After two days of tracking at the Legendary "Sam Phillips Recording" in Memphis, Tennessee, Matt Ross-Spang, Eli "Paperboy" Reed, The Hodges Brothers, The Masqueraders, and Ken Coomer have created two soulful songs that are ready for the mixing desk.
In this episode, Matt and Eli pull up the multitrack for "That's Love" and create the final mix.
See how Matt Ross-Spang:
Breaks down his philosophy on hybrid mixing
Explains how he preps his sessions for mixing
Shows his technique for processing the drum kit as a whole, instead of individual microphones
Sculpts the bass guitar for the perfect amount of clarity and body without stepping on the kick drum
Explains why gain staging for fader resolution can help when you start to automate
Explains why voltage peaks can cause clipping before your meters show you, and how he deals with them during the mix using his Spectrasonics V610s
Blends in his Fairchild 670 on the 2 Bus
Tries his Fultone tube tape echo on the vocal
Patches in the plate reverb at Sam Phillips Recording
Sets up a parallel compressor on the drum kit and explains converter offset and how to compensate for it
Join Matt Ross-Spang, Eli "Paperboy" Reed, The Hodges Brothers, Ken Coomer, and The
Masqueraders inside the legendary Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, TN, for an incredible recording event, from Start To Finish. Only on pureMix.net
EQ 3 7-Band
FabFilter Pro Q-2
Mod Delay III
UAD API 550A
UAD dbx 160
UAD Neve 1073 Legacy
1969 Spectra Sonics Console
Fairchild 670 MKII
Fulltone Tube Tape Echo
Sam Phillips Recording Service Plate Reverb
Spectra Sonics 610
Spectra Sonics V610
Eli “Paperboy” Reed
Eli "Paperboy" Reed (born 1983 as Eli Husock) is an American singer and songwriter. After graduating from Brookline High School in 2002, he moved to Clarksdale, Mississippi. After spending a year in Clarksdale, he enrolled at The University of Chicago to study sociology. While in Chicago, he hosted a radio show called "We Got More Soul" on WHPK and played organ and piano in the South Side Chicago church of Mitty Collier. After one year of study in Chicago, he returned home to Boston to focus on music, recording his first album Sings "Walkin' and Talkin' for My Baby" and Other Smash Hits!
Camundongo •Friday, August 18, 2023
Three Chord Joe •Friday, July 8, 2022
Outstanding! I thoroughly enjoyed this series. Thank you Matt for giving us a window into your process. Interesting blend of analog and digital, old and new. You are clearly a master of the tools and craft. I learned a bunch. Thank you Eli for sharing your artistic journey with these songs. You have Killer vocals! I will be checking out your other material.
thestudentproducer •Monday, April 26, 2021
This was great and very heart warming to watch. All that hard work paid off! Masqueraders, bless you guys, you rock!
robe1972 •Saturday, April 10, 2021
Amazing video...I loved it so much..!!!
bigsky •Wednesday, March 3, 2021
I love the 'keep it simple' philosophy. I learned so much watching this process start to finish.
more_drums •Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Someone get Ken a coffee
Brand.Audio •Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Great Tutorial. And i love the "Chunk"-T-Shirt. Goonies Rules!!!
jens.s •Sunday, January 10, 2021
Amount of compression?
Castor X •Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Great Feeling here.
callmemrnichols •Sunday, November 29, 2020
@jsdehlers the 2 mix is the mix bus. 2 mix is the term that a lot of old school mixers use. I'm assuming it has something to do with the way it's routed on the console, but don't hold me to that.
gemini8sound •Thursday, November 19, 2020
He's putting a gel that absorbs and deadens the vibrations... think of moongel, or a bandana, or tape or anything that steals some of the snare heads immediate vibrations which will deaden the sound.... sound is just vibration... absorb some, you kill some of the sound, just like putting up baffles or anything else that you want to stop a sound from doing something undesirable
jsdehlers •Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Quick question: what is the 2 mix?
wfrank •Monday, October 26, 2020
This whole series was just awesome. The artists are absolutely amazing and authentic and Matt manages to create and capture that 60-ties flair perfectly. Watching his way to listen to stuff an approach things was very helpful and inspiring. Really appreciate the time he took to explain his thinking and usage of tools to the puremix audience.