We’ve shouted out our compadres in hate5six before on this website, praising them for their tireless (unpaid!) work in shooting, editing, and post-producing live sets from all 60-some bands that play the This is Hardcore Festival in Philadelphia. We last got a pretty in-depth look into the process for mixing these sets off their soundboard sources with engineer Len Carmichael. And today, you’re in for a special treat.
This multi-cam set from headliners Converge isn’t your average “pro audio” (AKA pull the raw soundboard audio, call it “pro”). This was actually mixed by Converge guitarist/God City studio proprietor Kurt Ballou, and mastered by his frequent collaborator and supremely talented mastering engineer, Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Studios. In other words, this is one of the best sounding live sets from Converge you will ever hear (and see!). Enjoy, and rock on.