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Inside The Mix: Hozier With Andrew Scheps

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In 2019, Hozier's second, much anticipated full-length record "Wasteland, Baby!" peaked at #1 in the Billboard Top 200, Billboard Top Alternative Albums, Billboard US Folk Albums, and Billboard US Top Rock Albums.

For his second full-length record, Hozier once again called on the immense talent of world-renowned mixing engineer Andrew Scheps, who famously mixed Hozier's first chart-topping single "Take Me To Church" in 2014.

In this pureMix.net exclusive, Andrew pulls up his mixing session of the album's second single, "Movement." He breaks down his approach to the intricate arrangement, unique percussive elements, and powerful song climax, showing you how he mixed the chart-topping single.

See how Andrew Scheps:

  • Discusses pre-fader sends and when you need them
  • Explains his use of multiple parallel compressors on drums
  • Shows his use of the "Drums Dirt Bus" to add the distorted texture that brings the excitement to the kit at the end of the track
  • Breaks down the arrangement of the different keyboards, guitars, bass, and synths to build the monolithic harmonic structure of the song
  • Explains how he created space with imaging and delays on the lead synth line
  • Breaks down the vocal harmony arrangement

Watch Andrew Scheps, mix "Movement" from Hozier. Only on pureMix.net

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Equipment & Software

Software

  • Air DB-33
  • Avid BBD Delay
  • Avid DYN3
  • Avid EQ3
  • Avid ReVibe II
  • Brainworx bx_digital V3
  • Braniworx HG-2 Black Box
  • Eventide H910
  • Eventide TVerb
  • Fab Filter Pro-DS
  • Leapwing DynOne
  • Liquid Sonics Seventh Heaven
  • New Fangled Audio Elevate
  • SansAmp
  • Sound Toys Devil-Loc
  • Sound Toys Echo Boy
  • Sound Toys Little Alter Boy
  • UAD Fatso Jr
  • UAD Pultec EQP-1A
  • UAD UA1176 AE
  • UAD dbx 160
  • Valhalla Plate
  • Valhalla Room
  • Wave Machine Labs Drumagog
  • Waves Aphex Aural Exciter
  • Waves CLA-2A
  • Waves CLA-76
  • Waves PuigChild 670
  • Waves Puigtec EQP1A
  • Waves Q1
  • Waves RCompressor
  • Waves Scheps 73
  • Waves Scheps Omni Channel
  • iZotope Ozone imager
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Mentors
Andrew Scheps

Andrew Scheps is a music producer, mixing engineer and record label owner based in the United Kingdom. He has received Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album for his work on Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stadium Arcadium, Album Of The Year for Adele's 21, and also Best Reggae Album for Ziggy Marley's Fly Rasta.

Andrew started as a musician, but found that what he enjoyed most was working behind the scenes. This led him to study recording at the University of Miami. After graduating, he spent some time working for Synclavier, and then on the road with Stevie Wonder (as a keyboard tech) and Michael Jackson (mixing live sound). But he found his home in the studio, and he honed his craft working for producers such as Rob Cavallo, Don Was and Rick Rubin.

Andrew collaborated with Waves in order to create his own line of plug-ins which include the Scheps 73 EQ and the Scheps Parallel Particles.

Andrew is one of the best known mixing engineers in the world, well-known for his Rear Bus mixing techniques that he developed working on his 64 input Neve 8068 console and his love for distortion of any kind. If you are watching pureMix videos you will see that he managed to carry his analog sound signature over to a fully portable digital rig. These days, Andrew mixes completely In The Box as it allows him much greater flexibility and the ability to work on several project simultaneously.

Credits

Beyonce

Lana Del Rey

Red Hot Chili Peppers

U2

Michael Jackson

Green Day

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studiosix
2022 Jan 14
Definitely a master class on parallel processing and how to get a polished sound from amazing performances and tracks. A+
Pearlpassionstudio
2021 Dec 12
Absolutely great tutorial with precise details... Mix sound fabulous
ricupad
2021 Dec 06
Interestingly, although the lead vocal reverb is on a send, it’s only 27% wet. Still doesn’t seem to add much level to the vocal?
flandybob
2021 Dec 06
Really nice. One comment that may or may not be relevant : would that make sense when doing a deconstruct to bypass all plugins and build it up as opposed to the way it’s done here (and most other similar videos)? Parallel compression is doing most of the heavy lifting so when bypassing inserts on the tracks we still ear it so we don’t necessarily get how you got there when doing the mix. Great stuff in any case !
ThinkInsideOfTheBox
2021 Dec 05
Amazing video. Again a musical approach with technical explanation.
eduguitar
2021 Dec 04
Spanish subtitles please!
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