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Darrell Thorp Mixing Foster The People

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02h 33min

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Darrell Thorp has been trusted to record and mix studio albums for artists like Radiohead, The Foo Fighters, Beck and dozens more in some of the best rooms in the world.  So when Foster The People needed someone to record a live performance for them, they knew who to call.

As the demand increases for bands to produce more content in the streaming age, so does the need for recording and mixing engineers to rise up to the challenge of capturing an electrifying real-time performance and delivering it to the world. 

In this two and a half hour long tutorial, Darrell shows you how he overcame the challenges associated with mixing a live performance video for the indie rock band, Foster The People. 

See how Darrell:

  • Compensates for a boomy acoustic venue
  • Identifies and corrects polarity and phase issues
  • Levels out inconsistent drums 
  • Mixes the bands triggered samples with live acoustic drums
  • Befriends the bleed in the vocal and stage microphones
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Equipment & Software

Software

  • D-Verb
  • FabFilter Pro DS
  • FabFilter Pro G
  • FabFilter Pro MB
  • FabFilter Pro Q2
  • Massey L2007
  • Sound Radix Drum Leveler
  • Soundtoys Micro Shift
  • SSL E Series Channel Strip
  • Trim
  • UAD 1176 Rev A
  • UAD API 550A
  • UAD Dbx 160
  • UAD EL7 Fatso Jr
  • UAD Fairchild 660
  • UAD Little Labs VOG
  • UAD Maag EQ4
  • UAD Millennia NSEQ-2
  • UAD Neve 1073
  • UAD Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor
  • UAD SPL Transient Designer
  • UAD Teletronix LA-2A
  • UAD Tube-Tech CL 1B
  • Valhalla Vintage Verb
  • Valhalla Freq Echo
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Mentors
Darrell Thorp

Darrell Thorp is a sevent-time Grammy Award winning engineer. Darrell started as a guitar player before joining the navy for 4 years, then enrolled to the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Arizona. He finally stepped into the music world by working as an assistant in some of L.A.'s prestigious studios such as Track Record, Conway and Ocean Way studio.

Darell has worked with artists of great renown such as OutKast, Radiohead, Nigel Godrich, Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Beck, Ray Charles, Goo Goo Dolls, Switchfoot, Molotov and contributed to many multi-platinum records. Darrell now works at his own studio called 101 Recording in LA on an API 1604 console with a hybrid digital / analog setup.

You can watch Darrell's work on pureMix with indie artists like Foster the People and Future Elevators and see how he gets this modern rock sound you hear every day on the radio.

Credits

Beck

Radiohead

P!nk

Paul McCartney

Switchfoot

Nigel Godrich

Featured Artists and Musics

Formed in Los Angeles in 2009 by multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Mark Foster, indie rock trio Foster the People make melodic, atmospheric, dance-oriented pop.

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DRocksRecords
2018 Aug 25
good teacher thanks for the educational content
raphaël.du
2018 Jun 20
Would have been great with the multitracks
jkerr
2018 Jun 15
I really liked how Darrell explained what he was doing and that he did not go over the top with a million different plug-ins. He dropped in a number of good tips along the way as well. Excellent video!
ArminScholz
2018 Jun 11
Im wondering why he didnt adjust the attack of the tom gates to the fastest
PoPe
2018 May 27
I just love it. Darrell's tips and tricks are so insightful.
Arnold Vigh
2018 May 25
Darrel went into a dark and mysterious forest with the Snare phase... :)))
Some Guy
2018 May 25
Man is that noise gate on Darrell sure annoying! Ironically the gate on him exhibits exactly the problem with gating that he talks about with the toms.
Chrisdude
2018 May 23
Thnks puremix! Great vid! Now that's what I'm talking about!!
Joven35
2018 May 21
Love it!
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