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.
Summary (Generated from Transcript)
Theme: Recording and Mixing in a Studio Setting
This class focuses on the theme of recording and mixing in a studio setting. It covers various topics related to capturing and processing different instruments and elements within a mix.
- Shell micing techniques for recording drums
- Microphone options and placement for miking toms, overheads, and room mics
- Soundchecking drum tones in a studio setting
- Drum micing and phase issues
- Working with tempo in a recording or performing setting
- Evolution of drum parts during the songwriting process
- Studio organization and labeling of tracks
- Mix techniques for kick drum, snare drum, toms, cymbals, and overheads
- Mixing bass guitar, rhythm guitars, and lead guitars
- Mixing synths, pads, and samples
- Mixing vocals
Benefits of Learning these Topics:
- Gain knowledge and skills in recording and mixing in a studio setting
- Understand various microphone techniques for different instruments
- Learn how to achieve desired tones and balance in a mix
- Develop the ability to create depth and dimension in a mix
- Enhance the quality and professionalism of recordings and mixes
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I achieve a specific drum tone for recording?
What are the best microphone options for different instruments?
How do I deal with phase issues in a mix?
What techniques can I use to improve the sound of vocals in a mix?
How do I create a cohesive and balanced mix?
What are some common mistakes to avoid when recording and mixing?
How can I achieve a professional sound in my recordings and mixes?
What plugins and tools are recommended for mixing different instruments?
What is the best way to approach automation in a mix?
How can I ensure consistency when mixing multiple songs on an album?