Originally Posted by krisstoff
Hi Russel - thanks for sharing your knowledge with us here. I'm interested in the work you did with Eryka Badu particularly the vocal sound and the Low end of the tracks they are some of my favorite recorded works thumbsup What mics/Pres did you use and how did you go about getting the vocals down.
Also can you give any tips for mixing the low end? I mean how do you get a track that fat and know that it will go off in a club and also sound great on my mums hi fi. Many thanks indeed Chris
i approached erykah's stuff pretty much the same as voodoo. but everyone seems to be asking me how i get the low end on my mixes. i just like a nice low end on most of the things i do and i think it comes naturally to me. i can get a good balance between the kick against the bass fairly quickly. but one of the things i do is to check on an aurotone to see if i can hear both the kick and bass on a small speaker at a medium volume. and i'll tweak the drums and bass at the same time and add maybe the main guitar or a keyboard with it and keep eq'ing until that sh*t is pumpin! then i'll started mixing in other elements. but i constantly tweak and fine tune the drums and bass throught out the mix session. once you start mixing in the other elements, the original sound you had can get lost, 'cause now you have frequencies fighting for more room. so i try and stay concious of my drum/bass level. and stay in the habit of tweaking a track without using solo. also, don't be afraid to pull out some bass. you can make room by pulling out some sub frequencies. sometimes there's too much bass so you have to take some of out. EXPERIMENT. there are no rules...
you might be interested in these threads: monitoring with the "dragon" ?
and "voodoo mixologies". "scroll down to take 3" Voodoo mixologies...