Leslie Brathwaite – Rita Ora, David Guetta, Imanbek & Gunna “Big” Inside The Track 69 TUTORIAL

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Leslie Brathwaite – Rita Ora, David Guetta, Imanbek & Gunna “Big” Inside The Track 69 TUTORIAL

Step inside the home studio of Leslie Brathwaite for a walkthrough of how he mixed ‘Big’, the hit collaboration by Rita Ora, David Guetta, Imanbek, and Gunna!In this five-part series, the Grammy-winning engineer explains how the pandemic helped improve his workflow, tells the story of this exciting project, and reveals the techniques he implemented to craft a mix that was so well received by all parties involved. Leslie opens the Pro Tools session with every plug-in deactivated, takes you through the source material, and demonstrates his processing. You’ll see the simple yet effective ‘in the box’ approach taken to bring a high-end production to the next level, using a handful of his favourite tools and placing intuition over technicalities. In addition, Braithwaite discusses other aspects of his job with regards to communication, psychology, and more!

PART 1
00:20:42
Workflow evolution, mixing spaces, equipment, room correction, reference material, project background

PART 2
00:25:44
Chain of command, respecting the demo, gear vs. craft, artist research, production session, vocal treatment

PART 3
00:19:02
EQ, automation, clean version, kick, bass, claps, low-end resonance, transient design, compression

PART 4
00:15:53
Minimalist approach to processing, ear candy, production, effects, groove, rhythm, mixing quickly

PART 5
00:24:27
Dealing with pressure, trusting fundamentals, resting, “audio illusions”, ego, understanding artists

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