Producer of the stars Tony Shepperd has worked with Whitney Houston, Madonna, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Kenny Loggins, Boyz II Men and many, many more. In his first series, Tony reveals his personal theories and practices for recording a rock band and mixing the track… Get on board!.
Tony Shepperd starts your time together with an introduction, followed by “The Journey of Sound”, where Tony discusses the important fundamentals of sound. Next, setting up to record drums and tracking the trio is shown. How to record vocals is then demonstrated, as well as setting up keyboards and MIDI. The “3 Dimensions of a Mix” are discussed, and Tony then begins to deconstruct the mix he created of the rock band.
Tony breaks down the mix starting with the kick drum, snare, hats, toms, overheads, drum bus and room mic. Then the bass and guitars are scrutinized, followed by the vocals and applying different automation ideas to the tracks. Tony finishes up the series showing how preparing the 2 track master, use session templates for speed and enhanced management, stream the mix for artist approval and making mastering notes!