In case you are unaware, there is a great resource for mix engineers (and prospective mixers) called Nail The Mix. It’s a website run by superstar engineer/producers Eyal Levi, Joey Sturgis and Joel Wanasek, and their aim is to make you the best mixer you can be. Their in-depth tutorials and step-by-step live mix sessions will get you a great deal farther than any recording school likely will, and their monthly guests will give you a new perspective on each mix – for which you will get the original multitrack source material to mix yourself.
This month’s guest mixer is none other than Periphery production mastermind Adam “Nolly” Getgood, who is responsible for the band’s high production value and out-of-this-world tones. You’ll learn to mix their song “Prayer Position” from the new album Periphery 3: Select Difficulty with all the same tracks from the original mix, and Nolly will demonstrate how he got the sounds that wound up on the record!
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Learn to mix from the guys who made your favorite albums!
NAIL THE MIX is an online mixing school created by Joey Sturgis, Joel Wanasek and Eyal Levi – the guys who produced bands like TDWP, Chelsea Grin, Blessthefall, Machine Head, Monuments, Miss May I, The Black Dahlia Murder, Reflections, Born Of Osiris, Asking Alexandria and dozens more of this generation’s best metal bands.
Every month, NAIL THE MIX members get exclusive access to the REAL MULTI-TRACK SESSIONS from a REAL ALBUM, and a 6-8 hour live streaming class from the producer who mixed it. These aren’t bogus covers played by some nobody off of YouTube, these are the actual sessions by bands like Chelsea Grin, Neck Deep, Machine Head, We Came As Romans and Chunk No Captain Chunk – and NTM is the only place in the world you’ll get access to them!
On this month’s mix:
From Periphery’s latest album “Select Difficulty,” this song was recorded in multiple locations: guitars, bass and synths being recorded at Misha Mansoor’s home studio, vocals were tracked at Taylor Larson’s Oceanic Recording, and drums were recorded last in the process across the Atlantic at Middle Farm Studio in the UK. The drums were tracked in a great live room with meticulous attention to detail, with the intention that they would be mixed with the use of little to no samples.
The song is self-produced by the band, and the mixing class will be taught by Nolly, giving you an inside look at exactly how he mixed this masterpiece.