Start to Finish: Jacquire King - Episode 6 - Reviewing The Programming

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To make the production sound more like a finished record during the tracking process, Jacquire often calls on producers like Spencer Thomson to add programming and additional production to songs. Now that the band's sounds are dialed in, it's time to dissect and review the tracks sent from Spencer to see what compliments the band, what might work better with some editing, and what can go to give the band the right energy while they track.

See how Jacquire King:

  • Breaks down every element of the programmed backing tracks
  • Explains his thought process of creating programming elements with his production partner, Spencer Thomson
  • Rearranges and repurposes individual parts of the programming
  • Considers the relationship between the lead synth sounds and the guitar
  • Discusses when reprinting programming is a better option than using elastic audio
  • Adds texture to strings and percussion with the SansAmp PSA-1
  • Reviews his changes with the band
  • Creates a game plan for the next take with the band

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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 May 04
so interesting to see pros using shitty sounds in midi part :) (referring to strings like sounds)
2020 Dec 08
Love this a rock country tune to me. Heard it once and said this was gold. Anyway, suggestion would be on the 2:35, bridge section..the ball dropped, naked..All it needs is a fantastic wailing lead guitar in that section, like a Lukather style and this will be great. Fantastic job Jacquire...
Robert Colwell
2020 Dec 07
Great idea to follow Matt Ross Spang’s style of producing with Jaquire’s. Both undeniably great at what they do but almost diametrically opposite in their approaches.
Melodic Dreamer
2020 Dec 06
Love Jacquire, but really dislike this style of music. It's too clean and way over produced. Though the skill is crazy and there are things to learn, the performance felt lifeless.
2020 Dec 04
Also, it's so awesome that Jacquire is able to work through his stutter to do videos like this and he doesn't let it affect his work. Huge respect for him.
2020 Dec 04
They should have told the singer to be quiet, that fill sounded awesome.
2020 Dec 04
I LOVED this series of Start to Finish. It was great to hear how much programming is often present in these rock band mixes. They are not always noticeable in the recording, so watching as you went through each individual programming track and decided what stayed and what got cut was super helpful! Thank you a ton. Can't wait for the next one!