Proof In Music video series

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Proof In Music is a 12-episode video series exploring the roles of Music Producers, Audio Engineers, Mix Engineers and Mastering Engineers in the production of music.

Through one-on-one interviews, the series will offer an in-depth look into the workflow, studio set-up, gear choice, decision-making process, and techniques of music production professionals.

Also, all professionals interviewed will be women.

The first episode is out, with Producer/Engineer Ainjel Emme.

Proof In Music kicks off in Los Angeles, CA with Producer/Engineer Ainjel Emme. Check out Ainjel’s work at http://ainjelemme.net/
This episode features music from Suzy & The Whisky Dogs AND Leslie Nuss.

Let’s record some drums! But where do we place the microphones? You may be surprised by Lilian’s choices. Hear about her approach to mic’ing a drum kit and watch the action unfold in Seattle’s very own studio, The Vera Project.

And more about this series:

I was waiting to be shocked by her mic placement, and I would say everything was pretty standard for when you’re recording a set and you have a lot of inputs and mics. I’ve done the Blumlein thing in the next room, myself.

I’m a big fan of using an X/Y with my overheads because a basic left side/right side placement to me sound vague. An X/Y for me put the instrument more where they should be in the stereo mix.

She did ask an interesting question, though, and that was about drummer’s perspective or audience perspective. I’m not sure if we caught all of that conversation because it wasn’t exactly clear what she meant, but what I took it to mean was panning.

In the beginning I always panned Toms left to right for a right handed drummer, but then once day I changed and started panning them from audience perspective. No one has really objected to either way so for me it’s not as big an issue as she is pretending.

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Proof In Music goes down the streets of Brooklyn to meet with The Mix Artist, Kia Shavon. Watch Kia mix a song as she shares sneaky mix tricks to make a vocal pop and an 808 kick boom. Learn more about Kia:

Proof In Music heads to Nashville to meet with Mastering Engineer, Raelynn Janicke. Hear her thoughts on AI mastering, how she chooses which frequencies to cut or boost and ultimately what her role is as the Mastering Engineer (it’s probably not what you think.) More from Raelynn:

https://www.raelynnjanicke.com/

Filmed at Tommy’s Tracks in Nashville, TN:

More songs from John The Dropout:

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PROOF IN MUSIC EPISODE 5: PRODUCING A SONG WITH HUNJIYA

You’d never know Hunjiya’s big productions were created in a small corner in her bedroom. Tweaking Logic’s stock synths, throwing in some SoundToys and singing through tears are all revealed as she breaks down the production of her song “Friend’s House.” Proof In Music goes to Miami! Hear more from Hunjiya: https://hunjiya.com/music

PROOF IN MUSIC EPISODE 6: THE ULTIMATE HOME RECORDING STUDIO WITH ASHLEY AND AMY

Every recording engineer dreams of converting a garage to a recording studio - Amy of Crosspick Studios did just that! She then joined forces with long time friend Ashley to open their own studio in Austin. In this episode, we tour the ultimate home recording studio. While decoupling the floors, adding a splayed wall, and acoustically treating the space were important decisions, these were not the only critical details that mattered most to Amy and Ashley when opening their studio. Book a session at Crosspick:

PROOF IN MUSIC EPISODE 7: MIX ENGINEERING WITH VIRA BYRAMJI

She’s learned from her mistakes and is not afraid to talk about it. As we dig into the mix decisions behind Julia Nunes’ masterpiece song “Used To Want,” Tracking and Mix Engineer, Vira Byramji, discusses how her approach to mixing has evolved. Proof In Music crosses the East River for this week’s episode in NYC!

More about Vira: https://www.virabyramji.com

Hear more from Julia Nunes: http://www.julianunes.com/

Book a session at Flux Studios NYC: