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Tracking & Mixing with Outboard Gear

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Thanks + Credits

Kris Crummett

Tracking & Mixing with Outboard Gear

Kris Crummett

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Lesson Info

9. Thanks + Credits

Lesson Info

Thanks + Credits

We've had a full day it's really been impressive to see all the different effects and the tools that chris uses his outboard year that he's brought himself from portland, so we're very excited to get in this final segment, but we have some thank you's to say before we do get into it because a lot of people helped to make this thing happen, so I'd like to say thank you to a few of those folks, first of all, to rise records and issues whose songs were using as examples throughout these courses it's been really helpful to have them because these air these air tracks that chris actually worked on himself, and so we've been able to give those examples and show a real world example of what to do with with your gear. So thank you very much to rise and two issues big. Thank you to the crash engine as well, which is chris's. Chris is banned for supplying samples as well. Very helpful to have thank you to them. Check him out at facebook. Dot com slash the crash engine on dh they have a new video...

out that is on video, so check that out as well big thank you to you guys at home, the creative life audience has been wonderful to have you as ah support out there and asking questions and being just involved and engaged in this course excited about what's been teaching we this is why we do it and you guys are the ones that actually support us and make it so that we can do this and continue to bring people like chris here to teach subjects that you want to learn. So I want to say a personal thank you to everybody out there for making this whole thing possible really appreciate it. Thank you as well to the crew. Obviously the crew here does an amazing job with anything that we throw at them and they do it with a smile on their face. They are a delight to work with, and I really appreciate all the work that they put into these the's courses and making them happen smoothly and easily big thanks to all the guys in the booth and to our producers on this one as well. Hughes, thanks to the creative in studio audience, you folks sitting on this couch as I've told them a couple different times, you guys have been really cool to hang out with it's been great to have you here? Questions have been spot on and just really helpful, so thank you guys for taking the time to be here and to be dedicated to wanting to learn your craft that's really awesome thank you and of course the biggest things go teo the man himself chris krumm it again this is a subject that could be very difficult to learn it could be subjects that are not necessarily easily conveyed to somebody else, but as one of the folks behind the scenes that I was talking to said it's not like you're sitting in a lecture hall it's not like we're sitting and just being taught some esoteric theory you're teaching this as though you're just training somebody new in your studio or somebody that you're bringing in and want to teach howto actually do all this work and that is really a talent and it's a skill and we really appreciate you having put the work in that has allowed you to teach us that way so think of it and it's been fun to work with you as well working with you guys no problem I love doing it so you get thanks for having me here. Absolutely of course and if you guys want to see more of chris in the future and I don't even know if he's heard this before but I want you to go to creative life dot com slash suggest and there's a form there that you can go to fill out on let us know if you want chris back and what you would like to have him teach in the future because I I would love to hear more from you on again. I don't know if I'm putting him on the spot here. But again, it's been awesome to work with you and so wonderful.

Class Description

Pairing outboard gear with your digital set-up is a sure-fire way to get a professional-grade audio recording. In Tracking & Mixing with Outboard Gear, Kris Crummet will show you how adding some basic analog gear to your recording toolbox will lend pro-level character and depth to your mixes.

Outboard gear adds analog warmth and punchiness to a mix that simply can’t be replicated by software. If you’re an at-home producer who wants to add a little more sonic flavor than you can get in the box, you’ll need to incorporate outboard gear into your recording process. In Tracking & Mixing with Outboard Gear, you’ll learn analog gear basics from the guy who has produced some of this generation’s most dynamic rock/post-hardcore bands including; Sleeping With Sirens, Dance Gavin Dance, Alesana, Issues and more.

If you want to learn how to warm up your tracks with outboard gear, watch Tracking & Mixing with Outboard Gear and get an inside look at Kris Crummet’s approach to audio production.



OK I bought this course to watch at my leisure. Lots of Respect for Kris - if you go to his personal website, his experience and track record (no pun!) is impressive. Clearly he knows his stuff and has developed a very efficient way of working. I am a singer songwriter in the UK with many years of experience playing live. I have my own project studio (Pro Tools 11, lots of vintage hardware, UAD, Avalon, Tube Tech etc) and all the software plug ins, virtual instruments. Also a comprehensive guitar collection, acoustics, electrics, keyboards, DW drums etc. My problem is this. here again is a well organised Creative Live presentation with a competent presenter, but the content is inappropriate for the majority of viewers. Like many people watching this stuff, I find the material used to demonstrate the techniques is awful. Grahame Cochrane is the same - over produced American soft rock which has absolutely no musical or creative merit. This 'music' isn't going to stand the test of time and will be gone within a year. I understand that the material isn't Kris's personal stuff, but he says he likes it and I'm sure he does. But what your listeners want to hear is how to produce recordings which have space and clarity. Listen to Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mark Knopfler, Ry Cooder, Dylan, Van Morrison - these artist's recordings are the ones to emulate! So please, can we kick out the over compressed X Factor style stuff and get back to basics? Show us how to get quality sounds and how to create space in a mix. Its the natural sounding music which will be with us in 50 year's time - just like the Motown stuff is now. No doubt there is a whole generation out there who think this sort of material has credibility, but I have to tell you it has almost no musical or creative merit, and I for one don't need to know how its produced.


This was the single most helpful source of information for improving my mixing that I have ever come across. I loved it and i know everybody else here will too. Buy it so this man can come back again

a Creativelive Student

Awesome course, super relevant as Issues is my favourite band and as a producer/engineer I aspire to their tone, the drum mixing was especially great, just a shame that there was no mention of electric guitar mixing