Start to Finish: Jacquire King - Episode 12 - Finishing The Lead Vocal And Percussion

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After reviewing the previous takes, Jacquire and Rich have a gameplay to do some punches and dial the vocal into the perfect pocket.

Watch as Jacquire:

  • Adjusts Rich's headphone mix to make him more comfortable and land in the pocket of the song
  • Coaches Rich through the punches
  • Has Brian add Tambourine and Shaker overdubs
  • Records the band doing a clap track through a specially recommend chain from the one and only Vance Powell
  • Explains the final steps before mixing the song

Watch Jacquire King produce "Keep The Light On" from Oak & Ash from Start To Finish only on

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Equipment & Software


  • 1974 Custom Neve Console
  • Teletronix LA-2A
  • Shure SM7
  • Gates M-5136


  • Antares Auto-Tune
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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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2022 Feb 26
great band!! great voclist and nice vibe
2021 Nov 29
Thumbs up to Rich! I know how hard this can be for a vocalist and I really appreciate that you made it on camera and shared it with us! Thank you 1000 times for that! P.S. The whole series is great and the song is F.I.R.E.!
2021 Feb 13
Jacquire king - "sometimes you gotta do some work and not love it, to go and do what you love"
2021 Feb 05
Really appreciate the lyrics in this song, and the way Rich expresses them. Seems very real. Very believable. Makes me believe there’s someone at home waiting on him. I got goose bumps in that final comp. Great storytelling. Really appreciate Jacquire’s steady hand guiding the whole process along, understanding how hard this can be for musicians. Just a fantastic series, top to bottom. Can’t wait to hear the final mix and very much looking forward to the public release. Thanks!
2021 Jan 17
8 mins into this video you can see how much more comfortable he is with his vocal performance. Simply shows just how important it is to be comfy with your vocal as well as the producer/engineer being able to navigate their talent in order to get the best performance for the track. Even if you need to sing it 1 word at a time it doesn't matter...the end result is what matters...nice work imho
2021 Jan 16
Suppose the more ya do it, the better ya get... :)
2021 Jan 16
Awesome video! They DID IT! Cannot wait to see the mixing part!
2021 Jan 15
It's been a fun session to watch. Great song. Dig Rich's vocals. Looking forward to the mix. I hope we get some files to play with!
2021 Jan 15
Really good - would love to hear why they wanted to track with Autotune- he's a really good singer and it seems that the few accents he wanted to use it on could have been done after the fact avoiding the need to nudge the tracks. Still, sounds killer...
2021 Jan 15
Absolutely love this series, I watch it 'Avid'ly (pardon the pun!) Can't wait for the mix!
2021 Jan 15
They GOT IT!!
2021 Jan 15
Excellent. That sure went well as a team. Great job, great song. Thanks for doing the series.