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Tracking & Mixing with Outboard Gear

with Kris Crummett

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About The Class

get the inside scoop on working with outboard gear.

Pairing outboard gear with your digital set-up is a sure-fire way to get a professional-grade audio recording. In Tracking & Mixing with Outboard Gear, Kris Crummet will show you how adding some basic analog gear to your recording toolbox will lend pro-level character and depth to your mixes.

Outboard gear adds analog warmth and punchiness to a mix that simply can’t be replicated by software. If you’re an at-home producer who wants to add a little more sonic flavor than you can get in the box, you’ll need to incorporate outboard gear into your recording process. In Tracking & Mixing with Outboard Gear, you’ll learn analog gear basics from the guy who has produced some of this generation’s most dynamic rock/post-hardcore bands including; Sleeping With Sirens, Dance Gavin Dance, Alesana, Issues and more.

If you want to learn how to warm up your tracks with outboard gear, watch Tracking & Mixing with Outboard Gear and get an inside look at Kris Crummet’s approach to audio production.


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    10 Pre-Show

    02:57
  2. 02

    FreePreview: Intro to Using Outboard Gear

    Kris talks about when to use outboard gear while recording and when it is a-okay to use plug-ins.

    31:03
  3. 03

    Patchbay & Drum Bus Processing

    42:43
  4. 04

    Mixing Drums: Kick Drum

    25:34
  5. 05

    Mixing Drums: Snare Drum

    45:34
  6. 06

    Mixing Drums: High Hat

    29:35
  7. 07

    Mixing Drums: Cymbals and Room Mic

    49:02
  8. 08

    Mixing the Bass

    11:23
  9. 09

    Thanks + Credits

    04:17
  10. 10

    Mixing Vocals

    29:19
  11. 11

    Mix Bus Compression

    30:04
  12. 12

    Effects Created with Hardware

    17:58
  13. 13

    10 Wrap-Up

    01:57

Meet Your Expert

Kris Crummett

In the past In the past 10 years, Producer/Engineer Kris Crummett has worked with hundreds of bands and labels around the globe. He prides him himself on his ability to work efficiently anywhere while still having Interlace Audio as his ... read more

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  • user-0620d8

    December 2014

    OK I bought this course to watch at my leisure. Lots of Respect for Kris - if you go to his personal website, his experience and track record (no pun!) is impressive. Clearly he knows his stuff and has developed a very efficient way of working. I am a singer songwriter in the UK with many years of experience playing live. I have my own project studio (Pro Tools 11, lots of vintage hardware, UAD, Avalon, Tube Tech etc) and all the software plug ins, virtual instruments. Also a comprehensive guitar collection, acoustics, electrics, keyboards, DW drums etc. My problem is this. here again is a well organised Creative Live presentation with a competent presenter, but the content is inappropriate for the majority of viewers. Like many people watching this stuff, I find the material used to demonstrate the techniques is awful. Grahame Cochrane is the same - over produced American soft rock which has absolutely no musical or creative merit. This 'music' isn't going to stand the test of time and will be gone within a year. I understand that the material isn't Kris's personal stuff, but he says he likes it and I'm sure he does. But what your listeners want to hear is how to produce recordings which have space and clarity. Listen to Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mark Knopfler, Ry Cooder, Dylan, Van Morrison - these artist's recordings are the ones to emulate! So please, can we kick out the over compressed X Factor style stuff and get back to basics? Show us how to get quality sounds and how to create space in a mix. Its the natural sounding music which will be with us in 50 year's time - just like the Motown stuff is now. No doubt there is a whole generation out there who think this sort of material has credibility, but I have to tell you it has almost no musical or creative merit, and I for one don't need to know how its produced.

  • user-7d32b7

    August 2014

    This was the single most helpful source of information for improving my mixing that I have ever come across. I loved it and i know everybody else here will too. Buy it so this man can come back again

  • Creativelive Student

    September 2014

    Awesome course, super relevant as Issues is my favourite band and as a producer/engineer I aspire to their tone, the drum mixing was especially great, just a shame that there was no mention of electric guitar mixing

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