Start to Finish: Jacquire King - Episode 1 - Room Setup And Micing

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Watch as Producer, Engineer, and Mixer, Jacquire King, sets up the live room and control room at Flux Studios in New York City, to continue the production of Oak & Ash's first full length record, with the single "Keep The Light On"

Before getting the gear setup, Jacquire explains the history of the project, and the preproduction of the single "Keep The Light On", which they will be building in this edition of the pureMix Start To Finish Series.

See how Jacquire King:

  • Discusses the history of the song and his approach to pre-production
  • Plays the original demo of "Keep The Light On"
  • Creates a floor plan with his assistants and Flux's Tom Beauchel for where the players and instruments will be set up
  • Explains the benefits of using a cloud lifter on a ribbon microphone
  • Introduces the doctor sample, which will be used as a trashy mono drum microphone
  • Demonstrates an Evans Dixson Bass Drum Lift
  • Patches in the inputs to the console and outboard gear
  • Explains his philosophy on guitar compression
  • Mics up the drum kit with engineer, Kolton Lee

Watch Jacquire King and Oak & Ash create "Keep The Light On" from Start To Finish. Only on

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Equipment & Software


  • 1974 Custom Neve Console
  • ADR F760 R
  • Avalon Tube DI
  • Chandler LTD
  • Cloud Lifter
  • Distressor
  • GML EQ
  • SSL G383 EQ
  • Teletronix LA-2A
  • Teletronix LA-3A
  • Whirlwind DI


  • AKG 414
  • AKG D12
  • Audix D6
  • Dr. Sample
  • Electro-Voice RE-20
  • RCA 77-DX
  • Mojave MA200
  • Neumann U87
  • Royer SF24
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure SM7
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Jacquire King

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 received several awards 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.


Kings of Leon

Tom Waits

James Bay

Modest Mouse

Buddy Guy

Norah Jones

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John Francis
2021 Jan 19
The Artie Dixon Kid drum Riser is awesome , Ive Known Artie for Many Years,.I remember when he came up with it....It was a piece of Rubber on a piece odf sheet metal...I have the orig prototype at Our studio in CT where he is From....Small World
2021 Jan 02
Fun watching someone handle the same issues I run into micing live drums. Unless I missed it, no under snare mic, interesting. Great to hear the details and reasoning behind which mics are used and the placement of them. Also cool to learn about the Cloudlifter, the kick lift, and the use of the D6s as tom mics. Will have to look into all of that for my work.
2020 Nov 20
The first demo sounded so good and warm, that I was really impressed. Amazing series!
2020 Nov 20
Great video! Wondering if that is an RCA 77 or an MXL77...
2020 Nov 03
Loved seeing Tom and Kolton here! Man that little kick lift on the peddle is a small adjustment that made a huge difference. Thanks for sharing that! Definitely going to hunt one down for my drum room.
2020 Nov 03
Really love the prep methodology. So good. I don’t know if it’s by design or built-in to his personality, but Jacquire really seems to create an atmosphere that invites you into the process and sets up an environment to accomplish something while keeping all the “tions” in mind, (emotion, communication, participation, cooperation etc) and still leaves the door open for creativity to pay a visit. Well done!
2020 Nov 01
Excellent....I can tell right now this is going to be a fantastic series..Love your work.
2020 Oct 31
Really appreciate this course! The Start to Finish courses bring so much added value to Puremix. If possible, when it comes guitars and bass, could we get a look at the pedalboards? Cheers
2020 Oct 30
I am a huge fan of Jacquire although he did not smile so often :-) . Great video, a lot of things to learn as usual. Cannot wait for the next one!
White Cat Studio
2020 Oct 30
Great video has usual. I didn't know about the Evans piece. It could be interesting to have it. :D