RSR206 – Steve Albini – How To Mix a Record - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR206 – Steve Albini – How To Mix a Record

Steve talked about how to mix a record from analog tape through a console with advice for how to mix in Pro Tools, techniques for mixing kick, snare, and toms, aligning bass, getting the low end right, mixing vocals, and lots more!

My guest today is Steve Albini musician engineer and owner of Electrical Audio in Chicago. Steve is known for his love of analog tape and extensive discography that includes artists like Nirvana, The Pixies, The Breeders, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, The Stooges, Cheap Tick, and PJ Harvey to name only a few of more than a thousand records he has made spanning the past 40 years. 

Steve has also been a previous guest on the podcast when we talked about his start in recording and creating Electrical Audio. So please check out that episode RSR078. He also makes time to speak publicly about music and recording and teaches as well through Mix With The Masters.

So on today’s episode I thought I would focus more on mixing and see what we can learn about mixing records on analog tape through consoles and also how that might inform the decisions we make when mixing digitally in the computer as well (or not).

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