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“Hangovers and Heartbreaks” – The New Black 7 – mixed by Cedrick Courtois

“Hangovers and Heartbreaks” – The New Black 7 – mixed by Cedrick Courtois

Tory Stoffregen has been writing, touring and recording since he was seventeen and has made himself quite a name over the years. so when Tory, lead singer and guitarist told CedrickCourtois about his most recent band with Drummer BrenttArcement and Guitarist Jason K Herman called The New Black 7 a Country music band with a real true and powerful Rock edge that some of us want to hear but never quite do….. Cedrick obviously asked for the...

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Session Clean Up for Audio Mixing – ProTools Tutorial

Session Clean Up for Audio Mixing – ProTools Tutorial

Cedrick Courtois recently made a video tutorial that walks us through the process of cleaning up our Pro Tools sessions and file size before sending them to a mixing engineer. Cedrick has gone one step further with a visual presentation of the process that we believe really helps and explains a few things that people tend to forget with Pro Tools. Cedrick Courtois has worked with great artists over the years such as Beyonce, Destiny’s...

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9 ways a band will make the most out of studio time

9 ways a band will make the most out of studio time

If you plan on visiting the recording studio in the next few months, this article is for you. Assuming that there probably won’t be unlimited studio time available, these few tips may make a huge difference if you want your studio time to be as productive as possible. Although it is true that some ideas may come only from pure inspiration, when entering a recording studio there are many things you can (and should) prepare and work on in...

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Yedinci Ev, Why their latest album Simdi is such a success

Yedinci Ev, Why their latest album Simdi is such a success

Conscious of their increasing popularity, up and coming Turkish band Yedinci Ev wanted as natural a sound as they could get for their new album Simdi. They spoke to several audio engineers before asking Alen Konakoglu to produce, record and mix the album available on iTunes here. Alen was the natural choice for Yedinci Ev (meaning 7th House in English) for several good reasons. Firstly, he had studied audio engineering at the Musicians...

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Audio Engineer Questions Chris Tuck – Interview

Audio Engineer Questions Chris Tuck – Interview

mixing Audio Pros: How and when did you start your musical career, give our readers a bit of background info? Who were you early influences, early recording studio you worked in etc? Chris Tuck: My musical / studio career pretty much started after I finished high school. I would be listening to music for hours on end, and so when the conversation turned to what career I would like to follow, being obsessed by “the magic” on the albums I...

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Wallpaper – Hesher (Kairo Kingdom remix) mixed by Lukas Rimbach

Wallpaper – Hesher (Kairo Kingdom remix) mixed by Lukas Rimbach

Hesher is a single off Wallpapers album “Ricky Reed is Real” that can be purchased on iTunes. Kairo Kingdom were booked for the Vans Warped Tour which featured Wallpaper and were asked to remix the song explained Lukas. “The song is actually co-produced by ThankYouKid which is one half produced by Patrick Faubert a good friend of mine. I told Patrick how much I loved the song and I was asked to mix the song especially as I am known...

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Yoav – Blood Line – recorded mixed and produced by Chris Tuck

Yoav – Blood Line – recorded mixed and produced by Chris Tuck

South African singer Yoav made it clear that he wanted his latest album Blood Vine, not to be a traditional singer songwriter style album… something that Chris Tuck, recording and mixing engineer of the album agrees “is all too easy to fall into when you are composing and performing with just your acoustic guitar and voice.” Yoav’s idea was to explore electronic sounds with Blood Vine, with no constraints on the process. He was...

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Be On The Scene live music event sponsored by mixing Audio Pros

Be On The Scene live music event sponsored by mixing Audio Pros

Sometimes it’s nice to remember why we do what we do and get back to the roots of why we got involved in the music industry, The Music. On a crisp Friday evening, as London finally let’s go of a long hot summer and gives in to the incoming winter weather, mixingAudioPros sponsored a live music showcase run by Be On The Scene (www.beonthescene.com) in one of London’s most famous and exclusive venues; The Kensington Roof Gardens. Be On...

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Watch the interview with Grant Strang and Pascal Glanville

Watch the interview with Grant Strang and Pascal Glanville

mixingAudioPros is presenting you Grant Strand and Pascal Glanville. The interview with these great audio engineers was made in their London studio. Watch the video below to find out a little more about the guys behind the desk.

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Lauren Housley – One Step Closer EP

Lauren Housley – One Step Closer EP

Last summer Lauren Housley contacted Chris Hamilton wanting an old analogue sound but with an up to date element for her latest EP ‘One Step closer’. Taking inspiration from his eclectic record collection spanning from 1920’s 78’s onwards, he wanted to engineer the EP in a way that limited the choices in the mix. The less mic’s on instruments the more he had to push what he had and get very creative. Obviously...

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The Audio Engineer behind the desk – Nathan Johnson

The Audio Engineer behind the desk – Nathan Johnson

We interviewed Nathan Johnson in Sydney last week; the latest in our ‘Engineer behind the desk” series. Nathan has been passionate about music since he was 14 and we also found out that he was from rural Tasmania. His passion for recording and mixing didn’t stop him as you can read below. Again – amazing the things that you find out about sound engineers when you talk to them and Nathan is certainly no exception. Read on to...

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The sound engineer behind the desk, Will Kennedy

The sound engineer behind the desk, Will Kennedy

We interviewed Will Kennedy in Los Angeles last week; the latest in our ‘Engineer behind the desk” series. Will has been working in the industry for over 15 years both as freelance and with many of the majors. He has a real gift and passion for recording and mixing and it’s amazing the things that you find out about sound engineers when you talk to them and Will is certainly no exception. Read on to learn about Will...

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Interview with the sound engineer Jake Antelis

Interview with the sound engineer Jake Antelis

mixing Audio Pros: How and when did you start your musical career? Jake Antelis: I have loved music and sound since I was a kid. I started off playing drums at age 9 which progressed to me playing in a few music bands through high school and recording them ( not very well) with some basic gear I had laying around. As I tinkered with things and learnt what sounded good and what didn’t, I took notes and spent countless hours trying out...

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Pat Collier – Sound engineer behind the desk

Pat Collier – Sound engineer behind the desk

For the latest in our ‘Engineer behind the desk’ series, we thought who better to talk to than one of the original sound engineers to join mixingAudioPros.com, Pat Collier. Pat is a fantastic sound engineer and has had a long and illustrious career lasting 35 years going back to the UK Punk scene in the late 70’s. He has worked with artists such Jesus and the Mary Chain, Katrina and the Waves, The House of Love, The Wonderstuff and...

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Edd Hartwell Q&A with mixing Audio Pros

Edd Hartwell Q&A with mixing Audio Pros

In our continued quest to give you more info on our engineers through our interviews entitled ” the man behind the desk”; we bring you an interview with one of our UK engineers Edd Hartwell. Edd has worked for acts such as The Jim Jones Revue, Jamie Cullum, Jeff Beck, The Prodigy, Jamiroquai and worked as one of the in-house engineers at the internationally acclaimed SARM studios in the UK mixing Audio Pros: How and when did you...

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