In this pureMix.net Exclusive, F. Reid Shippen opens the multitrack of Ingrid Michaelson's "Afterlife" to dissect the choices he and the producers made during production and remix the song in front of you to explain his thought process, workflow, and techniques that have helped him achieve success as a first call mixing engineer.
Learn how Reid:
Sets up his sessions before he starts mixing
Adds multiple layers of drum samples to craft powerful tones that cut through the mix
Blends multiple outboard compressors and eq chains as well as plugins in the box to sculpt the perfect lead vocal tone
Maintains perspective throughout the mixing process
Explains the collaborative process with Jacquire King for this song
Checks Mono Compatibility
Creates contrast between sections of the song
Uses his pop shine trick on the lead vocal
Uses 2bus processing
Once Reid has the mix at a place where he feels it is ready to present, Co-producer, Jacquire King, stops by Robot Lemon to listen and add some final tweaks with Reid.
Watch F. Reid Shippen mix Ingrid Michaelson's "Afterlife". Only on pureMix.net
Avid Dyn3 Compressor/Limiter
Avid Mod Delay III
DMG Audio Essence
Eventide Ultra Channel
Fabfilter Timeless 2
PSP MixGate 2
PSP Mixtreble 2
PSP Spring Box
PSP Vintage Warmer
SPL Transient Designer
Softube Focusing Equalizer
Sound Toys Crystallizer
Sound Toys Decapitator
Sound Toys Devil-loc
Sound Toys Radiator
Sound Toys echoboy
UAD Cooper Time Cube
UAD EP-34 Tape Echo
UAD Fatso Jr
UAD Helios 69
UAD Neve 88RS
UAD Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor
UAD Trident A-Range
Waves C1 Compressor
Waves CLA Drums
Waves L1 Limiter
Waves Puigtec EQP1A
Waves s1 Imager
iZotope Alloy 2
BASE Bedini Audio Spacial Enviroment
Cooper Time Cube
D.A.V. Electronics S.I.P.P.
DBX "Disco" Boom Box
Dolby Model 365
Focusrite Red 3 Compressor
Roland Dimension D
Sony DRE 2000
Universal Audio 1176
VP28 Classic Preamp
Ingrid Ellen Michaelson (born December 8, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Her first album, Slow the Rain, was released in 2005, and she has since released eight more albums: Girls and Boys,Be OK, Everybody, Human Again, Lights Out, It Doesn't Have to Make Sense, Songs for the Season, and her most recent, Stranger Songs.
marius.h •Thursday, February 17, 2022
This instrumental sounds like a very american generic happy people waving commercial! haha
dansteenson •Saturday, March 13, 2021
Great vid!Minor thing, I wish you hadn't used a gate on your mic when speaking I just found it distracting.
dmac660 •Thursday, July 30, 2020
so good. MORE REID SHIPPEN VIDS PLEASE!
MarcoPolo •Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Loves me some Shippen & King! Needs more distortion on the tambourine (you taught us that, Reid)!
And we need files to mix! Did Ingrid nix it?
room.s •Sunday, July 26, 2020
muy bueno!! muchos consejos creativos para aplicar :)
matt.thom •Thursday, March 26, 2020
Although this is a long one, there are great bits that cover everything from workflow to creative thinking to balance and mood. This is as close to sitting in with a PRO as it gets. Excellent!
Jlg2advise •Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Just wondering when the exercise files would be available?
Banjoboys •Saturday, January 18, 2020
Worth it just for the head bobbing near the end
shanegrush •Friday, January 17, 2020
Sheesh -- I've been a fan of Shippen's work for many years. It's incredible to see him getting some love. He's so talented, and his mixes are just insanely good. This one does not disappoint.
studiosix •Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Pure Mix has upped the ante! Reid has an amazing approach and cranks and tweaks for taste in each section. While there are tricks, the overall approach is completely intuitive. All I need is to put in the hours...
hummarstra •Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Shippen is such and insane gear head! haha. And seems like a nice guy. Really appreciated the video.
FranklinShaw •Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Love his approach. Super motivating and inspiring, F. Reid Shippen! -"These are the parts you get fired for" Hahaha!
maskdance •Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Awesome! If there are subtitles that will be perfect.