Start to Finish: Jimmy Douglass - Episode 13 - Mixing Part 3

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As Jimmy continues working through the tracks, he turns his attention to verse 2, works on the rap vocal, explains his preference for mixing templates and starts working on the background vocals.

See how Jimmy Douglass:

  • Continues enhancing the tom fills
  • Processes the rap vocal
  • Revisits his arrangement edits
  • Discusses why he doesn't use a mixing template
  • Compresses the background vocals
  • A/Bs different flanger/doublers on the background vocals
  • De-esses the vocals and demonstrates the difference of de-essing pre and post compressor

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Equipment & Software


  • Bettermaker EQ 232P
  • Neve 8816
  • Neve VR Channel Strip


  • Dyn3 De-Esser
  • EQ 3 7-Band
  • FabFilter Micro
  • JOEMEEK MEEqualizer
  • LX480 Complete
  • Melodyne
  • ModDelay III
  • P&M Chorus Ensemble
  • Smack
  • SoftTube Fix Flanger
  • Soundtoys Little AlterBoyUAD dbx 160
  • UAD MXR Flanger Doubler
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Jimmy Douglass
Jimmy Douglass (also known as The Senator) is an American four-time Grammy winning recording engineer and record producer, whose prolific career has spanned more than four decades. During the 1980?s, Douglass continued to hone his engineering skills while also taking on the role as producer. He engineered and produced established artists including The Rolling Stones, Slave, Odyssey, Roxy Music and Gang of Four. Presently, he continues to display his versatility by remaining current while drawing from his years of experience. Douglass is best known for bringing unconventional techniques into the studio and encouraging artists to transcend genre restrictions. He is credited with bringing a raw edge to sound and specifically bringing a heavy funk bass sound into rock music. His hard work and immense talent has carved a place for him among some of the most respected engineers and mixers in the world.

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