Video: MixedByAli (@KendrickLamar’s Engineer) on @PensadosPlace

After blessing us for an extended period of time with #AliThirstyThursdays, the Top Dawg Entertainment engineer, MixedByAli (Derek Ali) was a guest on Pensado’s Place. Ali gave some great insight on how limitations enhanced his creativity and spoke on some lessons he learned from Dr. Dre.

08 Jan 2013

Mixing 101: What Is a Mult

You want to learn how to mix hip-hop, mix rap and mix r&b so you gotta know the lingo. Today we answer what is a mult. a mult is an extra copy of the same sound

11 Dec 2012

5 Quick Questions with Producer/Engineer/Designer, @TechSupreme

Imhotep, Leonardo da Vinci, Young Guru, Tech Supreme. What do these people have in common? They’re all renaissance men, highly capable in different areas. Tech Supreme is a producer, engineer, designer, DJ and definitely one of the people to look up to in the Saint Louis hip hop scene. (He’s also pretty nice on NBA2K.)

01 Dec 2012

5 Quick Questions with @MrLoveBallad Engineer, C-Minor (@Cminor54)

Sometimes you hear some music that completely catches you off guard in a good way. First you’re in shock because you hear something completely new and yet familiar. You lose yourself in the song. That’s exactly what happened when I heard Love from Morocco by Ballad (@MrLoveBallad), a sultry spacey soliloquy (with a Sade sample).

25 Nov 2012

5 Quick Questions w/ @RockyKnuckles & @Fiend4daMoney Producer: @Trifeckta

You probably find yourself always interested in the people behind the music and how songs came to be. Some artists jump out at you because of a certain sound or vibe they create. Sometimes you look past the artist name, past the song title and see that “produced by” such and such and you already

12 Nov 2012

5 Quick Questions with @ShockCityStudio Chief Engineer, Tony Esterly (@tonylocar)

Sometimes seeing someone work can be entertainment in and of itself. Such is the case with engineer/producer/writer/anything-you-need-to-sound-better Tony Esterly. Tony is head engineer at Shock City Studios, a premiere full-service studio in St. Louis. Tony has worked with incredibly talented artists such as: Thi’sl Brian Owens Rockwell Knuckles Raekwon K’naan Pitbull Lil’ Kim Tony creates

07 Nov 2012

5 Quick Questions with Producer @JBJROfficial

The stage is set for the 2012 SLUMFest Beat Battle finals. The contender, Fugitive Beatz, glares at his opponent, the reigning champion, after playing 60 seconds of presumably his best beat battle material. With a victorious smirk of anticipated  victory now reminiscent of Barack Obama during the latter 2 debates, JBJR (born James Bishop) tells DJ Who

05 Nov 2012

Mixing 101: What Is a Double

You want to learn how to mix hip-hop, mix rap and mix r&b so you gotta know the lingo. Today we answer what is a double. a double is another take of the same musical element

29 Oct 2012

Link: The Haas Effect for Dummies

Best explanation of the Haas effect, part of the way your brain figures out what direction a sound came, I’ve ever read. It also gives a way to apply it to your mixes.

01 Oct 2012

Link: Tips for Mixing A Vocal to An Instrumental via @Quiztones

Matthew Weiss, from put together some great thoughts on mixing vocals into a 2-track instrumental. I never would’ve thought to use an expander to recover dynamics. #facepalm. Enjoy the article here:

28 Sep 2012
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