EP 11: David Bottrill (Muse, Rush, Smashing Pumpkins, Tool)

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This week I’m chatting with David Bottrill, a 3-time Grammy award-winning engineer and producer who has worked with countless artists including Tool, Muse, Silverchair, Smashing Pumpkins, Rush, Stone Sour and so many more.


  • Balancing the artist’s vision vs giving people “what they want”
  • Mixing in subgroups
  • Building mix templates to maximize creativity and speed
  • Carving space in the low end to get clarity
  • Mixing with a subwoofer
  • The downside of using reverb
  • Knowing when to step away from a mix and restart later

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