Mixing Basics Tutorial

Studio Secrets with Krish Sharma

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction & Recording the Drums


    Introduction to the Studio Secrets offering and first thoughts on the ever important topic of recording acoustic drums.

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    Tutorial 2

    Close Mics for Hyper-Real Sound


    In this selection Krish begins a very detailed examination of the process for placement of multiple microphones focused on the various elements of the drum kit. Close mic techniques let you get a lot of separation in the mix.

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    Tutorial 3

    Overhead & Room Mics for Hyper-Real Sound


    Coverage of the placement and selection of overhead and room mics. This is a vital process to capturing a realistic and pleasing drum sound.

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    Tutorial 4

    Working with Drums in the Control Room


    Now that we have gotten some killer mic setups it is time to look at how we process these sounds in the control room. Step into a world-class control room with all the gear you could ever want and see how Krish keeps it all together. Look at in-line EQ and compression and how to best capture the sounds coming through the board.

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    Tutorial 5

    Recording the Drums in the Project Studio


    This video takes a look at how you can get great drum sounds on a limited budget in a project studio or home. With a few key decisions like mic selection and placement you can still get world-class results.

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    Tutorial 6

    Recording Electric Bass


    Krish takes a detailed look at the process for recording electric bass in the studio. Get a walk through on dynamics mic placement, using direct signal from the bass and also a cool guest appearance by music legend Don Was.

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    Tutorial 7

    Recording Acoustic Bass


    Get back to the roots of rock-n-roll and look at how you can record acoustic or upright bass. Krish covers mic placement, dynamics and in-line processing when working with this delicate and powerful instrument.

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    Tutorial 8

    Recording Bass in the Project Studio


    Step out of the doors of Hensen studios and venture back to the project studio where Krish shows you how to achieve great results when recording electric bass in a small environment, at your house, in a basement or anywhere else you can.

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    Tutorial 9

    Recording the Electric Guitar


    In this video Krish details the intricacies of recording electric guitar. We take a look at a couple of different types of guitar amps as well as several different mic placement techniques. Get inside Krish's head and learn some of the techniques that have helped breath life into the mixes of iconic artists like the Rolling Stones, Megadeath, Sheryl Crow and many others. Guest appearance and guitar work by Everything is Energy vocalist and guitar player.

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    Tutorial 10

    Electric Guitar in the Control Room


    Learn about processing the electric guitar using compression and EQ.

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    Tutorial 11

    Recording the Acoustic Guitar


    Acoustic guitar can be a hard instrument to record effectively. In this tutorial Krish gives you his secrets for getting awesome acoustic guitar sounds. We of course cover mic placement as well as artist comfort and how you can help them achieve the sound they want. Guitar work by Black Cowboy start Jonah Johnson.

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    Tutorial 12

    Recording the Electric Guitar in the Project Studio


    We know you can't always been a multi-million dollar studio, so we head back to the project studio to look at how we can capture killer guitar sounds on a budget.

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    Tutorial 13

    Recording Vocals


    Get the wisdom of countless hours in the studio and learn the techniques that Krish uses to get platinum results when recording vocals. Jonah Johnson of Black Cowboy lends us his great vocal performance for this video.

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    Tutorial 14

    Recording Vocals in the Project Studio


    Krish gives a few pointers to help apply the principles we cover in recording vocals while in the project studio.

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    Tutorial 15

    Tracking a Band


    We have taken the time and care for great mic placement and performance and now it is time to track the band. Krish explains what is going on in his head when he begins tracking. What he is focused on and what is important to keep in mind.

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    Tutorial 16



    Get inside of Krish's head and find out what he is thinking when the editing process comes to be. Not dull coverage of the same old editing techniques you know, this video is all about what Krish is thinking and his approach. Get what you can't get elsewhere, Krish Sharma's expertise.

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    Tutorial 17



    Get a crash course in mixing with Krish. Watch as a pro takes a mix from nothing to something great right before your eyes. You will be amazed at how efficient and quickly Krish can achieve great results with EQ, Compression and some subtle use of effects.

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    Tutorial 18

    Krish Sharma & Credits


    A final word from Krish Sharma and credits for the artists and people who helped bring this groundbreaking release to life.

Presented by Krish Sharma who has engineered and or produced for major artists such as The Rolling Stones, Counting Crows, Hilary Duff, Jesse McCartney and more, takes you on a guided tour inside both pro and project studios and shows you the basics you need to be successful when working with bands and artists.

Shown in amazing high quality video and featuring special guests Don Was, Everything Is Energy, Black Cowboy and more, you'll learn about setting up mics, getting levels, instrument and equipment overviews, mixing tracks and more. Watch Krish as he reveals to you, his secrets to success in the studio.

Submitted 4 months ago

Great and Inspirational

Really great and useful course which contributed to my creation and inspiration!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Musician, Sound Designer, Hobbyist

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Submitted 10 months ago

Sensible, practical and Passionate.

This tutorial, gives a greater appreciation for the practical methods of mic set up, recording, tracking & mixing. I like the move from high end studio to project studio set up. Can't wait to apply some new ideas in my own studio. Krish's passion for the craft is infectious. Highly recommend.

I am a: Professional, Sound Designer, Audio Engineer, Producer, Sound for Film/TV, Musician, Mastering Facility

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started dabbling in music in high school, sang in a punk rock band (singing loosely defined here) and also took some piano lessons.

2. What training have you had?

I have had no formal training in music or engineering--with the exception of a brief stint of piano lessons. That said, I have been a highly motivated pursuer of knowledge, reading books and manuals, and testing out concepts in my own compositions. As an assistant, I was lucky enough to work at A&M studios, a place full of talented people and opportunity.

3. When did you get into recording?

I started recording in 1994 at A&M, using primarily analog tape (Studer A-800's) along with a smattering of digital such as Sony 3348 and Mitsubishi 32 track. I found DA-88's to be useful as well and adopted them as soon as they came out. Pro Tools turned up in the late 90's and I jumped in when the Mix systems came out, that was 1999 I think. I would use Vision as a sequencer and Pro Tools 3 as the DAW, then sync these up. I found DAW based recording to very liberating on a production level; I could show up anywhere with my rig and record anything, with easy access to all previous work. Seems tame now, but the idea of having 64 tracks be portable was quite something.

4. People you have worked with/for?

Rolling Stones
Perry Farrell
Kris Kristofferson
Ziggy Marley
Al Green
Supreme Beings of Leisure
Counting Crows
Sheryl Crow
Hillary Duff
Jack Johnson
Paul Simon
Willie Nelson
Was Not Was

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I am good at training because I learned record making largely on my own but at a high level. I had to make sense of the process for myself and this helps me make sense of it for others. I learned by figuring out which things are important and which are ancillary--and this is very important--how to operate in a studio environment in such a way where not only the process is maximized for the musicians, but also for the record-makers (us).

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    Studio Secrets with Krish Sharma

    Have you ever wondered what goes on in a world-class recording studio? Do you want to know how to take professional theories and techniques and use them in your own project studio? This amazing DVD presented by Rolling Stones engineer Krish Sharma shows you how.

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Studio Secrets with Krish Sharma is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great and Inspirational Really great and useful course which contributed to my creation and inspiration!
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Sensible, practical and Passionate. This tutorial, gives a greater appreciation for the practical methods of mic set up, recording, tracking & mixing. I like the move from high end studio to project studio set up. Can't wait to apply some new ideas in my own studio. Krish's passion for the craft is infectious. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-05-24