Bass & engineer Michael Jackson – Michael Jackson – Xscape deluxe – I was fortunate enough to engineer and play bass guitar for Michael Jackson in 98′ after he asked me to record several of his vocal sessions and producers. His passing was some very sad news and my memories of those studio sessions has compelled  me to […] Read more

cj’s credited works

Michael Jackson _ Bass Guitar and Recording Engineer. I Engineered two songs on XSCAPE deluxe original versions and played Bass on “A Place With No Name” Disturbed _ EP “Live & Indestructible” 2008, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer for their live broadcast at Deep Rock Drive” Quincy Jones _ “From Q with Love” 1999, Sound Designer, […] Read more

live concert broadcast for O.A.R.

  I mixed an hour long set for O.A.R. at Deep Rock Drive Studios Las Vegas in 08 where I was Audio Director and Mix engineer for the innovative start-up company. This was a live real-time mix to HD video simultaneously distributed to viewers over the internet. DeepRockDrive at the time was the only live […] Read more

Neve 8078 Console

I owned this gorgeous vintage Neve 8078 console as a partner and then sole owner from 2003. At the end of 2011 and just months before his passing I sold the 8078 to Beastie Boy MCA Adam Yauch for his studio in New York. He enjoyed the process and worked me over pretty good in […] Read more

mixing warm with digital or analog

I receive questions asking me how to achieve a warm analog mix in the digital domain and how to reduce high-end harshness. I do have a couple cures for that but let me first reply that I make no distinction between digital and analog formats anymore. As a matter of fact it’s never really one […] Read more

How to get big bass low end power

Low End Bass build up = weak bass. Take a kick drum and bass line for instance. The kick is typically a consistent quick low note stab over and over again, and it is a note btw. But the bass synth or bass guitar lows are always moving around because the notes change. E1 is […] Read more

Too Much Recording Compression

After mixing a lot of home recorded material, the number one most difficult problem that I have the most trouble dealing with are over-compressed tracks. You would be surprised to know that many recording pro’s use little to no compression on most things when they record even for the biggest recording artists. If you’re doing […] Read more

How to Prepare Your Audio Tracks for Mixing

99.9% of my mix work is with ProTools (in-the-box) and .1% on analog consoles. (with ProTools ) But It doesn’t matter what music program you use for writing and recording your music productions. Simply prepare the audio-files to be universal, useful on their own and not dependent on its session file. Next is how. * […] Read more

Sass Jordan . Dusk Til’ Dawn

  Sass Jordan “Dusk Til’ Dawn” This is Sass’s seventh record and she’s sold over a million records to date. I mixed this latest 10 song album remote mix style in my Los Angeles studio with record producer Derek Sharp who was in Montreal Canada during the process. Sass and Derek live in Montreal and […] Read more

How To Become a Mixing Engineer

Is there a guide on How To Become A Mixing Engineer? Can becoming a professional mixing engineer be any fun? Where do the best mixing engineers come from? These are a few of the questions I’ve received on the subject. First, is there a “how to become a mix engineer” guide ? No, I don’t […] Read more

Mix in Mono, then Pan to Stereo

Here’s a simple Mind Hack I use occasionally when I’m having trouble dialing in a tricky mix with lots of tracks. Simply get your mix close enough in mono and “then” spread your pans and continue to tweak. Be aware that you may have cut a little more lows and low mids than needed. Just […] Read more

Rusty Anderson . Mix

  Rusty Anderson, “Everybody Deserves an A” from the album “Undressing Under Water” I mixed three songs for Rusty Anderson’s solo record in 04′ over a very fragmented time schedule as Rusty plays guitar for Paul McCartney. He was quite busy but determined to finish his record regardless, so we used a remote mixing method […] Read more

Tracy Carter . Mix

“I Wanna Be” Final mix, non-mastered version from producer, writer and amazing musician Tracy Carter. This track really shows quality with very little but talented people. “I Wanna Be” sung beautifully by Angie Fischer was recorded by Tracy in his low ceiling apt with no acoustic treatments of any kind. Just a small room with […] Read more

Judson Frondorf . Mix

  From the album “Car Bomb Opera” Judson Frondorf (2006) This is the most simply made album in the history of record production. Judson composed and recorded his entire 10 song set in Apple’s Garageband with the stock loops and various others from free sample’s sites. He used absolutely no external equipment. Zero. None. Nada. […] Read more

Ray J . Mix

    “Where Do We Go From Here” from the album “This Ain’t A Game” Ray J , 2002. The best studios, star producers and a gigantic budget. I recorded Ray J’s vocals and mixed this song at Larrabee North studios in the L.A. valley in studio “1” on an SSL 4000G+ from a ProTools […] Read more

Julie Gribble . Mix

  “Maybe I” From “Echos in my Head” Julie gribble 2007. I recorded, performed all elements and mixed for Julie’s 2nd record release. I also co-wrote with julie and the whole production was done in my home studio. I composed in Abelton Live5 with NI’s Kontakt2 and battery2. After the programming was mostly complete, I […] Read more

Mixing Engineers First

When you’re ready to mix, don’t worry about studios or equipment so much, just concentrate on who” will mix. A killer mix is never actually from the studio it was mixed in or on what equipment it was mixed with. Of course gear can have distinct character and personality, but it still needs to be […] Read more

Online Mixing Mastering Providers

I’ve been lucky enough to be firmly planted in the mixing business for some twenty years now, not to mention the online mixing side of it. And I check around occasionally to see how the other businesses handle their marketing presence. I see there are some great engineers out there working within the online mix […] Read more

Neve 1070 Neve 1079 Mic Pre Amp w EQ Vintage Module

SOLD This ad has been left up by multiple requests. Neve 1070, Neve 1079, Mic Pre Amp, EQ, Vintage Module. 2x Neve 1070 and 2x Neve 1079. I’m asking 2,200usd for the Neve 1070 and 2,000usd for the Neve 1079 or better offer. These modules where well taken care of and sound great. They lived […] Read more

API 550s 4 Band EQ’s w API 212 Mic Pre’s

SOLD  This ad has been left up by multiple requests. PI 550s 4 Band EQ’s w API 212 Mic Pre Amp Vintage Modules with rack is available for sale as an entire unit with 16 channels of API 550 and 8 channels of API 212 Mic Pre Amps. 11,000usd for the lot. I will separate at […] Read more

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