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Chris Lord-Alge Mixing Daughtry

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Watch a legend mix a rock song

Chris Lord Alge is one of the most renowned mixing engineers in the world. His style can be heard on records from legendary artists such as U2, Aerosmith, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, James Brown, The Who, Green Day and dozens more.

His plugins are some of the most used ever created, and his process is lightning fast. Now is your chance to sit at the console with one of the largest innovators of the mixing craft and see the process he uses to help artists sell millions of records across the globe.

  • See how CLA uses techniques like:
  • Parallel Compression and Parallel EQ to bring elements of the mix directly in your face
  • Create excitement in snare drums
  • Craft punchy and powerful guitars
  • Identify and emphasize the special moments of a mix
  • Learn why he never adds reverb to direct drum microphones.

In this 2-hour pureMix.net exclusive, watch CLA craft the mix for the Grammy award-winning song “It’s Not Over” from the fastest selling debut rock album of all time by Daughtry.

Once you’ve seen how Chris does it, download the stems and try it yourself!

Exercise files
Chapters
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Transcript
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Equipment & Software

Hardware

  • Bricasti M7
  • Eventide H3000 Ultra Harmonizer
  • Focusrite Red 3 Compressor
  • Lexicon 480
  • Lexicon PCM 42
  • Line 6 Echo Pro
  • Marshall Ar-300 Tape Eliminator
  • Neve 2256x Compressor
  • Neve 33609
  • Pultec EQ
  • SSL 4056 E-Series
  • Sony DRE2000
  • Teletronix LA-3A
  • Urei 1176
  • Vac-Rac

Software

  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Avid EQ3
  • Waves CLA-Guitars
  • Waves L1
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Chris Lord-Alge

Chris Lord-Alge is an American mixing engineer based in LA where he owns the studio Mix LA.

His extensive use of compression earned him the name of the "Lord of Compression". His impressive collection of compressors were modelled by plug-in companies such as Waves Plug-ins with whom he collaborated to create his own line of plug-ins.

Chris is one of the most renowned mixing engineers in the world and his style can be heard on records from legendary artists such as U2, Aerosmith, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, James Brown, The Who, Green Day and dozens more.

Chris mainly mixes analog on his SSL console. Christ uses Pro Tools as a playback engine in the back of the room then focuses on what he hears, sitting at the console, patching vintage pieces of gear, making SSL EQ and compressor moves and pushes his levels through the console for great sounding results.

On pureMix, you can see how Chris mixes Daughtry on his SSL, explaining every move he makes.

Credits

U2

Green Day

Smashing Pumpkins

Muse

James Brown

Bruce Springsteen

Featured Artists and Musics

Chris Daughtry is an American singer, songwriter, and lead vocalist for the rock band Daughtry. Daughtry was the fourth-place contestant on the fifth season of American Idol, after his elimination from Idol, he was given a record deal by RCA Records and formed the band, Daughtry. Their self-titled debut album became the fastest selling debut rock album in Nielsen Soundscan history, selling more than one million copies after just five weeks of release.

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peteymix
2018 Aug 02
Great video! Picked up so good stuff!
Arnold Vigh
2018 Jul 30
He is the Boss! No question
DRocksRecords
2018 Jul 22
Wow thats awesome... the guy is truely good. I mean he even surpasses his previous grammy aeatd winning mix in front of the camera.. thanks to Nik who also assists here. Chris likes to eq in context and often say it but here you understand why.
sarielaurelio
2018 May 17
Excellent tutorial, thanks to Puremix for showing us the philosophy of mixing of great engineers. Also, thank you very much for the subtitles in Spanish. Thanks Fab!
rickdrumss
2018 Apr 29
really cool!! i`d like to watch more videos from him. Thank you!! Best regards from Chile
JASONFASHE
2018 Apr 23
GOLD!!!
LucaSkyline
2018 Apr 09
Amazing video!!! Love watching these legends explaining their tricks :) thanks Puremix, always over the top !!
frums
2018 Apr 06
Top Chris, please subtitles in Italian ;)
The Rocker
2018 Mar 31
Great to see Chris work on such a great song !!! Thanks Chris and Chris ! This one course is worth the price of admission ! He knows his equipment so frigin well. Knows music to his ears. Learned so much and to revisit with him, will surely have me revisit this session several times. And as a reminder.
imuagarza
2018 Mar 30
I really enjoyed watching him groove during the automations. The way he grooves with his board is cool it's like an instrument. Like a 48 string guitar. Mahalo!
buche
2018 Mar 29
Very Good Video and explains well how CLA did it. Would it be possible to have a screenshot of the SSL setting during Mix printing, because it's hard to see during the show.
chrisdover
2018 Mar 25
Not only is Chris a (best) great mixer, g whiz he is really a phenomenal teacher! He communicates so well. With the digital recording boom, you can tell Chris wants to do his bit to make sure music is continued to be presented well. Epic Legend imo
69bluesman
2018 Mar 25
His speed and comfort zone on his SSL is just inspiring. These tracks are just recorded and produced so well, making CLA's job a ton easier.
hoviedopro
2018 Mar 24
My men, what a great piece of video! This guy makes you to change your point of view on what's to mix a song!
up4it1000uk
2018 Mar 24
Canymanjl - thanks that makes sense. I’m not from the analogue world so it seemed odd to me.
dupont.romain
2018 Mar 23
I rarely enjoyed watching a mixing video as I enjoyed watching this one. It's nothing that I would be able to do or even try but man... so fun to see thing guy make love to his console... Refreshing in some way... It rocks! Sweet bonus to be add to what we already got from premix. Thanks
elisha_g
2018 Mar 22
Pure joy! Thank you Pure Mix
shanegrush
2018 Mar 21
Hey Puremix Crew / Chris, Is there a rule of thumb for dialing in the release on a limiter like L1 (For Vocals)?
Maxiemixer
2018 Mar 20
In pro tools is possible to get the faders like the vcas (they stay in place) using the PREVIEW MODE. It's tricky but works. I am curious to know how Chris monitors. I notice that the master fader is DOWN and probably bypassed in patch.
Maxiemixer
2018 Mar 20
In pro tools is possible to get the faders like the vcas (they stay in place) using the PREVIEW MODE. It's tricky but works.
caughtinjoy
2018 Mar 18
Loved watching it! It was like Rambo meets Aliens II. Thank you Chris and Puremix for posting it up!
gonzostudios
2018 Mar 18
por favor subtítulos en español
gdrums
2018 Mar 18
AWESOME tutorial. Having a problem thou. When I downloaded the exercise files and drop them in PT they are not in sync, everything is playing some different part of the song. Is there a fix to this other than manually doing it? Thanks...!!!
White Cat Studio
2018 Mar 18
Great video!!! CLA is so fast on his SSL wow... I'm just sad that we can only have 1 minute of the song but it's a great song! Thanks Puremix and CLA!
michaeltinker
2018 Mar 17
35.40
Candymanjl
2018 Mar 17
up4it1000uk, the console insert sends are always active, that's why you see the Distressors working. But until he hits the insert switch you're not hearing them.
Star Jee
2018 Mar 17
AMAZIIIINNGGG ! Thanks a lot.
up4it1000uk
2018 Mar 17
Interesting video but there is a lot more to it that isn't mentioned in this short video. The 'dry' tracks are recored so well and already have a ton of processing/editing added during the recording or 'pre-mix' editing stage. Therefore don't be disheartened if you can't get your raw tracks to sound like that in 2 hours. Also why are the 2 Distressors not mentioned, you can clearly see they are both compressing the drums during the mix? Thanks Puremix, and thanks Chris, I always enjoy your videos.
joebonn
2018 Mar 16
This is a terrific guide to going with gut instincts before you overthink it. The tutorial goes by as fast as CLA mixes! As for achieving SSL style "join" automation, those of you on ProTools HD can take advantage of "Preview." It's not exactly the same as VCAs on the console with the motors off, but it's close. With faders in latch mode, go into preview and adjust faders to your liking for that "scene." Command+click the Preview button to suspend, rewind to the previous section and as you roll in, punch preview and you'll hear the change! Keep rolling and stop to return to prev. levels.
caesarjamesaugustus
2018 Mar 16
The most informative CLA tutorial he's done & have seen many (removing pops with EQ, signal path, ambience on drums, delay settings, 2 ProTool systems, etc.) Thank you for mixing with analog gear, it is still the most superior sound only transformers & tubes can deliver. Thank you for mixing & sharing with analog CLA, it is the icing on the cake.
plays_gibsons
2018 Mar 16
This was great. Key points for me were 1) how close the original tracks are without Chris doing anything (record it right!) 2) Having all those SSL EQs to hand rather than plugins is 1 million times faster than protools and 3) Chris managed to add so much to it with what seemed fairly simple eq and comp moves. Very impressive! Much more practice needed for me!!!
mataran
2018 Mar 15
Outstanding video! So instructive. It's really impressive to see CLA at work. I've already seen tutorial videos by CLA, always time well spent. I'm glad that he joined the PureMix mentors. "Keep it simple!" :-) Thanks to CLA and to PureMix.
Joven35
2018 Mar 15
More please! This was great. Awesome info and perspective. Thanks PureMix!
pearlpassion
2018 Mar 15
Hi Chris. Excellent approach with this great song. Learned a lot especially your reasoning with the drums, balancing, verbs segment. Saw your performance at Sweetwater last year, hopefully you'll be there again and Fab Dupont. Your the best, thanks
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