Andrew Stone

video Toms with Lee Fields

Toms with Lee Fields

Explore Lee Field’s approach to mic’ing and mixing toms in a drum kit. Focus on the unique challenges and techniques used to bring out the best sounding tom drum. There is a clear distinction between coated and clear heads. This distinction affects EQ, gating, and reverb application. The goal is to achieve a bright, clear tom sound. It should blend seamlessly with the rest of the kit.

video Constructing a Lead Vocal

Constructing a Lead Vocal

Lead vocal processing start to finish.

video Drum Blending with Lee Fields

Drum Blending with Lee Fields

Focus on achieving a balanced and dynamic sounding drum kit with Lee Fields. Discover methods for setting individual drum levels, and integrate them into a cohesive mix. Learn how to make critical adjustments to enhance the overall sound of the kit. This includes using DCAs and verb settings.

video VCA/DCA Overview with Jeff Sandstrom

VCA/DCA Overview with Jeff Sandstrom

Explore the functionalities of VCA’s and DCA’s. They serve a powerful role as tools for controlling groups of faders. They also manage signal flow with precision. Dive into understanding the basics of VCA’s and DCA’s in live sound environments.

video Volume or Pan?

Volume or Pan?

Lee walks through a technique for enhancing the presence and spatial dynamics of lead guitars in your mix. Delve into the strategy of panning lead guitars asymmetrically. This creates a captivating stereo image with a simple yet effective method.

video Toms with Jeff Sandstrom

Toms with Jeff Sandstrom

Dive into refining tom sounds in your mix with Jeff Sandstrom. The goal is to achieve a rich, organic, and resonant tone. Jeff walks through his process of EQ’ing toms. He emphasizes the importance of removing boxiness. He also emphasizes enhancing both the high and low ends to achieve a hi-fi sound. These techniques add depth and texture to the toms, crafting a vibrant, balanced drum sound.