Darrell Thorp has been trusted to record and mix studio albums for artists like Radiohead, The Foo Fighters, Beck and dozens more in some of the best rooms in the world. So when Foster The People needed someone to record a live performance for them, they knew who to call.
As the demand increases for bands to produce more content in the streaming age, so does the need for recording and mixingengineers to rise up to the challenge of capturing an electrifying real-time performance and delivering it to the world.
In this two and a half hour long tutorial, Darrell shows you how he overcame the challenges associated with mixing a live performance video for the indie rock band, Foster The People.
See how Darrell:
Compensates for a boomy acoustic venue
Identifies and corrects polarity and phase issues
Levels out inconsistent drums
Mixes the bands triggered samples with live acoustic drums
Befriends the bleed in the vocal and stage microphones
firstname.lastname@example.org •Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Awesome I learn some good things.
prula •Monday, June 28, 2021
Ver interesting! I would love to know why Darrell didn't really use any high pass EQs to get rid of some mud or unwanted energy in the mix.. I guess because it's in that live case not unwanted? Thank You!
dsarnat •Monday, June 14, 2021
Really enjoyed it... Thanks for doing it - great teacher as well as a great mixer.
koldosagas •Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Good to see a mix from scratch, not just an explanation of the plugins used.
studiosix •Friday, September 27, 2019
Excellent! What made it good was the production tidbits of how these instruments were tracked and living with the bleed. Definitely would love to see more tracking videos with a live bands.
mat6066 •Wednesday, September 18, 2019
The snare tracks didn't look or sound out of phase to me - am I missing something?
Trace23 •Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Really liked this tutorial. Especially the way Darrell explains how he uses the trim plugin and really gives a meat and potatoes on approaching mixing.
DRocksRecords •Saturday, August 25, 2018
good teacher thanks for the educational content
raphaël.du •Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Would have been great with the multitracks
jkerr •Friday, June 15, 2018
I really liked how Darrell explained what he was doing and that he did not go over the top with a million different plug-ins. He dropped in a number of good tips along the way as well. Excellent video!
ArminScholz •Monday, June 11, 2018
Im wondering why he didnt adjust the attack of the tom gates to the fastest
PoPe •Sunday, May 27, 2018
I just love it. Darrell's tips and tricks are so insightful.
Arnold Vigh •Friday, May 25, 2018
Darrel went into a dark and mysterious forest with the Snare phase... :)))
Some Guy •Friday, May 25, 2018
Man is that noise gate on Darrell sure annoying! Ironically the gate on him exhibits exactly the problem with gating that he talks about with the toms.
Chrisdude •Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Thnks puremix! Great vid! Now that's what I'm talking about!!