Monday, December 21, 2015

Mix Monday: Alison Hinds "PARADE"

Parade is the latest single by the Soca Queen Alison Hinds. It was written by Jason Bishop, produced by De Red Boyz and mixed by Andrew Denny and myself. Produced by radio personality DJ DLife and Spark Media the video was shot at the Labor Day Parade on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn New York and captures the energy and "vibes" of the annual mega event.

Here's the video:

I often mix FOH for Alison's live shows and wanted to emulate that live natural energy for the mix of Parade so I used various plugins to enhance the tracks. 

On the drums:

 I used a parallel buss and placed the following plugins on the inserts and blended it back in with the main drums.

UAD SPL® Transient Designer Plug-In (1st insert)

MH Channelstrip (2nd insert)

On bass:

Brainworx bx_opto  (1st insert)

UAD Neve 88RS Channel Strip  (2nd insert)

On Synths:

UAD SSL E Series Channel Strip Plug-In

On Guitars:

On Vocals:

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