In this pureMix Exclusive tutorial, Grammy Award Winning Mastering Engineer, Brian Lucey, opens the original mastering session for Royal Blood's hit record, "How Did We Get So Dark?" and re-masters it from start to finish; discussing every step of the process from both technical and philosophical points of view, breaking down his workflow in Sequoia, as well as his carefully curated collection of analog mastering gear.
Learn how Brian:
Edits the heads and tails of tracks.
Treats the record as a body of work, creating cohesion from the first track to the last.
Uses corrective linear phase EQ to shape mixes in relation to each other across the span of the record.
Gain stages his analog chain.
Determines the proper balance of low end between Mid and Side information.
Uses his modified Focusrite Blue 315 MkII EQ, Fairman TMEQ (Tube EQ), Elysia Compressor, and Crane Song Hedd to create the tone of the record.
Adds limiting and saturation to add dimension and character to the master.
Establishes artistic consistency both in tone and volume throughout the record.
Compares the demonstrated masters in the video to the original record.
This is a unique chance to learn Brian's personal mastering techniques and watch him work in the flow as he masters one of rock's largest records in the past decade.
Royal Blood are an English rock duo formed in Worthing in 2011. The current lineup consists of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher. They were signed by Warner Chappell Music in 2013 and have since released three studio albums: Royal Blood, How Did We Get So Dark?, and Typhoons.
daniel.boa •Monday, August 8, 2022
jimalxndr •Sunday, October 18, 2020
This is a great tutorial. Lacey is so eloquent and explains broader ideological and musical processes in such a valuable way.
stefan.l •Wednesday, August 26, 2020
The best of the best!!!
marion.b •Monday, April 13, 2020
I've been waiting a long time for the Spanish translation. I don't understand why they take so long ...
carlo maria marchionni •Monday, April 6, 2020
An episode dedicated only to limiting would be interesting. Maybe it already exists :-) I will check more carefully. :-)
seven07sound •Saturday, April 4, 2020
Please Sub. Español.
dobleguz •Thursday, April 2, 2020
por favor subir el video en español. por favor, gracias.
rjferretti •Sunday, February 16, 2020
Best Mastering Tutorial I have watched to date. Finally mastering an entire album instead of just one song. Thank you Brian and Puremix.
hummarstra •Wednesday, January 22, 2020
5 stars but I wish he would have given us a quick run down of his monitors and gear. However, priceless insights from a pro!
TC Hotrod •Friday, January 17, 2020
Great video. Wisdom and great learning time as the first one with Brian Lucey was too.
yael •Thursday, January 16, 2020
Hi, could you translate in French, Fab your origins :p
prula •Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Very interesting! I actually always do a lot of compression in my tracks in the master. I love the subtle changes that make all the difference! Great insights! Thanks Brian
chris.massa •Wednesday, December 4, 2019
I appreciate the insight into the workflow and what Brian is listening to. I like that he actually re-did his steps/walk-thru then compared to the final project.
Elandi •Saturday, November 30, 2019
Traducir al español please !!
fradely •Monday, October 28, 2019
Why this video say Pay-per-view if I am a pro member