Start to Finish: Jacquire King - Episode 20 - Mixing Part 2

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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:

  • Explains his approach to adding ambience to a drum kit
  • Cleans up the Tom EQ
  • Breaks down his Kick/Snare parallel path with a Neve 33609 and Decapitator
  • Explains his Kick/Snare/Bass parallel path, setup with a Fairchild 660
  • Dials in his Drum Crush parallel path using the Devil-Loc

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Equipment & Software


  • Fab Filter Pro-Q2
  • Sound Toys Devil-Loc
  • UAD Distressor
  • UAD Fairchild 660
  • UAD Neve 1081
  • UAD Neve 33609
  • Valhalla Vintage Verb
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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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Eric Herbig
2022 Jan 03
Extremely helpful!
2021 Apr 20
Love this parallel parallel parallel drum approach, thanks! :-)
2021 Mar 19
Interesting approach to drums. Mix is sounding real good. Great tutorial, Thanks