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Jacquire King Mixing James Bay

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Watch Jacquire King Mix James Bay

Grammy Award Winning Producer, Engineer, and Mixer, Jacquire King, has worked with some of the world’s most influential artists in every role you can imagine in a recording studio. From being an acclaimed recordist to mixing and producing multi-platinum records (9X in the case of Kings Of Leon) by superstars like Kaleo, Modest Mouse, Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Buddy Guy, Cold War Kids, MuteMath, Melissa Etheridge, and James Bay.

In this puremix.net exclusive, Jacquire King recalls the session for James Bay’s “Let It Go” and breaks down each element of the songdiscussing the decisions he made as the producer while he creates his mix with expansive detail on his approach to topics such as:

  • Mix architecture and routing
  • Reducing track counts and removing extraneous tracks
  • Reference meters
  • Mixing acoustic and electronic percussion elements
  • Polarity and phase relationships to ensure the speakers are “pushing” and notpulling
  • Gain staging the 2 bus
  • Eq'ing the 2 bus
  • The importance of automation to add movement to your mixes

Once you have seen how Jacquire approaches this well-crafted song, download the actual stems and practice what you have learned.

Watch Jacquire King mixing James Bay's "Let It Go", only on puremix.net

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Equipment & Software

Software

  • Altiverb 7
  • BF-76
  • Dyn3 De-Esser
  • Empirical Labs Arouser
  • EQ III 7-Band
  • Massenburg Design Works EQ5 AAX
  • Mod Delay III
  • Pro Subharmonic
  • PSP Vintage Warmer 2
  • Soundtoys Decapitator
  • Soundtoys EchoBoy
  • Soundtoys MicroShift
  • UAD 1176 Rev A
  • UAD AKG BX 20
  • UAD AMS RMX16
  • UAD API 550A
  • UAD Chandler Limited Curve Bender
  • UAD dbx 160
  • UAD EMT 140
  • UAD EMT 250
  • UAD Fairchild 670
  • UAD Fairchild 660
  • UAD Helios 69
  • UAD Manley Variable Mu
  • UAD Neve 1073
  • UAD Neve 33609
  • UAD Precision Limiter
  • UAD Pultec EQP-1A
  • UAD Roland RE-201
  • UAD SSL G Bus Compressor
  • UAD Studer A800
  • UAD Teletronix LA-2A
  • UAD Trident A-Range
  • VUMT Duo
  • Waves Aphex Vintage Exciter
  • Waves CLA-76
  • Waves J37
  • Waves PAZ- Analyzer
  • Waves TG12345
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Jacquire King

Grammy Award Winning Producer, Engineer, and Mixer, Jacquire King, has worked with some of the world’s most influential artists in every role you can imagine in a recording studio. From being an acclaimed recordist to mixing and producing multi-platinum records (9X in the case of Kings Of Leon) by superstars like Kaleo, Modest Mouse, Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Buddy Guy, Cold War Kids, MuteMath, Melissa Etheridge, and James Bay.

To date, Jacquire has been honored with over 30 Grammy Nominations for his meticulous attention to detail and unique approach to creating records that withstand the test of time.

His discography is well-known for the variety of music encompassed from the past 20 years. When you see Jacquire’s tutorials on pureMix, you will have the chance to sit next to a true master at work, who strives to enhance the artist's vision and serve the songs he helps deliver to the masses.

Credits

Kings of Leon

Tom Waits

James Bay

Modest Mouse

Buddy Guy

Norah Jones

Featured Artists and Musics

James Michael Bay is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. In 2014, he released his single "Hold Back the River", which has been certified platinum, before releasing his debut studio album Chaos and the Calm. The album went to number one in the UK and number 15 in the US.

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chriswerge
2019 Apr 30
Really inspiring and informative. Thanks so much Jacquire & Puremix!
badmonkey
2019 Apr 25
Proof that quality of the recording and song/arrangement make for great mixes.
lematrix
2019 Mar 08
Superb !
Sakazi Sigal
2019 Feb 06
Great video! the song and his voice is so relaxing, totally Zen. We want more from Jacquire please...
Aitorsarria
2019 Jan 30
Nice video!!!
demixstudio
2019 Jan 13
Great song, great performance (hats off to Bay! ), great production and recording. Thoroughly impressed. Thank you Jacquire and everyone for this inspiring video!
cfw0047
2019 Jan 10
I'm only half way through the second video and felt compelled to say what a helpful video this has already been. Watching you work and hearing your thoughts as you make decisions has been awesome. Perhaps the most helpful comment so far has been your thoughts on making quick decisions so as to not get in the way of the creative process. Super helpful - it keeps me coming back to the notion that it's not about nobs, numbers, or gear, it's about ears. Thank you!
jessrho
2019 Jan 01
Such a pleasure to be in the studio with you and watch you work. Thank you! Really useful helpful info, you clearly know what you're doing. And what a song, wow.
caesarjamesaugustus
2018 Dec 31
Waves Vocal Rider is a great automation time saver for all audio. Write volume to automation based on desired settings & then go back to make final touches.
joethecomposer007
2018 Dec 31
Love the detail on effects and what they do . So help full ))))))))
MarcoPolo
2018 Dec 21
Really inspiring session, thank you, Jacquire. And, what a great song and vocal performance from James!
mijh
2018 Dec 21
Very nice video, i've found your approach on how to feed the mix bus compressor, and the way you rebalance the gain structure to achieve it, very instructive. 
PoPe
2018 Dec 21
Such an inspiring piece of music. What a mix!
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