Mix With The Masters – Inside The Track #95 – Future Islands “Seasons – Waiting on You” (TUTORIAL)

By | February 24, 2024


Year of manufacture: 2023
Manufacturer: Mix With The Masters
Manufacturer’s website: Link
Author: Chris Coady
Duration: 0h 57min
Type of material distributed: Video lesson
English language

Description: A nostalgic song about a life gone by, “Seasons” has united generations of music fans with its passionate performance and soaring synthpop arrangement. Join Chris Coady as he reveals how this critically acclaimed hit was created, showcasing unique recording and production techniques never before seen on Mix With The Masters.
First, Chris talks about the strict rules that the team broke and reached new creative horizons. They turned the entire recording process on its head by recording the vocals first and the drums last; they put a lot of emphasis on room microphones to create depth and perspective. These unusual decisions allowed the band to hear the song with fresh ears and approach it as if they were playing it for the first time.
You’ll hear all of these elements track by track as Chris works to create the song, starting from the initial demo stage. Along the way, he discusses the technical and philosophical aspects of his work, from shaping tone to managing sessions. You’ll learn useful tips on choosing studios, collaborating with your team, and making quick decisions at the most crucial moment.
Once all the elements are ready, Chris moves on to work on the final mix. Although he’s known for using analog gear, the band challenged him to make this mix entirely in the box. Chris dives into a ProTools session and shares the techniques he used to achieve his signature textures and tones. He explores the use of saturation to mix sounds and delves into the subtle differences between analog and digital processing, both of which have their place in his workflow.

Content :
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Example files: not provided
Video format: TS
Video: H264, 1920×1080, 16:9, 25 fps, 10000 kb/s
Audio: AAC, 44.1 kHz, 128 kb/s, 2 channels

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