Grammy Award Winning Producer, Engineer, and Mixer, Jacquire King, has worked with some of the world’s most influential artists in every role you can imagine in a recording studio. From being an acclaimed recordist to mixing and producingmulti-platinum records (9X in the case of Kings Of Leon) by superstars like Kaleo, Modest Mouse, Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Buddy Guy, Cold War Kids, MuteMath, Melissa Etheridge, and James Bay.
In this puremix.net exclusive, Jacquire King recalls the session for James Bay’s “Let It Go” and breaks downeachelement of the song; discussing the decisions he made as the producer while he createshis mix with expansive detail on his approach to topics such as:
Mix architecture and routing
Reducing track counts and removing extraneous tracks
Mixing acoustic and electronic percussion elements
Polarity and phase relationships to ensure the speakers are “pushing” and not “pulling”
Gain staging the 2 bus
Eq'ing the 2 bus
The importance of automation to add movement to your mixes
Once you have seen how Jacquire approaches this well-crafted song, download the actual stems and practice what you have learned.
Watch Jacquire King mixing James Bay's "Let It Go", only on puremix.net
Erickson Gatchalian •Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Thanks Mr King, I learned a lot from this :}
Iannis •Sunday, August 30, 2020
Thanks, I have learned a good deal. Wonderfull info!
douglas.ap •Thursday, April 16, 2020
Where can we find info for the session like bpm and sample rate?
EBMusic •Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Very interesting. That's the difference between a "bad" video and a "good" video from PureMix. Here the engineer (Jacquire King) explains what he is doing and WHY. We all know the tools for mixing, what we need to learn is how a great engineer is thinking and building his mix with whatever tools he is confortable with.
JohnBag93 •Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Thanks a lot, such a great vibe in this video!
Douglas Shibata •Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Fantastic material, mature decisions without wasting time and focus on the end result, soft but very musical automation. Tanks Jacquire, Puremix and James bay. This song is awesome.
chriswerge •Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Really inspiring and informative. Thanks so much Jacquire & Puremix!
badmonkey •Thursday, April 25, 2019
Proof that quality of the recording and song/arrangement make for great mixes.
lematrix •Friday, March 8, 2019
Sakazi Sigal •Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Great video! the song and his voice is so relaxing, totally Zen.
We want more from Jacquire please...
Aitorsarria •Wednesday, January 30, 2019
demixstudio •Sunday, January 13, 2019
Great song, great performance (hats off to Bay! ), great production and recording. Thoroughly impressed. Thank you Jacquire and everyone for this inspiring video!
cfw0047 •Thursday, January 10, 2019
I'm only half way through the second video and felt compelled to say what a helpful video this has already been. Watching you work and hearing your thoughts as you make decisions has been awesome. Perhaps the most helpful comment so far has been your thoughts on making quick decisions so as to not get in the way of the creative process. Super helpful - it keeps me coming back to the notion that it's not about nobs, numbers, or gear, it's about ears. Thank you!
jessrho •Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Such a pleasure to be in the studio with you and watch you work. Thank you! Really useful helpful info, you clearly know what you're doing. And what a song, wow.
caesarjamesaugustus •Monday, December 31, 2018
Waves Vocal Rider is a great automation time saver for all audio. Write volume to automation based on desired settings & then go back to make final touches.