Start to Finish: Jacquire King - Episode 9 - Guitar And Keyboard Overdubs

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Now that the rhythm section takes are edited and have a tight pocket, it's time overdub some guitar and keyboard layers onto "Keep The Light On"

Watch As Jacquire:

  • Uses a Fuchs Guitar Amp Simulation to add to the tone of Rich's guitar in the chorus
  • Explains why they freeze tracks while tracking when using plugins that introduce a lot of latency
  • Coaches Chris through overdubs
  • Discusses how to split the guitar lines across different tracks with different tones
  • Explains his process for punching musicians in mid take
  • Adds a brighter guitar amp to Chris' bridge guitar part to make it more of a feature
  • Talks about how he uses noise reduction on guitar tracks where necessary
  • Layers a baritone guitar part on the bridge
  • Adds a Juno 60 Keyboard
  • And watch how Kolton Lee and Danny Pellegrini use their thorough documentation skills to recall which input the guitar cable was plugged into after they accidentally unplugged it

Watch Jacquire King produce "Keep The Light On" from Oak & Ash from Start To Finish only on

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Equipment & Software


  • Avid Protools
  • Fuchs Overdrive Supreme


  • Roland Juno-60
  • Fender The Twin
  • Sears Silvertone
  • Gibson Amp
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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 Mar 18
Interested in Jacquire's signal chain on analogue synths generally?
Castor X
2021 Feb 15
So much Energy in this Track...
2020 Dec 30
This series is showing that more and more that it's all about detail and being attentive to the vision of the song. Amazing talent all around.
2020 Dec 28
Nice work. Coming together well.
2020 Dec 27
My favorite part, "He can't help himself". Hahaha, Love it!