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This week is the premiere of Pensado's Place with mixing engineer Dave Pensado, his manager Herb Trawick, and engineer Zan Nakari. They are joined in studio by mixing engineer Ariel Chobaz who recently worked with Nicki Minaj on her album. In this week's Into The Lair, Dave Pensado goes over some of his favorite new compressor and eq plug-ins that he uses on his mixes. They also break down the tracks for Linkin Park's 'Waiting for the End' in this week's Playback, and the group takes questions from viewers during Corner Office. For more information, show notes, and schedule visit http://www.thisweekin.com.
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In 2nd episode of Pensado's Place with mixing engineer Dave Pensado, Herb Trawick, and Zan Nakari are joined by world renowned mixing engineer Jean-Marie Horvat (Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, TI, Reba Mcentire, Beyonce, etc.). On this week's Into The Lair, Dave goes over stereo buss compression and the difference between compressors and limiters. The gang also breaks down Whiz Kalifa's Black and Yellow in this week's Playback, and the group takes live chat room questions from viewers during Corner Office! For more information, show notes, and schedule, visit http://www.thisweekin.com!
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In the 3rd episode of Pensado's Place, Dave Pensado is joined by GRAMMY award winning mixer Dylan "3D" Dresdow. (Michael Jackson, Black Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Usher, The Game, Nas, Ciara, Talib Kweli, Macy Gray, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Herbie Hancock, Chris Brown, Ricky Martin and many more). On this week's Into The Lair, Dave goes talks about how he Busses tracks for mixing, and the various plug-ins he uses on those busses. The crew breaks down PitBull's newest single featuring T-Pain, "Hey Baby (drop it to the floor)". And finally, Dave and Dylan take viewers questions in this week's "Corner Office"!
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In the 4th episode of Pensado's Place, Dave Pensado is joined by legendary engineer and mixer Tony Maserati (Marc Anthony, James Brown, Mariah Carey, Destiny's Child, R. Kelly, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Mya, Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy, Jessica Simpson, Tupac, Jason Mraz etc.). This week's episode was devoted entirely to the passionate discussion between Dave and Tony regarding all things mixing and engineering. New plug-ins such as the Slate Digital FG-X and the Waves C6 were covered, as well as various mixing concepts, how Will.i.am is the poster child for the new breed of producer, and much more!. And as always, your questions from the chat room were taken in the "Corner Office" segment.
5:00 - Tony talks about embracing modern mixing techniques.
• Automation in the DAW
• Use of hardware inserts from DAW to Analog Gear.
7:00 - Dave asks Tony: what techniques do you use now with modern technology (DAW systems) that you use today?
• Frequency dependent compression (multiband compression)
• Compressing mid range and leaving bottom end alone and uncompressed.
11:40 - How would you treat a rap vocal (biggie) vs a pop vocal (beyonce)?
16:27 - How do you use automation in a unique way?
(Talk of automating every single parameter in a plug-in)
18:00 - "Will.i.am is the poster child for the new breed of producer"
Questions from the corner office:
20:16 - What are your thoughts on placing your bass in the mix?
20:18 - To level out vocals, do you prefer to automate or compress?
23:23 - What is your go-to analog compressor for vocals?
-Pop: Chandler Zener and Distressor
24:14 - Most often used plug-in?
• UAD vintage emulations
• Waves C4/C6
25:00 - What element do you start your mixes with?
27:10 - What goes on in your head from the moment you hear the rough mix till the moment you mix the song?
28:13 - For Tony: What is your approach to the mix buss?
• Pendulum ES8 Comp/Limiter
• Slate Digital FG-X
29:23 - How do you pan vocal stacks?
33:18 - Who are your favorite mastering engineers?
37:55 - For Hip Hop or R&B, do you use reverb on the drums?
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In the 5th episode of Pensado's Place, Dave hosts an all Q&A episode with tons of great viewer questions! With Part 2/2 of the latest "Into The Lair", Dave takes you through some tools he used on the mix for "Shorty is a Weirdo" by Mr. Midwest and Ray J. Get a behind the scene look at how your favorite songs were mixed and the tools that were used by Dave!
3:20 Into The Lair
3:50 Metric Halo Channel Strip
4:00 Waves CLA-76 compressor
4:33 McDSP FutzBox
4:49 Waves L1 Limiter
5:20 Massey L2007 Mastering Limiter
5:45 Massey De:Esser
6:07 Bass plugins:
Waves GTR Stomp Box
Waves GTR Amp
Kick Drums: 6:45
Waves PuigTec EQP1A
Slate Digital Trigger
Hi Hat EQ:
Live Drum parallel compression Plug-Ins:
Waves CLA 76
Waves PuigTec EQP1A
Waves CLA 3A
McDSP Filterbank P4
Waves SSL E-Channel Strip
Digi Comp Lim Dyn3
Waves L1 Limiter
Waves GTR Stomp Box Effects
15:40 Corner Office
16:22 Dave talks about the best way to use this show and how not get too caught up in the specific details, but to grasp higher concepts.
18:35 Dave tells viewers about his RTA (Real Time Analyzer)
-Audio Control Real Time Analyzer
-The difference between top of the line converters is negligible
-Dave's favorite converters:
HD IO (http://www.avid.com/US/products/HD-IO)
Lynx Aurora (http://www.lynxstudio.com/)
21:00 Antelope Clock (Dave feels he gets a slightly tighter top end after replacing his Big Ben) (http://www.antelopeaudio.com)
21:22 Most engineers mix to what they are hearing through their converters.
21:50 Freddy K: How do you get depth and width in your mixes?
- Dr. MS plugin for width (http://www.mathewlane.com/DrMS.html)
- Waves S1 Imager series (http://www.waves.com)
22:29 Stereo tricks for strings/pianos/synths
If you have a stereo track of strings, convert to dual mono.
- Shift the left track early by 7ms
- Shift the right track late by 7ms
23:23 On most keyboards, stereo is not stereo. The sound will be placed on one side and a chorus on the other, which clouds up the middle. To make space in the middle, pan your stereo keyboards to one side and pan their effects to the other.
23:53 Stereo on a reverb return is usually not stereo
Try this: put 2 plugins with the same reverb preset, pan one plugin in hard left, and the other hard right, with both plugins having slight parameter changes"
24:40 If you are doing a ballad and the vocals are in a really low range, try running the send to the reverb through a harmonizer and put that up an octave, so what you are sending to the reverb unit is an octave higher than the original sound source. When you mix that back in with the vocal it is a really cool effect and makes the vocal sound more exciting."
25:10 Take two chorus units: With the first chorus unit pan one side left, and the other at about 1-2 o'clock. Take the second chorus unit and change the depth and the rate to where they are slightly different, and then pan that unit hard right, and about 10 o'clock. Delay the hard panned edges about 10-14ms.
Think of ways to clear out the middle, think of ways to give the impression of things being outside the stereo field.
26:13 A way to get your mixes wider with Analog gear is the Behringer Edison EX1 (http://www.behringer.com)
27:16 FLFreeman asks for Herb: "What is the importance of management and why management for Engineers and Producers?"
30:40 Dave Pensado on vocals:
Favorite analog gear:
Millenia EQ for broad brush strokes http://www.mil-media.com
(tube inserted into signal chain)
GML 8200 http://www.massenburg.com/c/gml/mod8200
for precision EQing
TubeTech compressor http://www.tube-tech.com
Gates Sta-Level http://www.vintageking.com
Favorite Plugins: Precision work with Flux EQ http://www.fluxhome.com
Color and vibe Waves API550
and V-Series EQ
Waves 1176 blue stripe for vocals and black for everything else.
33:25 Donald Valdez asks: If I bought good studio monitors but don't treat my room with panels or acoustic treatment, can I still get a nice professional sounding mix? And is learning my room enough, or is it a battle not worth fighting?
35:48 Jeff Braun asks: On live drums, if I move individual tracks in my drum group forward or backwards will I experience any phase issues?
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In the 6th episode of Pensado's Place, Dave is joined by 5-time GRAMMY award winning mixer Manny Marroquin! In this week's Into The Lair, Dave discusses reference mixes, why he uses them, and some of his favorite songs to use as reference mixes. Afterwards, Dave and Manny take viewer questions and discuss their approaches to mixing today's most popular music.
3:10 Into The Lair - All about reference mixes
3:20 Ultrasone Pro 750's. Use of headphones to negate the sound of the room.
3:57 Referencing Technique when mixing
4:50 "Romio and Juliet by Silk E. Fyne" - Instrumental
5:35 "Say it To My Face" - Young Buck
6:42 Listening to Kick Drums on NS-10 is a good reference for seeing whats going on in the160-200hz regions.
7:28 Dave uses "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia to reference the sibilance on vocals and make sure his "S" sounds are up to the level of that song.
8:00 "Fix" by Blackstreet (Mixed byTeddy Rileys) for midrange and overall apparent level. Aggressive midrange.
9:38 "My All" by Mariah Carey for judging the EQ on a vocal
10:27 "Hella Good" by No Doubt (Mixed by Mark "Spike" Stent) for use of compression and transient design on drums, level of the snare drum, and the way the vocal sits.
11:03 John Legend "Used To Love U" (Mixed by Manny Marroquin) Loves the honesty in the mix. Loves referencing it to make sure that his mixes are not too much brighter than this track.
12:03 "Miss Independent" by Ne-Yo (Mixed by Phil Tan). Likes the level of the drums relative to other instruments.
13:31 Track by The Roots (Mixed by Bob Power) for the placement of the sub, low, and top end in the mix. Also the level of the instruments relative to each other.
14:50 John Gas mix for background vocals
15:29 Just for fun, when dave needs a mood-lifting song, he plays "I'm a Thug" by Trick Daddy
17:43 Manny Marroquin interview
19:00 Dave asks Manny about his untraditional pathway to success
22:00 Dave asks Manny how he is able to keep his same quality sound when working in a variety of different sounding rooms.
24:36 "Everybody's a mixer these days" - Manny Marroquin
25:52 "What advice would you give to someone starting out to acquire the ability to go from mixing John Mayer, to Alicia Keys, to Kanye, to Justin Beiber?"
27:11 "What client that you have worked with has blown the most speakers in your control room?"
27:50 John Carvell asks Manny "How do you approach mixing such a diverse range of music?"
28:30 "You can't discriminate with music" - Manny Marroquin
30:00 Rammy K asks, "Is there a level you like to start with when you build the rest of the mix? How much headroom do you allot yourselves?"
34:00 Question from the chat room, "How do you treat vocals with too much compression?"
36:26 Question from the chat room, "How do you treat Fender Rhodes parts, especially the bass parts, to get them sounding warm and not muddy"
38:00 Herb asks Manny, "Does business come your way outside of records? Movies or Television work?"
39:30 Dave asks Manny, "What is your go-to process for synthesizers?"
43:00 Chatroom Question from Danny: "What does Manny use on his Mix Buss?"
45:26 "Can you elaborate on what you mean by 'carving out' with EQ"
46:28 Dave asks Manny to describe how he uses transients in his mix.
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In the 7th Episode of Pensado's Place, Dave is joined by Colin McDowell of McDSP PlugIns to give a special offer to all Pensado's Place viewers! In this week's Into The Lair, Dave talks about all things vocals including his favorite effects. In this week's Corner Office segment, Dave and Herb field viewer questions from the live chat room and e-mail!
3:08 Into The Lair - Vocals
4:24 - Dealing with "S's" (Sibilance) in vocals.
5:17 - Using EQ in vocals (Metric Halo Channel Strip)
7:14 - Compressing before or after EQ?
9:15 - Different methods of dealing with sibilance in a vocal
10:10 - Determining starting levels for vocals
11:46 - Using vocal effects and why you use them.
Panning: Left to Right in the mix space
Reverb: Front to Rear in the mix space
12:40 - Method to get more width in the mix
Waves H-Delay plugin feeding Waves Center plugin.
13:31 - Using the Eventide 949 Harmonizer plugin with different parameters on the Left and Right channels to help widen it. (unlinking the Left and Right channels)
14:45 - Adding reverb to the vocal using Bricasti (Large Hall setting)
19:02 - Colin McDowell of McDSP joins Dave via Skype w/ a special plug-in discount for Pensado's Place watchers
24:12 - Corner Office
24:27 - Dave talks about the "Rule of 3rds" as it applies to mixing.
26:45 - Dave talk's about the Empirical Labs EL-8 Distressor.
28:39 - With live drums, do you prefer to using room mics or prefer to create the fictional room sound with reverb?
30:00 - Dave's take on replacing reverbs with short delays
31:36 - What are the services that a manager could provide for a producer or mixer?
33:48 - How do you go about getting a manager as an engineer/producer/mixer?
34:58 - What percentage of a manager's responsibility is to get your client work vs. managing your client's work?
36:27 - Herb's take on the trend of A&R people becoming managers.
38:17 - What is Dave's average work week? How many songs do you mix a week? How long do you spend, on average, on an individual mix?
("Lady Marmalade" was a 12 day mix!)
40:25 - How do you handle vocal doubles in Rap?
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In the 8th Episode of Pensado's Place, Dave is joined by GRAMMY award winning mixer Jaycen Joshua! This week's Into The Lair, dave interviews GRAMMY nominated engineers Andrew Wuepper and Brian "B-Love" Thomas about their vocal tracking methods. And finally, Dave and Jaycen give their in-depth answers to live viewer questions in the Corner Office.
Pensado's Place #8
2:11 - Into The Lair - Vocal Tracking at The Boom Boom Room w/ GRAMMY nominated engineer's Brian "B-Love" Thomas and Andrew Wuepper.
2:57 - Do you use different mics for different genres?
3:35 - Are there any mics you use that would surprise people?
4:41 - What is your pre-amp of choice?
• Neve 1073
• Cranesong Flamingo
5:31 - What do you (Andrew and B ) mean by gain structure as it applies to tracking vocals?
8:39 - How does the genre of music effect the vocal chain?
9:45 - What attack and release times do you use as a starting point?
10:35 - What compression ratio do you like to use?
11:38 - Advice for project studios
13:09 - Interview w/ Jaycen Joshua
14:00 - Jaycen explains how he works with the low frequencies in his mixing.
15:24 - EQing small amounts in a mix at narrow bandwidths and describing parallel compression with kick drums.
16:40 - Dave asks Jaycen if he works In The Box (Digital) or Analog.
18:40 - Dave talks about Jaycen's engineering skills vs. his taste
22:41 - Dave has Jaycen expand on his use of vocal effects in his mixes
24:51- Dave asks Jaycen what his go-to delay is.
"All my vocals, 100% are in the box
26:26 - Do you have a favorite plug-in, EQ, or compressor that you use?
"Find that compressor that you know backwards and forwards"
28:48 - How many reverbs or delays do you use to get a good 'ambiance' in the mix?
31:02- Do you start with a template when you mix?
30:10 Corner Office!
33:04 - How do you balance Keys and Bass to have a nice bottom and low-midrange?
35:47 - Dave explains the Penua Project
36:30 - Joshua explains the Penua Project
38:56 - How are you able to make your drum buss loud in the mix without killing the transients?
40:58 - Jaycen answers
"L2007 compressor on drum buss will make your drum buss sound loud, without killing the transients, and giving you that midrange that you need"
42:15 -Dave and Jaycen's thoughts on automation and compression
44:54 - New Segment!! Rapid fire: Dave name's an instrument and Jaycen gives the first go-to compressor that comes to his mind.
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In the 9th Episode of Pensado's Place, Maureen Droney, Sr. Executive Director of the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy joins Dave, Herb, and Zan to discuss the GRAMMY's and other aspects of NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences)
This week's Into The Lair is the second part of our 2 part series on vocal tracking with Andrew Wuepper and Brian "B-Love" Thomas. After ITL, Maureen helps Dave answer viewer questions in "The Corner Office". And finally, mastering engineer Brad Blackwood of Euphonic Mastering answer's Dave's questions in a NEW rapid-fire segment: "The Batter's Box"!
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In the 10th episode of Pensado's Place, Larabee Studio's assistant engineers (Chris Galland, Drew Adams, and Jesus Garnica) join Dave to discuss how they became assistants and their day-to-day work. This week's ITL is part 1 of 2 of an in-depth walk-through of how Dave uses vocal reverbs and effects! In this week's Corner Office, Dave and the gang are answering the top 3 "Liked" questions via our facebook fanpage, and Producer James Murray (Alien Ant Farm, Drowning Pool, etc) joins Dave to talk about the gear he uses in The Batters Box!
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In the 11th episode of Pensado's Place, Dave's guest is Producer Emanuel ""E-Man"" Kiriakou (Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Selena Gomez, etc). This week's ITL is a continuation of last week's that talks all about vocal effects and various techniques. E-Man and Dave answer your questions in the Corner Office with new chat jockey Drew Adams, and in this week's Batter's Box, Engineer Chris Wood (Brian McKnight, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Rascal Flatts) answers Dave's rapid fire gear questions!
Emanuel Kiriakou Twitter: @EmanuelKiriakou
Chris Wood Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/rrco
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In the 12th episode of Pensado's Place, Dann and David Huff join dave from Nashville via Skype to discuss Rascal Flatts, Keither Urban, and all things engineering and production! This week's ITL discusses clearing elements out of the middle to make room for vocals, as well as tricks to widen your mixes. Dave, Dann and David answer viewer questions in the Corner Office, and Engineering legend Ed Seay joins dave in the Batter's Box for a rapid fire question and answer session!
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In the 13th episode of Pensado's Place, engineering legend (and GRAMMY and TEC award winner) Ed Cherney stops by to chat with Dave and answer viewer questions in the ""Corner Office"". Dave and Ed then talk about their favorite gear in ""The Batters Box"", and another great ""Into The Lair"" which includes 4 distinct methods for getting instruments to sit better in the mix, as well as get more width and depth to your mixes by clearing things out of the middle!
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In the 14th episode of Pensado's Place, Kanye West's engineer Mike Dean joins Dave and Herb to talk about his career, pioneering the "Dirty South" sound, and working with Kanye west on all of his albums! Dave and Mike then take viewer questions from the chatroom and facebook in "The Corner Office", followed by this week's "Batter's Box", where Mike answers Dave's rapid-fire questions regarding the gear he uses. This week's "Into The Lair" is at the end of the show, and is a continuation from last week's where Dave gives four distinct examples of how to clear out the middle and get wider mixes!
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In the 15th episode of Pensado's Place, Engineering legend Bruce Swedien joins Dave, Herb, and Drew from his private studio in central Florida to discuss his career, engineering philosophy, and answer viewers questions. The entire episode is devoted to Bruce as he takes us on a tour of his private studio, shows us his recording set ups, and shares his engineering philosophies. This is a can't miss episode!
Visit Bruce Swedien's Website: http://inthestudiowithbruceswedien.com/
*Special thanks to Ramsees Mechan (http://www.facebook.com/RamseesMechan) for all his hard work in making this interview happen!
- Pensado's Place - #16 - Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa, Usher, and Mixing Engineers Phil Tan and Charles Dye
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In the 16th episode of Pensado's Place starts off with an in-depth look into the world of high-end mic pre's with BAE Audio's own Mark Loughman. They discuss the history of the venerable 1073 mic pre, and how Mark has managed to not only recreate, but improve upon this industry classic. Our guest is 3-time GRAMMY award winning mixer Phil Tan (Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Enrique Iglesias, Fergie, Usher, Mariah Carey). He joins Dave and the gang via Skype to talk about his career, techniques, and favorite gear. Later in the show, the pioneer of In The Box mixing Charles Dye joins Dave and Phil via Skype in ""The Batters Box"" to answer rapid fire gear questions, which results in Charles sharing some incredible mixing secrets! You don't want to miss this one!
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In the 17th Episode of Pensado's Place, Joe Baressi, One of the best Rock Engineer, Producer, and Mixers, joins Dave in studio to talk about his career and methodology. The episode kicks off with a follow up to Episode #16's ""Into The Lair"", featuring the amazing Esthero singing through the fantastic BAE mic preamps at Larrabee studios! We then join Joe in studio who discusses working with Queens Of The Stone Age, Wolfmother, Tool, and countless other top rock acts. Joe answers viewers questions in ""The Corner Office"", and answers Dave's rapid-fire Guitar Pedal questions in ""The Batter's Box""!. Another episode you don't want to miss!
BAE Audio: http://www.baeaudio.com
Joe Barresi: http://www.joebarresi.com
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In the 18th episode of Penado's Place, 4-time GRAMMY winning Mixing Engineer Michael Brauer joins Dave via Skype to give a tour of his studio and outboard gear, as well as talk about his infamous ""Brauerize®"" compression technique in detail! The entire episode is devoted to Michael as he answers viewer questions in ""The Corner Office"" as well as talks his favorite gear in ""The Batter's Box"". You don't want to miss this episode as Michael discusses everything from Coldplay lead vocal tracking to digital plug-ins!
Michael Brauer's website: http://www.mbrauer.com/
To enter to win a FREE BAE 1073 Mic Pre/DI go here:
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In this week's episode of Pensado's Place. Dave and Herb spend the first half of the episode talking about the music business, what has happened to it, and where it is going. They then take viewer questions for the second half of the episode! At the end of this episode they announce the winner of the BAE DMP 1073 giveaway (Congrats Bryan!)
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In this week's episode of Pensado's Place, Dave and Herb host one of Dave's past assistants, engineer Andrew Wuepper! Andrew has worked with such artists as Katy Perry, Usher, and mixed Frank Ocean's latest hit "Novacane". Dave and Andrew discuss engineering and mixing techniques that Andrew has used on his latest work, and take live viewer questions in "The Corner Office". Andrew dishes on his favorite plug-ins and hardware in "The Batter's Box", and in this week's "Into The Lair", Dave explains some of his compression techniques in the box!
See Andrew Wuepper's credits here: http://albumcredits.com/Profile/1018603
Check out Frank Ocean's blog here: http://frankocean.tumblr.com/
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Bob Hodas of bobhodas.com teaches Dave and co. the secrets behind making your room sound the best it can be!
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Dave Pensado is proud to welcome the multiple GRAMMY award winning mixer, producer, and friend - Jack Joseph Puig. To quote Steve Kurutz from AllMusic.com, Jack Joseph Puig is "Known for his ability to merge the sounds of the past three decades to create something that is thoroughly modern...". Jack has worked with artists such as Goo Goo Dolls, The Black Crowes, John Mayer, Weezer, Fiona Apple, Green Day, The Counting Crows, No Doubt, Klaxons, Panic at the Disco, Stone Temple Pilots, U2, and many others.
JJP talks about his career and philosophy behind mixing and producing records before answering viewer questions in "The Corner Office". This is a very special episode as Pensado's Place has partnered with Vintage King to power the "Batter's Box" segment! Puig dishes on his favorite gear in certain applications, and viewers get insights into how and why Jack uses specific outboard gear and software. This is an epic episode you can't miss!
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Tricky Stewart is one of the most prolific, proficient, and efficient hit makers of our day. More than a music producer, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart is a songwriter, music publisher, executive producer, recording studio owner, and founder and owner of RedZone entertainment. To date, Tricky Stewart is behind 25 million records sold and has produced such singles as Beyoncé's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It), Britney Spear's "Me Against the Music", Rihanna's "Umbrella", and Justin Bieber's "Baby", and Frank Ocean's "Novacane" just to name a few!
Dave joins Tricky in his studio to discuss his career, philosophy behind music production, and his take on the current state of the music industry. Later in the episode, Tricky joins Dave in "The Batter's Box" to answer Dave's questions about his favorite synths and instruments for music production.
Special thanks to our partner Vintage King:
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In the 24th episode of Pensado's Place, Dave goes over Sidechain Compression techniques and Tape Saturation plug-ins in this week's "Into The Lair". Dave then gets put in the hot seat when he takes viewer questions from Facebook for this week's "Batters Box"!
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In the 25th episode of Pensado's Place, the engineer behind 5150 studios, George Saer, joins Dave to talk about his career and share insights about working with Eddie Van Halen. But before that, this week's "Into The Lair" is a continuation of last week's, where Dave explains how he starts to build a mix. Later on, prior guest and GRAMMY award winning engineer Dylan Dresdow skypes in from papervustudios.com to join Dave in the "Batter's Box".
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22:31 - Alex Da Kid Interview!
In the 26th episode of Pensado's Place, GRAMMY winning songwriter and producer Alex Da Kid joins dave for part 1 of a special two part interview. Alex has produced for artists and groups such as Nicki Minaj, T.I. Eminem, Rihanna, B.o.B., Dr. Dre and many others. He is behind such hits as B.o.B. and Hayley William's hit single "Airplanes", Rihanna and Eminem's "Love The Way You Lie", and Dr. Dre and Eminem's "I Need a Doctor". Alex shares incredible insights to his production techniques that you simply can't miss.
This episode is full of good information as this week's ITL is hosted by Dave's assistant Drew Adams, as he walks viewers through how he sets up a client's session for Dave to mix. Finally, engineer and mixer Claudio Cueni (2Pac, Kurupt, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) joins Dave in the Batter's Box to answer his rapid fire gear questions.
Special thanks to our partner as always http://www.vintageking.com
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In the 27th episode of Pensado's Place, GRAMMY winning songwriter and producer Alex Da Kid joins dave for the second half of a special two part interview. Alex has produced for artists and groups such as Nicki Minaj, T.I. Eminem, Rihanna, B.o.B., Dr. Dre and many others. He is behind such hits as B.o.B. and Hayley William's hit single "Airplanes", Rihanna and Eminem's "Love The Way You Lie", and Dr. Dre and Eminem's "I Need a Doctor". Alex also joins Dave in the Batter's Box and talks about the gear he uses in making his hits.
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Veteran A&R executive, producer, and songwriter Ron Fair joins Dave in studio in the 28th episode of Pensado's Place. Ron Fair has worked with and mentored artists such as Christina Aguilera, Keyshia Cole, Travis Garland, Lady Gaga, U2, Vanessa Carlton, Ashlee Simpson, and The Black Eyed Peas. Ron dishes his creative insight into songwriting and how it fits into his A&R work, as well as talks to Dave about the skill sets required in working with the top artists in the world.
Ron takes viewer questions in our Corner Office segment, and finally, for this week's Batter's Box, engineer Craig Burbidge (Barry White, Steve Perry, Natalie Cole, Take 6, Teddy Pendergrass, Paul Jackson Jr., Vanessa Williams, Brian McKnight) joins Dave to answer his rapid-fire gear questions in this week's Vintage King Batter's Box!
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Dave is joined by Four-time GRAMMY winning recording engineer and record producer, Jimmy Douglass, in the 29th episode of Pensado's Place! This week's ITL features Dave giving you tips on how to use Gate's in non-traditional ways to get cool results, and Jimmy sticks around to answer Dave's rapid-fire questions in this week's Batter's Box, as well as surprises dave with a "The Senator" compressor as a gift!
From jimmydouglass.com... "In the early 1970′s at Atlantic Records studios in New York City, he started his studio career as a part-time tape duplicator while still attending high school. There he learned how to operate the studio's custom made 16-channel console and observed, was trained by, as well as worked with some of the greatest engineers, producers and record moguls including Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler and Ahmet Ertegun. For his first time behind the faders, he was encouraged by Wexler to engineer the session recording for a demo of a new band. He went on to work with great Atlantic Recording artists such as Aretha Franklin, Hall & Oates, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, Foreigner, Led Zepellin and AC/DC to name a few.
During the 1980′s, Douglass continued to hone his engineering skills while also taking on the role as producer. He engineered and produced established artists including The Rolling Stones, Slave, Odyssey, Roxy Music and Gang of Four.
In 1994, he began working with up and coming contemporary R&B/hip hop producer Timbaland and served as his main engineer for more than a decade. They would eventually collaborate on classic projects from artists such as Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, Ginuwine and Jay-Z .
Beginning the new millennium, Douglass continued engineering and mixing more Timbaland produced projects including Snoop Dogg, Bjork and Grammy winning albums for Justin Timberlake. Among the artists he also mixed are Rob Thomas, Sean Paul, Kanye West, Ludacris, Al Green, John Legend and Duran Duran."
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Steve Baughman, engineer for such artists as Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, The Game, The Pussycat Dolls, Usher, and 50 Cent. He joins Dave and Herb in studio to talk about making records, his time working with Dave at Larrabee studios, and what he is working on currently! As always, the audience get's their questions answered in "The Corner Office", and Steve hits it out of the park in this week's Batter's Box, answering Dave's rapid-fire gear questions.
This week's ITL is a continuation of last week's, where Dave explains creative ways to use Gates to achieve cool effects.
Thanks as always to our friends at vintageking.com!
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In the 31st episode of Pensado's Place, Dave welcomes record producer Eric Valentine. Eric has produced albums for artists such as Good Charlotte, Lostprophets, Taking Back Sunday, Nickel Creek, Queens of the Stone Age, Third Eye Blind, Smash Mouth, The All-American Rejects and Slash.
Eric answer's viewer questions in "The Corner Office", and joins Dave in "The Batter's Box" with a slightly different spin than normal. At the conclusion of the episode, Dave and company announce the winner of a free copy of Pro Tools 9 courtesy of Avid!
Special thanks as always to our partners at http://www.vintageking.com
00:00 - Opening
00:44 - Introductions
02:05 - Online Info
06:33 - Into The Lair w/ Eric Valentine
20:37 - Welcoming Eric Valentine
22:06 - The vocal sound on Queens Of The Stone Age "No One Knows"
23:06 - Micing Technique on the new Slash record
26:31 - Distortion and Harmonic Content
35:20 - Discussing how Eric has solved the comb filtering reflections a console creates.
43:48 - How niche records might be the future of the music business
44:10 - The Corner Office
47:50 - The Batter's Box
54:45 - Pro Tools 9 Week 3 Winner
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3-time GRAMMY award winning Mixer/Producer/Engineer Dave Way joins Dave and Herb in the studio to talk about his career, his work with Teddy Riley, and how he approaches his mixes. The episode kicks off with Part II of our ITL with Eric Valentine. Eric demonstrates his custom UnderToneAudio Console and gives an in-depth tour of Barefoot Studio's outboard gear and tape machines, followed by a brief tour of UnderToneAudio's shop! Later on in the episode, both Dave's take viewer questions in this week's Corner Office, and Dave Pensado pitches fast balls to Dave Way in this week's Batter's Box.
1:40 - Pensado's Place contact and social media information
4:20 - ITL #17 with Eric Valentine of www.barefoot-recording.com and www.undertoneaudio.com goes over his custom LC Series Console.
10:35 - Studer tape machine for tape compression
12:04 - A tour of Eric Valentine's outboard gear
17:18 - Various tape machines at Barefoot Recording Studio
18:39 - Studio B at Barefoot Recording Studio
18:57 - The shop at Barefoot Recording and a tour of UnderToneAudio
21:48 - Introducing 3-Time GRAMMY award winner Dave Way!
25:18 - How do you train your ear to listen to ratio and proportion of various instruments when mixing?
27:30 - Describing using frequency in the mix process for various styles of music
30:06 - Discussing how the frequencies in recordings have changed over time
32:20 - Pensado and Way talk about working with Teddy Riley
41:00 - Is there a way to better hear mix bus compression?
45:22 - Dave Way discusses going from working with Teddy Riley and his style to working with Babyface and his style.
49:24 - The importance of taking breaks in mixing
51:56 - Batter's Box
56:03 - Corner Office
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In the 33rd episode of Pensado's Place, Dave is joined by Mastering Engineer David Kutch of The Mastering Palace (http://www.themasteringpalace.com). David has mastered albums for such artists as Alicia Keys, Puff Daddy, John Legend, Yelawolf and Outkast. David answers viewer questions in "The Corner Office", and was kind enough to join us for "Batter's Box" as well! At the end of the episode, the guys announce the Avid Pro Tools 9 Week 5 Giveaway winner.
Special thanks as always to our awesome partners Vintage King! (http://www.vintageking.com)
0:16 - Introductions
5:30 - ITL, Introduction to De-Essing
14:00 - Introducing Dave Kutch
14:48 - Dave Kutch's on Mobile Mastering and Mastering Alicia Key's album at her house
17:18 - Dave Pensado asks: How do you listen, what are you listening for...how do you listen when not in a "traditional studio"?
19:15 - Herb: Did the advent of people listening on computers and ear buds affect your mastering?
20:45 - Pensado: When you mastering, what advice can you give to mix engineers about the low-end and levels?
21:50 - Pensado: Do you have a favorite multiband compressor? (T-Racks Multiband Compressor)
22:50 - Pensado: I'm fascinated by transients, give an example of how you approach transients and the manipulation of them?
24:26 - Pensado: When you're talking about the 80hz and 5k ranges, how do you go about manipulating transients in those ranges?
26:03 - In terms of the loudness wars, at what level is change acceptable? What, philosophically speaking, is your approach to loudness?
"When the loudness wars were at it's worst, was in '02-'05, I lost a lot of work,... a lot of albums...because I refused to do it"
28:30 - Herb: When you're mastering, who are you hearing from: the artist, the manager, the fans ect...?
30:17 - Pensado: Can you elaborate on how you use multiple compressors to control levels instead of just using one compressor to do all of the heavy lifting?
33:41 - Dave: You seem to think more like a mixing engineer than a traditional mastering engineer.
34:50 - Dave: What's an approach that someone at home, that couldn't afford you, could take to their own mixes?
38:00 - Pensado: When I started out, I thought mastering were saviors. Are we expecting too much from the mastering process or not enough?
39:50 - Pensado: Whats you opinion on the L-2?
41:52 - Dave Kutch takes viewer questions in "The Corner Office"
42:00 - "Is it possible to master in your home studio, or is it a must to go to a mastering specialist?"
43:39 - "How do you balance artist taste and pressure from record companies regarding dynamic range?"
44:37 - The Loudness Wars are OVER, and have become almost a non-issue in the past few years.
45:23 - "Do you find yourself applying more EQ or Compression when mastering certain types of music?
46:40 - Vintage King's "Batters Box":
Whats your favorite tool for repair work?
44.1k or 48k?
Clock or no Clock?
Prefer to master a crummy .wav file or an .mp3 file?
Fade or no fade?
Best plug-in or gear for MORE?
Favorite amount of head room, whats your cut-off?
Width? Do you prefer it or not?
Stones or Beatles?
53:10- Avid Pro Tools 9 giveaway
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Producer and songwriter Greg Wells joins Dave and Herb in studio on the 34th episode of Pensado's Place! Greg also joins Dave and Herb to answer questions in both "Corner Office" and "Batter's Box. This week's ITL has Dave showing viewers how he treated various elements in a recent mix, including Snoop Dogg's vocal.
Special thanks to our partners at http://www.vintageking.com as well as Avid and Shadow Hills.
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00:40 - Introductions
01:48 - Social media information
03:50 - Into The Lair - breaking down Snoop Dogg's vocal track
18:00 - Shadow Hills Mono Optograph giveaway
19:38 - Introducing Greg Wells
21:46 - "The longer you work on a piece of music, the less chance you have of listening the way someone will hear it for the first time" - Greg Wells
24:20 - Moving from working long hours to shorter "banking hours" with positive results.
27:10 - How did Greg Wells get to become as Stewart Copeland calls him "The Swiss Army knife of producers"?
37:50 - Dave asks Greg: "When you create a record, what percentage of the process is a function of your psychological skills, what percentage is your educational background, and what percentage is your god-given taste?"
44:00 - Dave: "Your productions sound new and current, but you don't achieve that with cheap gimmicks and tricks. Is that something you do consciously?"
45:50 - Greg discusses tracking and mixing One Republic's "Apologize"
48:57 - Greg and Dave answer viewer questions in "The Corner Office"
57:10 - Greg answers Dave's rapid-fire gear questions in "The Batter's Box"
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In the 35the episode of Pensado's Place, Dave and Herb host an all Q+A episode with Corner Office questions from the Live Chat room as well as their Facebook fan page (facebook.com/pensadosplace). This week, Herb gets put in The Batter's Box and answer's Dave's rapid -fire industry questions!
00:00 - Intro
01:59 - We hear your requests for guests and are working on them!
04:00 - Shadow Hills Giveaway - thisweekin.promojam.com/shadowhills
06:43 - "Into The Lair" - How to get the most out of Pensado's Place.
08:29 - "The gear isn't as important as you might think it is...It's a function of your taste"
13:08 - "Make sure you have the best acoustic treatment you can afford, and the best monitors you can afford"
14:10 - "Uniqueness gets rewarded"
19:05 - The Corner Office with Dave and Herb
19:20 - For Herb: "Can you please give advice to producers and engineers about gaining more work through 3rd parties such as managers, rosters, labels, etc.?"
20:54 - For Dave: "How do you mix on headphones?"
22:58 - For Dave: "What written notes do you make when mixing? Do you have a system so you know what your first impressions are?"
25:28 - For Dave/Herb: "I'm set up in Montreal, Canada. Things are going quite well for me as a mixer. Can one expect to take the next step by staying in Montreal, or should I make the jump to the US?"
29:34 - For Dave/Herb: "Are there any temp agencies for freelance mixing and mastering engineers?"
31:28 - For Dave: "What do you think is the better way to go: Intern at a studio or go to a school to learn?"
33:51 - For Herb: "How do you approach things like goal setting when dealing with a client"
35:02 - For Dave: "What are the sweet spot EQ starting points on female pop vocals?"
37:22 - For Herb: "As an engineer/producer, what are the most important aspects of our business to focus on? Networking or internet presence?"
39:37 - For Herb: "When starting with a new client, what questions do you ask and what info do you need to get started?"
42:30 - For Herb: "What it is that constitutes, and what is something that you can look for to pick out a bad manager?"
43:20 - Batter's Box w/ Herb Trawick
49:48 - Shadow Hills Giveaway
Thanks again to our strategic partner Vintage King! http://www.vintageking.com
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GRAMMY award-winning Producer Brian Kennedy, best known for writing Rihanna's "Disturbia" and Chris Brown's "Forever", joins Dave and Herb in the 36th episode of Pensado's Place!
From Brian's website bkclassik.com :
"Revered as a piano prodigy, his musical genius has afforded him the opportunity to work with some of the music industry's top artists and producers, including David Foster, Polow da Don, Timbaland, the Underdogs, Brandy, Jamie Foxx, Nelly, Babyface, Clive Davis, and legendary songwriter Diane Warren."
"...He is not genre specific and believes that creating music is much more than producing the next hot track or hit song. To illustrate his musicianship and stylistic range, his acclaimed single "Easy" for country music stars Rascal Flatts featuring Natasha Bedingfield is set for release next Spring, in addition to a pop/hip hop cut recorded by "Australian Idol" star Jessica Mauboy featuring Ludacris. He is currently working with Canadian sensation Justin Bieber, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's budding superstar Willow Smith and the über talented Cymphonique, daughter or rap/hip hop mogul Master P."
02:50- Thanks to the Schools who Hosted us!
05:20- Drew salutes the audience
06:50- ITL on Distortion
16:20- Back from ITL
17:20- Introduce special guest Brian Kennedy
18:50- Quote Brian's dad said
19:20- Dave to Brian: "How did you get started?"
21:50- Dave to Brian: Can someone who is not a songwriter become a songwriter?
23:50- Brian talks of his early start in music and how that led to master tracks and becoming a producer.
25:50- Dave to Brian: When you are writing, do you think like a musician or a producer?
27:50- Brian: I used to be the guy to seek out greatness, now I wait for it to come. I wait for inspiration. It's about positioning myself.
29:20- Dave to Brian: Is there a way to enhance your inspiration?
30:20- Herb quotes Quincy Jones.
31:20- Dave to Brian: When you are writing with other people, how do you divide up the pie?
32:20- Brian: I have ended sessions before because of greed.
34:20- Know when to fold.
35:50- Brian: Find your sound, know who you are. Create your own team in your home town.
37:20- Do you use your influences as guidelines? David Foster, Quincy Jones, ect...
38:50- Dave to Brian: Rejection, how do you handle rejection and make it something positive?
41:20 Brian, its about quality not quantity. LA has quality.
43:50 Dave- Simplicity is something I respect, like Dream and other rappers.
44:50- Dave to Brian- You have a knack for melodies.
45:50- Dave to Brian- Is there a difference from melodies today vs. melodies 10 years ago?
46:50- Talk about Brian McKinght as an artist.
47:50- When your creating from your heart, the melodies just flow out, are you ever thinking about melodies (from other musicians) stored in your head?
49:50- Corner Office: How do you manage your sessions as a producer, in terms of your relationship between artist and engineer?
51:20- Being a musician, do you feel songwriting has become over minimalistic?
52:50- Batters Box: Base? Substitute for acoustic piano? Strings? Acoustic Guitar? Pads? Go to Rhodes sound? Retaining ideas, what keyboard to you use first? What's your favorite sounding Synth under $1500.00?
55:20- The quality of digital synth?
56:50- Shadow Hills giveaway.
57:50- Dave- The more I learn about women, the more I love my truck.
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In the 37th episode of Pensado's Place, Jules Standen, founder of the most popular engineering forum online, Gearslutz.com, joins Dave and Herb via Skype.
03:00 - Online Info and places to subscribe to the show. Make sure you favorite, like, comment, and share!
04:30 - Shadow Hills Mono Optograph giveaway showcase
06:36 - ITL on distortion, continued from episode 36
21:40 - Introducing Jules Standen from Gearslutz via Skype from England
23:23 - Herb gives props to Gearslutz, hats off to Jules
25:00 - Dave to Jules: What is your advice for people to get the most out of Gearslutz?
30:15 - Dave to Jules: Are there any trends you can share in regards to the future?
32:15 - Dave to Jules: Any piece of gear that has caught your attention lately?
33:30 - Dave to Jules: Have you ever thought about leaving England and running Gearslutz from afar?
34:30 - Dave to Jules: What is your favorite part of Gearslutz? Dave loves the Q&A's.
36:45 - Jules speaks about the Q&A's on Gearslutz.
38:15 - Dave to Jules: Do you have anything planned for AES this year?
40:30 - Jules speaks about enforcing cordial behavior regarding on-line behavior.
42:45 - Dave to Jules: What is your crowning achievement with the success of Gearslutz?
44:45 - Jules speaks of a review section which will be coming soon at Gearslutz.
45:45 - Batters Box: Bass Guitar? Acoustic Piano? Rhodes or Electric Pianos? Electric Guitar? Favorite VOX mic under $1500? Favorite Reverb Unit? Go to Keyboard?
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In the 38th episode of Pensado's Place, Peter Reardon of Shadow Hills Industries joins Dave and Herb to talk about his incredible career as well as his work creating some of the best pro-audio gear in the world with Shadow Hills Industries. This week's ITL consists of Nicki Minaj's engineer Ariel Chobaz joining Dave via Skype to talk about the plug-ins and their settings he used on her worldwide hit single "Super Bass". You don't want to miss this episode!
Special thanks to our partners Vintage King at http://www.vintageking.com
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In the 39th episode of Pensado's Place, Dave and Herb are joined by 8-time GRAMMY award winning producer/engineer Joe Chiccarelli! Joe has produced albums by Stan Ridgway, Oingo Boingo, Sandra Bernhard, My Morning Jacket, Counting Crows, The Shins, Manchester Orchestra, Minus the Bear, Big Talk, Elton John, Rufus Wainright, U2, Beck, Etta James, Tori Amos and many, many more.
Not only known for his production chops, Joe has also engineered Frank Zappa's Sheik Yerbouti, Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III, and Tinseltown Rebellion. He also won a GRAMMY for Best Engineered Album in 2008 for The Raconteurs "Consolers of The Lonely".
00:00 - Intro
02:55 - Welcoming Joe Chiccarelli
04:55 - Frank Zappa's classical music
06:00 - How Joe started working with Zappa
11:00 - Talking about the era of pop record-making in the 70's
26:00 - The relationship between other forms of art and music
31:00 - Hit producers have varying tastes
37:11 - Batter's Box
41:04 - Corner Office
Special thanks as always to our partners Vintage King at http://www.vintageking.com
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In the 40th episode of Pensado's Place, Thomas Jouanjean of Northward Acoustics Engineering joins Dave and Herb in studio to talk about how to get the best sounding acoustics for your room!
2:37 - Into The Lair: Enhancing Loops
15:47 - Pensado Live "The Mixfest" announcement! Go to: http://www.pensadosplace.tv/mixfest
21:31 - Introducing Thomas Jouanjean of Northward Acoustics Engineering
24:50 - Where should people place their subwoofers?
27:30 - What should one listen for with speakers?
31:08 - Should I pay more attention to what treatment I put on the walls as opposed to the corners of the room?
37:05 - Why are square rooms considered bad for acoustics?
39:02 - Are having "Clouds" above the mixing position good acoustic treatment?
39:40 - Preferring wood floors over carpet floors
40:22 - Are there any accessible measurement tools that anyone can get their hands on?
42:15 - Can a low ceiling sound good?
43:45 - How Thomas "floats" studio floors
46:32 - Batter's Box
51:11 - Corner Office
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As always, special thanks to our partners and family, http://www.vintageking.com
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In the 41st episode of Pensado's Place, Dave and Herb are joined by mixer, producer, and engineer Neal Pogue! From TLC's "Waterfalls", to Andre 3000's "Hey Ya!", to Travis Barker's new solo record. Neal has been tirelessly been involved in some of the top chart-topping hits of the last decade.
For more information on Neal, visit his website here: http://www.nealhpogue.com/
2:49 - MIXFEST Information! pensadosplace.tv/mixfest
7:34 - Into The Lair: Buss Compressor Plug-Ins Part 1
17:53 - Introducing Neal Pogue
19:20 - Working on "Hey Ya!" with Andre 3000
24:10 - How being a drummer/producer helped Neal with Mixing
32:08 - Neal working on TLC's "Crazy, Sexy, Cool"
32:50 - Working on Travis Barker's solo record "
35:20 - Rules of EQ
37:00 - Speaking of EQ in terms of "energy levels"
38:19 - The way Neal uses effects while mixing
45:28 - Corner Office
52:40 - Batter's Box
As always, special thanks to our partners Vintage King: http://www.vintageking.com
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#42 - MIXFEST feat. Eric Valentine, Jean-Marie Horvat
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In the 43rd episode of Pensado's Place, Brent Paschke, guitarist for The Neptunes, NERD, Katy Perry, Tricky Stewart, and many others joins Dave and Herb in studio to talk about recording and playing guitar in the studio.
8:30 - Introducing Brent Paschke
9:48 - In-studio ITL on guitar recording techniques
43:15 - Batter's Box
46:40 - Corner Office
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In the 44th episode of Pensado's Place, Dave and Herb are joined by Author, Producer, Musician, and Tech Advisor Bobby Owsinski! Bobby has written some of the most well known books about engineering including "The Recording Engineer's Handbook", "The Mixing Engineer's Handbook" (which features Dave Pensado!), and "Music 3.0".
The trio discuss how engineers should be using social media and new technology to increase their business, Bobby's tips on 5.1 mixing, and the future of the recording industry.
Check out Bobby Owsinski at: http://www.http://bobbyowsinski.com/
As always, special thanks to our wonderful partners at http://www.vintageking.com!
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In the 45th episode of Pensado's Place, Dave and Herb are joined by bass legend and producer and songwriter Wyzard. Wyzard is best known for his work with Mother's Finest, touring and recording with Stevie Nicks, and being one of Prince's biggest influences. For more info on Wyzard, visit his myspace page here: http://www.myspace.com/wyzard1.
Wyzard shares his tips on recording Bass, and provides a few licks of his own for viewers in a live ITL segment, as well as answers a few viewer questions.
Last but not least, Pensado's Place has teamed up with Vintage King to give away a Neve 1073LB 500 Series mic pre! To enter the contest simply go to here: http://www.thisweekin.promojam.com/neve and share on facebook to enter. For more information on the Neve 1073LB, click here: http://www.vintageking.com/Neve-1073LB
00:25 - Opening
04:00 - Neve1073LB Giveaway!
06:38 - Introducing Wyzard
11:35 - What Wyzard thinks about the role of the bass in a mix
18:40 - How Mother's Finest got started
22:55 - Discussing the decline of black bands that play instruments
26:10 - Wyzard's advice for producers on working with session bassists
29:47 - In-studio Bass ITL
41:05 - Warm up Riffs
52:36 - Vintage King Batter's Box
55:56 - Corner Office
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In the 46th episode of Pensado's Place, Fabian Marasciullo joins Dave and Herb in studio to talk about mixing records!
Warning: there is some graphic language in the lyrics of this week's ITL.
Thanks to always to our strategic partners Vintage King. You can enter our 1073LB contest here: http://thisweekin.promojam.com/neve
01:45 - Neve 1073LB Giveaway http://thisweekin.promojam.com/neve
03:55 - ITL. Taking a rough mix to a final mix using effects to create emotion
21:00 - Introducing Fabian Marasciullo
22:20 - Fabian getting his start working with Rodney Jerkins
23:25 - Discussing the mix on "Low" by Flo Rida
25:50 - Explaining the "Punch Gate"
27:50 - Discussing the role of "The Rough Mix"
30:28 - Fabian discussing the poor quality tracks he often gets handed from tracking engineers
40:00 - Discussing tape saturation plug-ins
47:08- Vintage King Batter's Box
54:36 - Corner Office
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Songwriter, record producer and movie producer, Harvey Mason, Jr. joins Dave and Herb on the 47th episode of Pensado's Place.
Harvey has written and produced songs for Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Whitney Houston, and Luther Vandross as well as today's superstars like Britney Spears, Jordin Sparks, Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson, Leona Lewis and Justin Timberlake. Not just a music producer, Harvey recently he has ventured into film production with "More Than A Game" - a documentary featuring NBA superstar, LeBron James.
2:00 - Neve 1073LB giveaway
3:35 - ITL - Vocal Doubles
13:15 - Introducing Harvey Mason, Jr.
17:40 - How Harvey Mason started playing music (Drums, Keyboards etc.)
24:10 - How Harvey Mason, Jr. uses bridges in his songwriting
29:35 - Gear is a means to translating what's in your head to a song
31:31 - The gap between having a great idea and a finished record
35:19 - Discussing creating songs specific for an artist
40:11 - How do you manage writing a song with multiple songwriters?
43:23 - Batter's Box
47:41 - Corner Office viewer questions
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In the 51st episode of Pensado's Dave and Herb are joined by GRAMMY-winning Mix Engineer and Producer, Peter Mokran!
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On the 52nd episode of Pensado's Place, Dave is joined by Ann Mincieli, Engineer and Owner of Jungle City Studios.
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In the 54th episode of Pensado's Place, Dave and Herb are joined by legendary English recording engineer and producer Ken Scott.
Ken has worked with such acts as The Beatles, Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, America, David Bowie, Supertramp, Devo, Missing Persons, and Kansas.
More recently Scott has recorded a number of legendary drummers for a VST instrument called EpiK Drums -- A Ken Scott Collection.
Special thanks to our partners at: http://www.vintageking.com
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On the 55th episode of Pensado's Place, Dave and Herb are joined by multiple GRAMMY award-winning producer/engineer/mixer Humberto Gatica!
Humberto has worked with such artists as Celine Dion, Richard Marx, Selena, Andrea Bocelli, Barbra Streisand, Bonnie Tyler, Chaka Khan, Cher, Chicago, Destiny's Child, Madonna, Elton John, Josh Groban, Kenny G, Kenny Loggins, Sheena Easton, Kenny Rogers, LeAnn Rimes, Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey, Michael Bublé, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Michael McDonald, 'N Sync, Metallica, Paul Anka, R Kelly, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston and Johnny Mathis... Just to name a few!
Don't forget to enter our Pro Tools 10 giveaway! Special thanks to Avid!
More information on Humberto can be found at:
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In the 56th episode of Pensado's Place, Dave and Herb are joined by producer, programmer, and engineer Steve Duda! Steve is behind some of the best audio software available (BFD, LFO tool, Nerve), as well as part of the BSOD duo formed with friend and co-producer Deadmau5. In the past, Duda has also done programming work for the likes of NIN, Tommy Lee's Methods of Mayhem, Rob Zombie, Powerman 5000, A Perfect Circle, Sugar Ray, MXPX just to name a few.
Find out more about steve here: http://www.steveduda.com/biography
You can find Steve's software here: http://www.xferrecords.com
As always, special thanks to our partners http://www.vintageking.com and http://www.avid.com
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In the 57th episode of Pensado's Place, Dave and Herb are joined by Producer, Writer, and Film Composer Simon Franglen. Simon worked with with composer James Horner doing programming work on James Cameron's Titanic and Avatar.
You can see a full list of Simon's credits here: http://www.discogs.com/artist/Simon+Franglen
Special thanks as always to our Vintage King partners at http://www.vintageking.com
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In the 62nd episode of Pensado's Place, Dave and Herb are joined by mixing engineer Kevin "KD" Davis!
Kevin "KD" Davis' Discography: http://www.discogs.com/artist/Kevin+Davis
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In the 63rd episode of Pensado's Place, Dave and Herb are joined by Engineer and Mixer Mark "Exit" Goodchild!
More info on Mark can be found here:
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In the 64th episode of Pensado's Place, Dave and Herb are joined by 16-time GRAMMY award-winning Producer, Mixer, Engineer, and Songwriter Thom Russo!
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Don't miss a special ITL this week with Engineer, Mixer, and Producer Claudio Cueni via Skype to talk about how he assembled 2Pac's vocal for his hologram recreation during Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre's 2012 Coachella performance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGbrFmPBV0Y)
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