With the entire production complete, the time has finally come for Greg Wells to pull up the multitrack for Bryce Drew's "Lucky Number" on the gorgeous, Sunset Sound Custom Discrete Console, loaded with API 550-A EQs on every channel.
Watch as Greg:
Sets up a Hybrid workflow with both plugins and outboard gear
Tries out a Custom Warner Brother EQ on the stereo bus
Sets up a parallel bus with an outboard Neve 33609
Uses an outboard 1176 as a parallel vocal compressor
Creates an incredible stereo bus path using a Chandler Curve Bender and SSL style bus compressor
Sends everything to a Chandler Zener Limiter as a parallel bus, adding a whole new dimension to the mix.
Uses Neve Flying Fader Automation
Explains how he works in mono
Discusses lead vocal automation
Shares multiple stories from his career of working with other engineers and vital pieces of information he has learned over the years
Now that you have seen Greg and Bryce create an entire song from scratch through to a final mix, it is your turn to download the multitrack and sit in Greg's chair to mix the song for yourself, in its entirety!
The emotional landscape of Bryce Drew's music is brilliantly unsteady, with peaks and valleys ascending from emotive ballads into rhythmic pop anthems that carry the heartbeat of her Trinidadian-American roots. But in her soulful dexterity as an artist, and her innate ability to draw out complex emotions often hidden in the mundane, Bryce Drew shows she has all the elements of an icon in the making.
billnunez •Sunday, November 19, 2023
Honestly, I'm not into this song or any I've watched so far, but that doesn't detract from the value of watching different engineers do their thing from "start to finish".
On a side note, the intro music is so hilariously awful---like the soundtrack to a power tool or army recruitment commercial. Strange choice, imho.
firstname.lastname@example.org •Friday, October 6, 2023
Bryce Drew, such an amazing singer! And songwriter. Up until the entering of the melotrone and the back vocals/harmonies the song had so much potential. All the layers and all the harmonies killed the song. I feel sad for Bryce. I couldn’t watch until the end.
UltraLite •Wednesday, July 12, 2023
The artist, Bryce Drew, is the 'Star of the Show,' here. A window onto her creative process reveals the deliberation that defines the arts. A top level performer, and creative earworm songwriter, Bryce developed discrimination through this, apparently her first studio experience, to assert parts to add, and her articulation regarding Greg's mix. You don't know what you don't know until you know. Bryce's learning curve is illuminating. The hype around Greg Wells, is justified. Authentic and erudite, his vernacular casts his explanations in vibes drawn from his experiences, and passions. What a musician, in that he is confident and capable. Working with Bryce, is monitored by his constant analysis of sound, tempo, all the various elements he puts into the song, yet amply peppered with a bedside manner that makes it feel fun and doable. The studio tech at Sunset Sound, shared the trade, his passion, bumps in the road, and his ability to set the stage for the music to be recorded on, record and cue up takes, and his stewardship of the equipment used at Sunset Sound, Prince's favorite studio, although different room. The mastering engineer, Brian, shares his interests throughout mastering Bryce Drew's 'Lucky Number'. I bought the song on iTunes.
edwardmukiibi •Saturday, June 17, 2023
Thank You Greg Wells, the mastering engineer, the sunset sound engineer and Brice. Thank you pure mix. This Lucky number start to finish has shown me so many things. Including the advantage of being a multi instrumentalist.
Bevanmusic •Wednesday, December 14, 2022
This is actually unbelievable.
How efficient Greg is.
So much done in so little time.
lod7 •Tuesday, December 13, 2022
thank for the time you spend to record, the video is very immersive and educational in many way !
moydominguez •Monday, December 12, 2022
Awesome, awesome, awesooooome!
BambamGeorge •Thursday, September 1, 2022
Bryce is absolutely incredible! Greg, a proven force and then the assistant engineer is just very average.. I really hope if I was ever working at Sunset that the engineers would be way more across fault finding, patching, pro tools-ing, pre-empting the producer's needs and just being more on top of everything. That all said, loving this series!
alex.alb •Wednesday, August 17, 2022
God is not happy this time with beat detector on the tracks provided to mix at the minute 2:09 ...MESSSSS hahaha anyway great Videos, learning so much !
danielbaeder •Thursday, July 21, 2022
Gregg is my favorite producer because he understand music way deeper than others. He is a multi instrumentalist and plays piano at very high level. His harmony skills are impressive, sometimes he introduce some great chords to the songs. It's great to see him producing, the only thing I would say is about his electric bass joyce, I kind tend to hate rickenbacker basses....anyway....
great series, thanks to everyone involved.
keir.m •Saturday, July 16, 2022
No exercise files? Why not just a simple before and after so we can hear a HD comparison in the DAW?
mark.go •Saturday, June 11, 2022
I had a Larrivee. I still mourn it's loss. Was the best guitar I've ever played
mr.janssens •Tuesday, May 31, 2022
What a depressing ending of an otherwise above average series! If anything, I learned about a few mistakes to avoid them myself. I also listened to the final release on YouTube Music and really feel sorry for Bryce. It was almost there. But the final mastering and some careless edits in her vocal make the final record sound strained and glitchy. For example, at 1:14 the glitch on the word 'close' is an unforgivable mistake and should never have passed critical listening approval. I just started watching and really hope the other series will be of higher quality.
beschornermusic •Saturday, February 19, 2022
Gregs story between the lines and the musical he met... wow amazing! great to heart and see it! Thank you too much.
Mkogon •Sunday, January 30, 2022
Really wonderful. Greg is a masterful musician and producer/mixer. Bryce has a voice that is ethereal. Learned a ton. KUDOS.