RSR430 - Sam Sherbin - Mixing 808, Bass, and Pop Vocals for Top Producers in LA - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR430 – Sam Sherbin – Mixing 808, Bass, and Pop Vocals for Top Producers in LA

Bass! How low can you go? Sam talked about studying with Bruce Swedien, the best way to record vocals in a home studio, the importance of phase, how to mix kick & bass for huge low end, when distortion is good, and the secrets to a killer vocal mix.

My guest today is Sam Sherbin, a mixing engineer based in Los Angeles, California. First cutting his teeth at various studios in New York City, he went on to develop his skills under the mentorship of the late Bruce Swedien at his home studio in Florida. Since then, Sam has scored cuts with international stars like CL, Stray Kids, Rachel Platten, Ebony Obsidian and more. He collaborates closely with the likes of multi-platinum producer and composer Nick Lee, expanding Sam’s footprint in both music and network television shows like NBC’s Grand Crew.

I ran into Sam at NAMM and am excited for us to dive into learning more about mixing and particularly mixing pop and bass music. Knowing how to get the low end just right is crucial whether you are mixing 808 kick drums and sub bass or just getting a rock band to sounds great. And Sam clearly knows how to get the low end to sounds awesome!

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