Start to Finish: Jacquire King - Episode 3 - Setting Up The Vocal Chain And Rhythm Guitar

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The drum sounds are locked in, it's time to set up the vocal chain and guitar tones.

See how Jacquire King:

  • Dials in the microphone preamp and Teletronix LA-2A compressor
  • Builds a headphone mix for Rich, lead singer of Oak & Ash
  • Gives a detailed explanation of how to dial in the gain stage on a microphone preamplifier
  • Build's Rich's guitar tone using a combination of a Vox AC30 and a Victory V40 Dutchess
  • Sets the gain stage and overall tone on the console
  • Uses a chandler LTD-1 to set the final EQ shape on Rich's guitar
  • Explains his approach to gain staging record levels into A/D converters

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Equipment & Software


  • AKG 414
  • Chandler Limited LTD-1
  • Past 31102 Paramtric EQ
  • Radial Bigshot ABY
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure SM7
  • Teletronix LA-2A
  • Victory Amp V-40
  • Vox AC-30


  • 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 Jan 24
Quite surprised by the amount of EQ they are using at the recording stage. Fix in the mix doesn't seems to be the rule here but who cares ?
2021 Jan 05
The camera person need a course at
2020 Dec 10
Oddly I couldn't care less what the camera focus is doing, the true value of this is on what is being said, I edit as much VT in any given week as I do audio but this doesn't bother me in the slightest
2020 Nov 21
Jacquire as usual explains every important moves and tweaks he makes and they whys. Great video. Thank you Puremix!
2020 Nov 16
Love these series, great insights. Agree with Mat below, please set cameras to deeper depth of field (f4 or higher) with more lights or go manual focus. I know, the cool kids go for the shallow depth of field look... but the out-of-focus shots are pretty distracting from otherwise great content! We're good with seeing Jacquire AND all the awesome rack gear in focus at the same time ;) Thanks Jacquire, band & puremix team. Keep 'em comin'.
Mat Lucas
2020 Nov 15
But please set the cameras on manual (with a real cameraman behind , that helps) to not have that constant change in focus that's very hard to watch. In editing, like in mixing, often times less is more. No need to cut to a new shot every 5 seconds when Mr King is explaining something important . It takes away the point of his teachings. Of course this is only my opinion...
Mat Lucas
2020 Nov 15
Great content as usual around here
2020 Nov 14
2020 Nov 14
censorship again
2020 Nov 14
dissapointed again
2020 Nov 13
Great session.......learned a lot, thanks