In 2019, Hozier's second, much anticipated full-length record "Wasteland, Baby!" peaked at #1 in the Billboard Top 200, Billboard Top Alternative Albums, Billboard US Folk Albums, and Billboard US Top Rock Albums.
For his second full-length record, Hozier once again called on the immense talent of world-renowned mixing engineer Andrew Scheps, who famously mixed Hozier's first chart-topping single "Take Me To Church" in 2014.
In this pureMix.net exclusive, Andrew pulls up his mixing session of the album's second single, "Movement." He breaks down his approach to the intricate arrangement, unique percussive elements, and powerful song climax, showing you how he mixed the chart-topping single.
See how Andrew Scheps:
Discusses pre-fader sends and when you need them
Explains his use of multiple parallel compressors on drums
Shows his use of the "Drums Dirt Bus" to add the distorted texture that brings the excitement to the kit at the end of the track
Breaks down the arrangement of the different keyboards, guitars, bass, and synths to build the monolithic harmonic structure of the song
Explains how he created space with imaging and delays on the lead synth line
Breaks down the vocal harmony arrangement
Watch Andrew Scheps, mix "Movement" from Hozier. Only on pureMix.net
thefrequency •Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Love to see a master at work - fantastic.
EJC •Wednesday, November 1, 2023
I love everything about this record ; so it's great to see and hear the layers underneath it to realise how much of it is arrangement, vs. production, vs. performance, vs. the "Scheps injection" at the mix stage.
jmag02 •Wednesday, July 12, 2023
What an incredible tutorial series! Would love to see more from Andrew deconstructing mixes of famous songs on this site.
ospeirs •Sunday, July 2, 2023
Amazing video. I also get video and audio out of sync. When I stream, I see "JW Player Warning 334001. For more information see https://developer.jwplayer.com/jw-player/docs/developer-guide/api/errors-reference#334001" on the console in google chrome. Still get 5 stars for the content though. Thank you so much for sharing.
bigdisco •Thursday, October 13, 2022
why is the audio and video always out of sync on this site. ? its very hard to keep up with whats happening when its out of sync
studiosix •Friday, January 14, 2022
Definitely a master class on parallel processing and how to get a polished sound from amazing performances and tracks. A+
Pearlpassionstudio •Sunday, December 12, 2021
Absolutely great tutorial with precise details... Mix sound fabulous
ricupad •Monday, December 6, 2021
Interestingly, although the lead vocal reverb is on a send, it’s only 27% wet. Still doesn’t seem to add much level to the vocal?
flandybob •Monday, December 6, 2021
Really nice. One comment that may or may not be relevant : would that make sense when doing a deconstruct to bypass all plugins and build it up as opposed to the way it’s done here (and most other similar videos)?
Parallel compression is doing most of the heavy lifting so when bypassing inserts on the tracks we still ear it so we don’t necessarily get how you got there when doing the mix.
Great stuff in any case !
ThinkInsideOfTheBox •Sunday, December 5, 2021
Amazing video. Again a musical approach with technical explanation.