Deconstructing A Mix 39 TUTORIAL
CHRIS LORD-ALGE – KURT DIEMER: “BURN TOGETHER”
Join the legendary Chris Lord-Alge for a series on mixing the melodic rock anthem ‘Burn Together’ by Kurt Diemer featuring Geoff Tate! Filmed at his Los Angeles studio, this series is all about CLA’s approach to mixing completely ‘in the box’ – how he continues to achieve impressive sonic results in the digital realm as he transitions from analog workflow.
Starting the mix from scratch, Chris teaches a comprehensive lesson that ranges from session preparation all the way through to final automation pass. He reveals his top choices of software to substitute hardware, and discusses key differences between analog and digital processing. He goes into detail on essential pre-mix groundwork, then tackles the project with his palette of plug-ins to craft another hard-hitting mix of outstanding quality that CLA is renowned for!
Desk to DAW transition, session preparation, routing, colouring, panning, labelling
Markers, memory locations, time alignment, clip consolidation, grid options
Hardware vs. plug-in processing, analog mix chain emulation, headroom, I/O setup
Auxiliary track setup, vocal filtering, clip gain, compression, instrument grouping
Drum balance, transient impact, overdrive, layering samples, room reverb, guitar EQ
Backing vocal dynamics, piano EQ, lead guitar effects, harmonizing, modulation
Combining vocal effects, reverb & delay parameters, different plug-in options
Vocal chains, breath control, buss compression, group management, parking
Automation modes, vocal pass, riding piano & guitar levels, guitar solo edit, mix recap