In this 2-hour mixing tutorial, Joel Hamilton opens up the multitrack for Highly Suspect’s hit single "My Name Is Human" on his SSL console and then creates a new mix of it on camera, explaining every thought and decision that he makes along the way.
This video is an in-depth look at what it's like to mix a hit rock song from a massive band, using the best of both analog and digital tools.
In this tutorial, Joel explains:
His workflow in detail, including session setup, gear, routing, revisions and delivering mixes to clients.
How he uses an SSL Console and Outboard processing to shape the tone of the record and then moves into the box to fine-tune the mix
Uses outboard time-based effects like an Effectron II, AKG BX10, and a Bricasti M7
Sets stereo bus EQ and compression
Prints to a dedicated print machine w/ separate hardware and then does additional digital processing after printing stems from the analog mix.
How to slave multiple computers together to harness more processing power.
This is your chance to take an exclusive look at Joel's mixing techniques, thought process, and the approach that he has used to sculpt countless hits.
After you have seen how Joel mixed it, download the multitrack session and mix the same song for yourself to practice what you have learned.
Highly Suspect is an American rock band from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The band consists of twin brothers Rich (bass, backing vocals) and Ryan Meyer (drums, backing vocals), Johnny Stevens (guitar, lead vocals), and Matt Kofos (guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals). After starting as a bar cover band, they relocated to Brooklyn, New York, where they recorded The Worst Humans EP with producer Joel Hamilton.
valeiomina •Friday, October 21, 2022
Must add a video on the making of A Color Map of the Sun. Wonderful record
AndreaC •Thursday, April 21, 2022
Great video! But the audio from the master of the console is inverted, I think.
ThinkInsideOfTheBox •Sunday, February 20, 2022
This video is genius. I love the 'total artistic' approach, emotion-techinical..
Please, give Joel Hamilton more screen-time. He obviously has a lot more to share...
joethecomposer007 •Wednesday, October 6, 2021
We need more from this man . My brain is in so much pain after hearing all his knowledge on mixing and ideas on building a song as a producer . Wow this was incredible
rickyvisbal •Monday, May 24, 2021
Alaric156 •Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Have been following Joel since 2015 and am so glad to finally have some teachings from the man himself
MarcoPolo •Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Really enjoyed the video. This was my first exposure to Joel, and I really appreciated his approach and discussion. Thank you!
davidskick •Wednesday, December 25, 2019
really good video! thanks!
Moa22 •Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The video is really insteresting loved to see the process. BTW the audio sample
we can listen to into the mix contest sound weird to my ears. I am the only one ?
JonTangent •Sunday, December 1, 2019
Great insight. Many thanks.
Robert Morgan •Monday, November 18, 2019
Wow! I learned a lot watching this Video. Seeing Joel's workflow was amazing. Thank you Joel Hamilton!
Rip0702 •Saturday, November 16, 2019
I love how he makes all of his mixing decisions in context. You'll notice he never solos anything to make adjustments. He just turns up the fader to make adjustments and then lowers it back once he's finished. Such a master.
ben641 •Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Great insight into Joel workflow, about his recording and mixing philosophy, and about some of his techniques to shape and feel his vision. Thank you!
JRoyall •Monday, November 11, 2019
I actually really like this way of teaching, moving fast and having to use our ears. Then he explains what we just heard or what we missed. I can also relate to this guys work flow a lot. Instead of talking about phase relationships for half an hour he gets down and dirty quick so we don't lose focus.
mauricio.me •Saturday, November 9, 2019
Finally new material, I love It so mouch, amazing mixer, amazin teacher. The important thing Is not what gear did he use, the important thing Is to learn why he make's every movement, why he made every paralell process, what's the goal.