EP 71: Recording & Mixing Orchestras with Scott Michael Smith

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Scott Michael Smith is an American audio engineer, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, California. Smith has worked with John Mayer, Fink, Colbie Caillat, Katy Perry, Carole King, and Weezer amongst many others. 

Smith has worked extensively in film and television music as well. Some of Smith’s score work includes The Handmaid’s Tale, It Chapter 2, The Invisible Man, Mank and the Academy Award-winning film The Revenant.



– Recording and mixing orchestras

– How to mic an orchestra

– How to keep organized and manage hundreds of audio tracks

– The secret to recording hundreds of tracks worth of instruments in less than 3 hours

– How Scott lays out his template to mix fast

– The challenges of recording orchestras during COVID

– Dolby Atmos: the challenges of adopting this new system for mixing

– Will Atmos work for mixing music?


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