CreativeLive Music & Audio has announced its next live streaming audio production workshop, “Fix it in the Mix,” to be hosted by Converge guitarist and Godcity Studios founder, Kurt Ballou, on Nov. 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PST / 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST. “Fix it in the Mix” will explore organic approaches to recovering and enhancing the natural tones from original performances without replacing drums with samples and re-amping guitars. Ballou will demonstrate how to think outside of the box to come up with creative solutions to audio restoration problems every engineer has faced.
Upcoming instructor Ballou is the brains behind Boston’s Godcity Studios. A prolific producer in metal/hardcore/punk, he’s worked with bands including everyone from Champion and Have Heart to Kvelertak, Cave In and Nails. He also plays guitar in Converge, one of the most influential hardcore bands of the past two decades (currently on their eighth album).
“Obviously sample replacement of drums and re-amping of guitars can be effective ways to revive sub-par recordings, but they can also homogenize the uniqueness of the original tracks,” commented Ballou. “In this class, I'll explore organic approaches to turn your tracks from trashy to classy.”
For more information and to enroll for “Fix it in the Mix” for free, visit creativelive.com.