RSR301 - Bob Horn - Mixing Advice for Big Bass Hip Hop With Usher and Timbaland - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR301 – Bob Horn – Mixing Advice for Big Bass Hip Hop With Usher and Timbaland

You're not still checking your mixes in the car, are you LOL? Bob talked about designing the ideal mix room to mix bass right the first time, tips for building bass traps, dialing in hi and low pass eq, how to mix vocals, and tons of favorite plugins!

My guest today is Bob Horn a multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning mix engineer known for working with artists spanning many genres; R&B, Pop, Hip Hop, Rock, Adult Contemporary, and Jazz, as well as artists from countries around the globe including The U.S., Korea, Japan, Australia, Spain, Indonesia, Brazil, and China.

Some of those artists include Usher, Timbaland, Michael Jackson, DVRKO, Neon Trees, Kelly Clarkson, Brandy, Ashanti, Everglow, Akon, Lupe Fiasco, Everclear, Brian McKnight, LeAnn Rimes, The Common Kings and many more.

Bob attended Berklee College of Music before relocating to Nashville to start his career as a recording engineer. In 2001 he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a mix engineer.

Although Bob's career focus is mixing music, he is an accomplished musician playing drums, guitar, bass and piano, and is also involved in songwriting and production. In 2011 Bob and a long time friend and colleague designed and built The EchoBar Recording Studios in North Hollywood, CA where he mixes for his clients.

Thanks so much to Maor Appelbaum for the introduction.

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