Start to Finish: Jimmy Douglass - Episode 14 - Mixing Part 4

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Continuing with the mix of "Light Shine Through," Jimmy keeps digging through the tracks and adding his touch by adding parts to the production.

See how Jimmy Douglass:

  • Continues working with the background vocals
  • Adds a sub bass to the track and edits the MIDI throughout
  • Auditions different patterns with the kick and 808 relationship
  • Auditions two different A/D Converters on the mix bus
  • Experiments with stereo wideners on the background vocals

Watch Jimmy Douglass, mix "Light Shine Through" from Jared Evan. Only on

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
  • PSP Stereo Enhancer
  • P&M Chorus Ensemble
  • Smack
  • SoftTube Fix Flanger
  • Soundtoys Little AlterBoy
  • SubLab
  • UAD dbx 160
  • UAD MXR Flanger Doubler
  • Waves Q10 Equalizer
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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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2022 Jan 01
I notice there is no gain staging. I wonder that is?
2021 Dec 14
I've been waiting for Jimmy to ease off the de-esser on the rap section for the past two tutorials... Hopefully he'll do it before giving it to Jared.
Isaac Jean
2021 Oct 13
Love what you do brother. Thank you so much for these videos. I'm learning so much since I joined puremix. Having a blast being here.
2021 Sep 12
Really nice with your touches to make this great song. Great tutorials