Start to Finish: Jacquire King - Episode 19 - Mixing Part 1

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Now that the mix bus is in place, Jacquire turns his attention to the rhythm section to get the perfect tone and balance between the bass guitar and drums.

See how Jacquire King:

  • Dials in the Distressor on the bass guitar to control the peaks on the bass guitar
  • Shapes the sound going into the Distressor
  • Adds a short delay to the bass to spread the image out, giving a tiled room effect
  • Adds his drum bus eq with a Neve 1081
  • Builds a parallel compression drum bus with a Distressor set to Nuke
  • Blends in the Kick Sample
  • Auditions an API 550A and SSL E Channel Strip for eq on the snare drum
  • Listens to the EQ difference between the SSL E series and G series on snare, then explains his preference
  • Adds additional parallel compression paths including a Drum Crush bus and Kick/Snare parallel
  • Adjusts tom ringing to be a part of the overall tone of the kit

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Equipment & Software


  • Fab Filter Pro-Q2
  • Sound Toys Echo Boy
  • UAD API 550A
  • UAD Distressor
  • UAD Neve 1081
  • UAD SSL E Channel
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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 Jan 03
Please load Chinese subtitles
2021 Jun 12
Hey sub in Spanish Please
2021 Mar 12
Excellent tutorial. To gate or not to gate on drums is so important. I gate and rely on that stereo room mic for ambience on toms..All depends on leakage from these close tom mics.. Great approach, love your work.