Start to Finish: Jacquire King - Episode 4 - Chris's Guitar And Bass Setup

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With singer/Guitarist Rich Tuorto and drummer Bryan Garbe are ready to go, it's onto the rhythm guitar and bass sounds to finish getting the band ready for tracking.

See how Jacquire King and Kolton Lee:

  • Mic up Chris's guitar amp, and explains his microphone choice and placement in detail
  • Bring up the microphones on the Neve console and get the perfect blend between the C414 and SM57
  • Explain the phase relationship between the two speakers in Chris's amp and audition polarity inversions moving each microphone individually and as a group
  • Recall the bass guitar amp settings from another song on the record as a starting point
  • Explain their session documentation process, which includes photos of all of the instrument and amplifier settings and detailed session documentation
  • Mic up the bass cabinet and dial in the sound on the Neve
  • Chase after a ground hum on the bass guitar, checking each step of the signal path

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Equipment & Software


  • AKG C414
  • Avalon Tube DI
  • Chandler Limited LTD-1
  • DBX 160
  • Distressor
  • Electro-Voice RE-20
  • Fender Twin
  • Shure SM57
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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 Mar 01
Wow! So glad they left the Buzz segment in at first it was really annoying. but very cool to see how Jacquire responded. he was obviously annoyed by the persistent problem but pro active in striving toward a solution and reassuring to the band. Great Video!
2022 Feb 12
jaq is the best
2021 Sep 21
Excellent session ,very real world exactly what happens during a session !
2021 May 16
wouldn't putting the 414and 57 on separate speakers mean there will still be some out of phase content? . Would it not be better to place both on one speaker, equi distant from the cab?
Some Guy
2021 Jan 17
In past videos, Fab has boasted that Flux has success with the "keep it simple" technique of running a long instrument cable to the bass amp even though the textbooks all say it should be an EMI/RFI headache. The lesson here is read your textbooks, kids. :-)
2020 Dec 26
Great teamwork to solve!
2020 Dec 23
Thanks for leaving the troubleshooting in!! It allows the thought process to really come across!
2020 Nov 24
1st minute in...OH how guitar players LOVE when you touch their pedals! I can hear him saying "DUDE! WTH!" haha
2020 Nov 21
Chasing buzz is a pain but problem solving is necessary.
2020 Nov 20
Now this is a REAL session!!! So glad to see this and thankful that you did not edit the buzz thing out. Dong this for a while, there was never, ever, a session where you don't have to troubleshoot something!! It's part of the "magic!" Hahahaha!!!