Start to Finish: Jacquire King - Episode 17 - Mix Session Setup And Balancing

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The tracks are edited, the samples added, the vocals tuned, and this session is ready to mix!

In this episode, Jacquire sets up the session with his template, and dials in the basic mix, using HEAT, his mix bus, and dials in the lead vocal for Oak & Ash's "Keep The Light On."

Watch as Jacquire:

  • Explains his session layout
  • Prepares the session for mixing
  • Auditions HEAT on tracks and explains the sonic benefits
  • Sets up his mix bus chain before starting the mix
  • Adds effects to the lead vocal to establish the vibe of the track
  • Gets a general balance going before making any drastic changes

Watch Jacquire King Mix "Keep The Light On" by Oak & Ash. Only on

Equipment & Software


  • Avid Heat
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Cytomic The Glue
  • Fab Filter Pro-Q2
  • Process.Audio Sugar
  • Sonnox Oxford Limiter
  • UAD 1176 AE
  • UAD Ampex ATR-102
  • UAD Curve Bender
  • UAD Distressor
  • UAD Neve 1073
  • UAD UA 1176 rev A
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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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Sonic Reducer
2022 Jun 07
So funny, lol I use HEAT and it's great, but it's literally off when the knobs are centered.
2022 Feb 14
Would love a template video for Jacquire, especially one with LUNA!
2021 Mar 05
Great info. I would have liked some more explanation on the buses. Went trough them, really quickly for me. Like the drum buses .Whao! how many are there? Other than tat, excellent. Peter
2021 Feb 27
Great job with your explanation..Thanks