned mixing engineers in the world. His style can be heard on records from legendary artists such as U2, Aerosmith, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, James Brown, The Who, Green Day and dozens more.
His plugins are some of the most used ever created, and his process is lightning fast.Now is your chance to sit at the console with one of the largest innovators of the mixingcraft and see the process he uses to help artists sell millions of records across the globe.
See how CLA uses techniques like:
Parallel Compression and Parallel EQ to bring elements of the mix directly in your face
Createexcitement in snare drums
Craft punchy and powerfulguitars
Identify and emphasize the special moments of a mix
Learn why he neveradds reverb to direct drum microphones.
In this 2-hour pureMix.net exclusive, watchCLA craft the mix for the Grammy award-winning song “It’s Not Over” from the fastest sellingdebut rock album of all time by Daughtry.
Once you’ve seen how Chris does it, download the stems and try it yourself!
Mr Rambolini •Thursday, October 20, 2022
Pretty much every video opens my mind to new possibilities, and this one is crammed full of goodness. CLA's approach is a refreshing change to the 'in the box' method - only downside is that now I want a gigantic console...
Alexandre •Friday, March 25, 2022
Thank you so much ! It was crazy, I thought I was hallucinating when I saw his double 9db boost on the lead vocal and then I saw his survitaminated pultec on the mixbus lol. Now I know I shouldn't try to mix like clike unless I put 10db low boost on my mixbus pultec
Romowings90 •Sunday, February 6, 2022
Automation. More description on this subject please.
KrunoslavMusic •Friday, January 21, 2022
Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Amazing tutorial, BUT I cannot find in any of CLA's video's more details about his INSTRUMENT PARALLEL EQ.
Does he using some outboard gear for that parallel EQ or just EQ on SSL mixer?
blairtoolshd •Monday, November 29, 2021
I may have missed something but when he said there was no compression on drums (except parallel neve) I saw 2 distressors getting destroyed on either snare or snare sample lol… did I miss something? Anyways great video.
kauemuniz.produtor •Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Simply the best! GREAT!
joethecomposer007 •Thursday, June 18, 2020
I've watched again for about the tenth time ,,,or more . So much involved . Like a great song or composition where each listen brings more to your ears. Thanks Chris
Tazmanian Ninja •Saturday, February 15, 2020
Oh my goodness, he mixes FAST! I knew that already, but boy oh boy, once he starts mixing, I honestly thought the video had been set to 2x speed! It looks like that, motion-wise.
He's such a PRO, in the true definition of the word.
If he was in the US Navy, he'd been not only a SEAL, but DEVGRU / "SEAL team six" operator.
writeroxie •Wednesday, January 1, 2020
If you get to record CLA again, might I suggest an over-the-ear headset mic (ala TedxTalk) instead of this lav buried in his larynx flanked by spandex tee and dog-chain (the perfect storm)... Or consider a hat mic, since he's always wearing a cap
hummarstra •Friday, October 18, 2019
Take a moment to appreciate the amazing opportunity these amazing mix sites have given us with footage like this. Watching masters like CLA mix a song was unthinkable just 20 years ago. Sometimes I have criticized CLA for his teaching coming up short, but then he drops amazing golden nuggets of wisdom and you and then shows you some amazing skills you really needed. One thing I'm sure of: Chris is not hiding his tricks of the trade. He really has his heart in the right place and wants to share his wisdom with other musicians and mixers to benefit the music and the people who make it.
juandavid.z •Sunday, October 6, 2019
Really enjoyed the video. There were a lot of minor details and tweaks that weren't very elaborated upon, and I'm sure those make a huge difference!
logic718 •Monday, April 1, 2019
Ok. I now see why CLA is one of the best at what he does. That was really fun and informative to watch. You can really see that he's in total command. His assistant is lighting fast as well. And I'm glad you guys picked a really good song. Great job!!
One Critique.. The word "Everything" in the first verse sounded like too much of the waveform was cut off at the beginning. The pop/click was more noticeable that the first one you guys fixed. You can really hear it with headphones on.
Other than that, great work!
Elton Collins •Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Would have loved to have seen why he made the choices he did. He moves at breakneck speed! I guess that comes with the years. Dave Pensado said I can teach you to mix a great Snare Drum but I can't tell you what a great snare is... I would like to know...What makes a great snare drum. even CLA picks on the snare. How? What makes a kick and bass sit like it does in this track? The seperation is incredible! working in analog, what is thethe signal level being sent to the comps>? so Many questions!