This week we’ve decided to revisit one of my favorite episodes from the early days of the Master Your Mix Podcast.
Sylvia Massy is an American record producer, mixer, engineer, instructor and author. Massy is renowned for her multifaceted production/mixing and engineering skills, with her first major breakthrough occurring with 1993’s Undertow, the full-length triple platinum-selling debut for Los Angeles alternative metal band Tool as well as her work with System of a Down, Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Brazilian band South Cry.
She has been awarded over 25 gold and platinum records, including several Grammy nominated albums.
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
- Her hybrid mixing style
- Pre-production: What’s involved, why you need it, and what to be focused on in this stage
- Wet vs. dry vocals: How to get the vocal to sit in front
- Rick Rubin’s “Slippery Fader” technique
- Being creative in the studio
- The benefits of “adventure recording”
- Creating lasting memories for the artists you’re working with
Notable gear mentioned in this episode:
Neve 1073: https://sweetwater.sjv.io/rQeZbR
Isotope Ozone: https://sweetwater.sjv.io/JzoGD7
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