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A big GS welcome to John Hanes - here's some background on his career and some reading on what he's been up to...

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Oroz 2 weeks ago
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We are having an absolute blast - this Q+A has been excellent and there are still loads of Qs in the pipeline, so with John’s...

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citytape 3 weeks ago
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Just in case you are new to our Q+A formats...! === 1) All questions and followup questions are moderated in advance......

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Whitecat 28th May 2020
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From the whole team here at Gearslutz, we'd like to just say thanks again to John for an absolutely exceptional Q+A. We really...

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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hi John, I'm a big fan of your work! I would like to ask you the measurements of your mixing room? Thanks a lot!

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Oroz 2 weeks ago
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Hi John, Just wondering how you create realistic modern vocal "doubles", or stereo width on vocals when perhaps you...

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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hi John Im enjoying this Q&A very much. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Im really looking up to you guys and the...

musicmixer04
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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hey John, thanks for this wonderful Q&A, highlight of the year so far. rockout As you mentioned quite a few times here...

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bobbl 2 weeks ago
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Hi. Thank you so much for doing this. I mix alot of rock music with bands who record at home or in rehearsal rooms. The...

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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hi John! Thank you so much for doing this, I wanted to know your point of view in regards to sample rate differences, if...

prog
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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hey John, just wondering if there's any things you always do differently for eg a song with a hip-hop lead production (808s etc)...

SongsByGROVER
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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hi John, A short question - do you make much use of transient designers on the rhythm section or other instrumentation (and if...

TLS
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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hello John Hanes, you guys clearly saw the future as far as mixing ITB, how do you see the mixing/recording/production aspect of...

Young.baws
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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hey John, Thanks for doing this! It's been a blast to read your answers. I'm wondering how your mixing has changed over time -...

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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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What sampling rates are used in productions like Max Martin and other big guys?

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RightOnRome 2 weeks ago
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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hello John Hanes, Thank you again for extending this Q&A! It’s much appreciated. Are you familiar to you use multiple...

Young.baws
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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hello John, Thank you so much for taking the time to do this Q and A! I'm still very new to mixing, and was wondering what...

A1T2D3
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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hello John, wanted to know what version of Pro Tools do you guys work off of? Is it HDX or just Native. Also, are you guys Mac...

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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Thanks for a great Q&A! How long do you typically spend on a mix? Is it a case of doing the mix in a single session and...

J-S-Q
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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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John, it's so wonderful to see you here. Thank you for your responses. I wanted to know how do you keep your ears healthy by...

postykish
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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hi John, Thanks for doing the Q&A! I notice you use a lot of 1/4 not delays on vocals. I was wondering if you are using...

LiamMcCluskey
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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hi John! Thanks for agreeing to do this. People like Mike Senior of The Mix Review have made a living out of tracing...

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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hi John! As I mix more and more, I am realizing the beauty of an open, clear, and controlled mid range in a great mix. A lot...

aidanthillmann
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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hello John Hanes, Do you have any tips to get emotionally connected to a song? Lets say, every aspect of the song is on top...

Young.baws
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Young.baws 2 weeks ago
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Thanks again for doing this, its been great to hear your knowledge! You guys always deliver mixes where song sections build...

Dias
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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hi John Speaking about pop music with electronic programmed drums, do you tend to send all drums to a drum bus for some final...

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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hi John, Many thanks for your time! I wondered whether you consider the cohesiveness of the tracks as a whole whilst...

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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hey John! First of all, this is some of the most helpful content I've come across in a LONG time, specifically the bits about...

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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hi John, Thank you so much for doing this Q&A - it's really appreciated finally pulling back the curtain a little when you...

TLS
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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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hi john, really appreciate that you are doing this. do you use codec auditioning tool such as sonnox pro codec, or something...

coldvodka
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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hi John! Big thanks for doing this Q&A. I'm wondering what the process is like for mixing songs that were produced in...

TeleMA50c
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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hi John, When you get several tracks of the same thing, such as 4 different drum rooms, or a snare consisting of 3 different...

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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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hi, thank you so much for doing this. what is the song that you mixed that you are most proud of? i was trying to find some...

coldvodka
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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hi John. I understand that some mixes are more easy to mix than others, but can you say which one was the most challenging to mix...

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SPORT 2 weeks ago
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Hi John, Thanks for sharing! A quick one: do you use the MH CS3 limiter for anything, or would you use a dedicated plugin?...

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b0se 2 weeks ago
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Hi John, first of all many thanks for doing this Q&A! As a young engineer your and Serbans work is a BIG inspiration to...

Tommiiii
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TheHanes 2 weeks ago
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Hi John, I really appreciate you taking the time to do this Q&A, I've been keeping a close eye on it all week. As someone...

JanetB
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TheHanes 3 weeks ago
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Hi John, A big thank you for doing this :) Doing this for a long time with a constant flow of work, how do you stay fresh...

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TheHanes 3 weeks ago
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Hi John Many thanks for taking the time to share your knowledge of working with music! It must be great having your best...

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TheHanes 3 weeks ago
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Hey John! First of all, thank you so much for doing this and so generously sharing your expertise with all of us. It's really...

kaleida
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TheHanes 3 weeks ago
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Thanks so much for doing this! I was curious to how you approach parallel processing specifically on vocals and drums. Is that...

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TheHanes 3 weeks ago
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Hi John, Thanks for taking the time to do this Wondering how you are getting to the DK Audio Meter from Pro Tools. Are you...

ryno1
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TheHanes 3 weeks ago
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Hi John, thanks a lot for doing this. Do you like to use plugins that emulate consoles? I’m talking about plugins that generate...

Oroz
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TheHanes 3 weeks ago
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Hello, John! Could you share with us some info about the computer(s) you use (hardware, OS)? How do you do the backups? Do...

jetam
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jetam 3 weeks ago
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Mr. Hanes, Thank you for participating in this Q&A. I appreciate someone of your stature taking the time to do this. I...

Bias Mike
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Bias Mike 3 weeks ago
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Hello John Hanes, Thank you so much for your time on this forum. I'd like to know if you dither your mix 24bit prior...

Young.baws
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TheHanes 3 weeks ago
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Hello John Hanes, Thank you so much for taking the time and energy to share your knowledge! I always learn something new when...

Young.baws
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Young.baws 3 weeks ago
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Obviously one of the biggest challenges of getting a great mix is how well it translates everywhere. What are the tried and true...

MattyJoe
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TheHanes 3 weeks ago
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Hello John- Thanks so much for doing this. One thing that strikes me with records you've worked on is an incredible...

RyanC
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TheHanes 3 weeks ago
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Hi John, thank you for sharing your knowledge. Do you think it is useful to mix into a limiter from the very beginning of the...

mix_dome
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TheHanes 3 weeks ago
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Hello John Hanes, Thank you again for extending this Q&A! It’s much appreciated. Are you familiar to you use multiple...

Young.baws
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Young.baws 3 weeks ago
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I was curious how you deal with ambience. Mainly with vocals, but really all instruments. I understand if a producer sends you...

thepilgrimsdream
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TheHanes 3 weeks ago
 
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