EP 155: Jesse Gander – Mixing With A Hybrid Setup

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Jesse Gander has been involved in sound and music production for over 20 years.  In this time, He’s recorded about 600 releases by over 500 bands and artists from around the world.  Jesse has worked with bands from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Italy, Japan, Scotland, Ireland, Mexico, Bulgaria, Thailand, Japan, Finland, England, Belgium, U.S.A., and of course Canada.  These projects have been varied in genre, with a focus on original, independent music.

Jesse started recording bands in basements on weekends when he was in high school in the 1990s. From there, he went on to run the B room of Profile Studio from 2001-2003.  Jesse was the Chief Recording Engineer along with Colin Stewart at the much celebrated The Hive Creative labs from 2003-2013.

Presently, Jesse has partnered with Stuart McKillop and Matt Roach to be the Owner/Chief Recording Engineer at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, B.C.


  • Focusing on proper recording levels and mic positioning
  • Working with a hybrid mixing setup
  • How he structures his workflow to mix fast with analog gear
  • Reducing analog recall times
  • How analog consoles help with your mix’s headroom
  • How he structures his drum busses for complete control while mixing
  • Getting big, clear, punchy kick drums
  • Sidechaining kick and bass
  • Why bigger isn’t always better with kick drums
  • Challenging the “sound” that you’re known for
  • Chasing tones from specific eras

Notable gear mentioned in this episode:

SM58 – https://sweetwater.sjv.io/rQgvZj

U87 – https://sweetwater.sjv.io/KjZ75y

Coles Microphones – https://sweetwater.sjv.io/4PWXVr

To learn more about Jesse Gander, visit: https://www.jessegander.com/

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