Inside The Track #26 – TCHAD BLAKE
THE KILLS – “HEART OF A DOG”
The boldly creative mixer Tchad Blake returns! Join him in the studio for an exploration of his fully ITB mix session of the imaginative rock song ‘Heart of a Dog’ by The Kills. Tchad introduces the project, plays the rough mix he received, compares it to his final mix, and shows you exactly how he got there. Watch him navigate the expansive multi-track session to hear the many raw audio tracks, then see how he combines and intuitively processes them to impart his notable signature sound on the record.
Tchad reveals his approach, signal chains and template with a selection of his favourite plug-ins and an instinctive workflow. You’ll see his parameter settings and hear his commentary on various topics including sound field enhancement, modulation, drastic effects, tape emulation, distortion, harmonic excitement, EQ, compression, multi-band limiting, and much more!
ABOUT TCHAD BLAKE
Tchad Blake has an impressive discography, having worked with numerous artists and musicians, including Arctic Monkeys, State Radio, Apartment 26, Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel, Pearl Jam, Tom Waits, Sheryl Crow, Crowded House, Tracy Chapman, The Dandy Warhols, The Black Keys, U2, and The Pretenders, amongst many others Blake to date has won five Grammy Awards, including Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and Best Rock Album for Sheryl Crow’s The Globe Sessions (1998), Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for his work on Suzanne Vega’s Beauty & Crime (2007), and two Grammys for his work with The Black Keys on 2010’s Brothers.
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