Chris Lorde-Alge Remixing ‘Welcome to the Black Parade’ by My Chemical Romance TUTORIAL
Step inside Chris Lord-Alge’s impressive studio ‘Mix L.A.’ to observe the legendary mix engineer at work! In this five-part instalment, CLA remixes the multiple award-winning rock anthem ‘Welcome to the Black Parade’ by My Chemical Romance.
Despite his ability to achieve top-class results working ‘in the box’, Chris tackles this ambitious project in his favourite way – all analog! Making the most of his SSL 4000 console and enviable collection of gear, the Grammy winner demonstrates his workflow using only hardware processing.
Throughout the course of this series, you’ll get an up-close view of CLA’s movements at the console, outboard units, and Pro Tools, which is used primarily for playback and print. Chris reveals his choice of equipment and settings to enhance the raw signals of voice, drums, bass, guitars, horns, organ, piano, and more.
Enjoy a detailed look at how this true master takes the record from A to Z, conveying the efficient and impulsive approach he is so highly respected for!
Session setup, track count reduction, console, equipment overview, raw material, static balance, VCAs
Rhythm section EQ, effects sends, guitars, horns, vocals, delay time, normalisation, distortion check
Reverb units, application to vocals & drums, phase check, inserts, parallel EQ & compression, mix chain
Automation pass, workflow preferences, punching in, muting, clip gain, fade out
Fine tuning, mix print, listening through