Mix Session Intro
I thought a really good place to start would be that I exported a version of the song and the song is Alpha from album Juggernaut Alpha. And this song has the prerecorded guitars, bass, and vocal tracks, and synths that you're seeing on the screen here, from the album sessions. And we've just dropped in the drums that we recorded yesterday, I did that before the session started today. What we're gonna listen to now is all of those instruments completely dry, so there's no mixing going on at all. Say from just panning and level adjustment. And it's not gonna sound very inspiring so, we'll just take a little listen to that now. (Alpha by Juggernaut) I did not mean to do that. You get the idea anyway. What I'm gonna do now, is mute that and listen to what's actually in the session, which is a provisional mix of the song including the drums that we recorded yesterday and we'll see what kind of a difference you get when you go from just those raw turns to the final turns. (Alpha by Juggerna...
ut) There's a little bit of a delay so I keep pressing the button twice. Anyway, hopefully that wasn't too annoying but I was going through and soloing certain aspects as they came in and out. To highlight some of the key tones or the textures that are in there. Obviously there's a lot more than what I showed you there but I also wanted you to hear some of the song.
Periphery is one of the most influential bands in the progressive rock/metal scene. They’re known not just for being great players with great songs, but also self-producing their most recent double album “Juggernaut.” In this class, you’ll get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at exactly how they did it, lead by Periphery bassist/producer Adam “Nolly” Getgood and drummer Matt Halpern.
First, they’ll track drums live in the studio, showcasing some of the techniques Nolly uses to capture Matt’s unique, nuanced performances. They’ll cover their approach to tuning, mic selection, mic positioning, and some of their own tricks for handling mic bleed and other common challenges.
Next, they’ll walk through a complete mix using an actual session from “Juggernaut” and the drum tracks they just recorded. They’ll cover their overall approach to mixing, then go into detail on approaches for compression, EQ, and effects for every instrument.
This class will also include all of the samples that Matt and Nolly record live on the air available to download along with a bonus video of Nolly showing how to mic a guitar cabinet using the technique that he used to get the guitar tones on the Juggernaut album.