Start to Finish: Jacquire King - Episode 22 - Mixing Part 4

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As Jacquire continues with the mix of "Keep The Light On," he turns his attention to the guitars and lead vocal.

See how Jacquire King:

  • Blends in the Lead Vocal Double
  • Balances the background vocals
  • Auditions different tape formulas and settings on the Studer A800 on the background vocal bus
  • Tries adding delay and reverb to the background vocal bus to find a complementary blend of effects
  • Starts from the top of the track to do a complete pass, grabbing things that draw his attention as they arise
  • Adjusts SUGAR on the mix bus and explains his choices

Watch Jacquire King, mix "Keep The Light On" from Oak And Ash. Only on

Equipment & Software


  • Fab Filter Pro-Q2
  • Oxford Limiter
  • Process.Audio Sugar
  • Sans Amp
  • Sound Toys Echo Boy
  • UAD 1176AE
  • UAD 1176LN Rev E
  • UAD ATR-102
  • UAD Curve Bender
  • UAD EMT 140
  • UAD LA-2A
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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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2021 Apr 03
Great tutorial. I was wondering if you will stem mix for individual printing on this series. Sounds fantastic.