In 2018, The Rival Sons topped the US and Canadian Rock charts with their epic single "Do Your Worst," produced by Dave Cobb.
In this pureMix.net exclusive, watch as Andrew Scheps deconstructs his massive mix of the epic "Do Your Worst" by The Rival Sons.
Explains how the production was done with producer Dave Cobb
Discusses how the mixes were sent to him
Explains how he decided the approach for the mix after hearing the rough
Breaks down the layout of the mix
Demonstrates how he created consistency across two separate kick drums between the verse and chorus
Explains the overall processing on the drums
Continuing with the deconstruction of "Do Your Worst" by the Rival sons, award-winning mixing engineer, Andrew Scheps, explains his processing on the individual drum tracks, as well as his parallel compression busses.
Watch as Andrew Scheps:
Explains the individual processing on the drum tracks
Discusses how he uses a de-esser on the Scheps Omnichannel to shorten the length of the kick drum
Breaks down how he creates glue between the attack and sustain of a drum by using saturation
Explains how he approaches the Glyn Johns overhead micing technique
Adds the Phaser drum track
Explains the importance of working in the context of the mix
Breaks down each of his parallel drum compression busses
With a massive foundation laid with the drums, Andrew Scheps continues deconstructing his mix of the chart-topping single "Do Your Worst" by The Rival Sons.
See how Andrew Scheps:
Adds a sans amp to the tambourine
Explains how the sans amp works
Discusses how the parallel compression busses work to tighten the groove between the percussion and drum kit
Discusses the history of the 1176 Anniversary edition that he uses as his rear bus compressor
Breaks down his processing on the main guitar riff
Demonstrates how he treated the doubled acoustic guitars on the choruses
Gives a level matched example of the rear bus
Deconstructs the synth and piano tracks
Part 4: >
To wrap up his mix of The Rival Son's "Do Your Worst," Andrew deconstructs the individual processing effects and parallel compression he used on the vocals before wrapping up with a detailed breakdown of his mix bus.
See how Andrew Scheps:
Explains how he approached the lead vocal compression
Breaks down his parallel processing on the Lead Vocals
Deconstructs his Pultec LA2A process
Demonstrates the effect of the rear bus in context with the lead vocal
Explains why too much cleanup work can be a bad thing
Shows the vocal effect chains he used to emphasize the scene changes in the song
Discusses how the parallel vocal bus compression makes the Lead vocals and background vocals feel more like a complete package, then separate tracks
Breaks down his stereo bus chain piece by piece
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Rival Sons is an American rock band formed in Long Beach, California, in 2009. The band consists of Jay Buchanan (lead vocals), Scott Holiday (guitar), Dave Beste (bass guitar) and Michael Miley (drums). They are joined by keyboard player Todd Ögren when touring. They are signed to Atlantic Records via Dave Cobb's label Low Country Sound, an imprint of Elektra. They have released six albums and one EP.
Erickson Gatchalian •Monday, October 30, 2023
Thank You Mr Scheps! great teacher
Camundongo •Wednesday, March 15, 2023
The best teacher!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kingwhistle •Monday, October 17, 2022
I've watched this video a few times, with months of mixing in between. Helpful every time. This time, I am wondering why Mr Scheps send his drum verb, fatso, crush, exciter, etc all to the MxBus, instead of to his Drum Aux???? and yet, when he solos his drum VCA, it picks up all of that parallel,so,,, why???
hanminyu21 •Sunday, June 12, 2022
BEST MIXING TEACHER EVER
donnie.j •Tuesday, April 19, 2022
guillaume92 •Friday, February 25, 2022
Man… What a science… Amazing like few moves have huge impact…
alanlopez •Monday, February 21, 2022
Spanish subs please
Jozeph •Tuesday, January 25, 2022
What an eye opener, amazing teaching. Thank you!
shanegrush •Friday, December 24, 2021
“In case you want to forge a check…”
Byron’s Brigades •Sunday, December 12, 2021
This is the video that conquered my year membership, absolutely amazing!
eduguitar •Saturday, December 4, 2021
Could you add subtitles in each video? if possible in Spanish! Great tutorials! looking forward to seeing more every day!
Sebastian •Saturday, November 27, 2021
Thx for Showing
the Hold Control to listen EQ band on Omni Channel !
I forgot to read the manual i guess.
wfrank •Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Great video. It is so educating and much fun to watch Andrew do this!
joethecomposer007 •Wednesday, November 17, 2021
You had me at Zeppelin/ Another amazing lesson and thank you its rock.
we will we will ?
dsarnat •Friday, November 12, 2021
Great video from a great teacher... I actually watched the whole thing and started it from the beginning right away again. First time I ever did that...Thank you Mr Scheps!