Had the thrill of handlong vocal editing and mixing on this new track by Bass Adjustment. Enjoy!
It’s always exciting to mix a new J-Pop project. Often times I get called in to mix an artists singles.. but there is something that feels quite rewarding when I get tapped to mix a large chunk of an album. This is the case with SHINee’s new J-Pop album “DxDxD”. They called me to mix several singles as well as several album cuts for the record. The songs I mixed included:
~ DxDxD (the title track)
~ BOYS WILL BE BOYS
~ Your Number
~ Good Good Feeling
Watching the fans go wild with reaction videos and forum posts not to mention seeing the crazy number of views the official videos get is really motivating. Just so you everyone can get a grasp on the massive nature of their shows, I’ve included a couple videos of them from their sold out stadium tours below.. yeah.. STADIUMS… and they continue to sell out more and more!
I’m thrilled to be a part of creating something which moves so many…it keeps me hungry for more! Enjoy some of the videos below:
FROM THEIR TOKYO DOME CONCERT: (SONGS I MIXED)
MUSIC VIDEOS FROM THIS ALBUM: (SONGS I MIXED)
It feels really good to see Billboard rank “Catch Me If You Can” by Girl’s Generation the “most watched K-Pop video” for the month of April 2015… I know.. just one month.. but it feels good to see my work reaching so many people! At nearly 15 Million views in 30 days… it seems some others are feeling pretty good about it too!
Released in Korea and Japan simultaneously, this album is one of the first major mixes I’ve done for the K-Pop market. It was a blast!
Even with BIGBANG’s last-minute push to snatch No. 1, Girls’ Generation wound up with YouTube’s top-viewed K-pop video for last month.
The girls group’s Korean version of new Japanese single “Catch Me If You Can”was both April’s top watched K-pop vid in America and around the world on YouTube. It’s the first video from the group since February 2014’s “Mr.Mr.,” which was also No. 1 on both rankings that month.
Most Popular K-Pop Videos
GG at No. 1 on the American-based chart marks the fourth consecutive month at the top for their label, SM Entertainment. The agency has ruled the U.S. list every month in 2015 following SHINee‘s Jonghyun (January), f(x)‘s Amber (February) and Red Velvet (March). 4Minute broke their streak in the international ranking by snatching the most-viewed title in February.
Both of the aforementioned beat out BIGBANG who looked hungry to steal the top slots with “Loser” and “Bae Bae,” which landed at the third and fourth slots, respectively. Both vids were released at 10:00am EST on April 30, meaning the group still ranked rather high with mere hours’ worth of views. The quintet is set to release new music at the top of every month until the September release of their Made album. The time difference between South Korea and America (the latter time zone is what YouTube considers for the cut-off for these rankings) means BIGBANG will have to rack up a remarkable amount of views are a remarkably fast speed if they want to top a monthly list.
Another act falling into a time crunch is newcomer boy band BTS. Their “I Need U” vid dropped on April 29, giving the band a little more than a day to rack up views. The effort landed at No. 9 on the U.S. ranking, but just missed the global ranking, ultimately landing at No. 11.
Tragedy is not a strong enough word to convey the trauma and heartache being experienced in Haiti right now. In tradgic times the human spirit is tested and peoples ability to pull together is exercised. The horrific images which pour out of Haiti daily also tell of the strength of the Haitian people. Their resolve to help their fellow citizens when they themselves have lost everything is something which is at once inspiring and motivating. It is hard to imagine losing everything and everyone you love in an instant… but that is exactly what they are experiencing right now. Each of us has heard the call to pledge our support for Haiti. The world is answering the call and slowly aid and relief is beginning to pour into Haiti. As I watched all this taking place I felt powerless to do something more significant. I am not a doctor, an aid worker, or independently wealthy. It was then that I received a call from my friend Bellringer. He had recorded a song for Haitian relief and he needed my help mixing, mastering and posting it. Of course I jumped at the opportunity. It is often easy to forget that each of us possesses gifts and talents which go far beyond our pocket books. If we all seek to apply our talents and expertise to addressing these challenges and ills that afflict the world how much more we could do! Anyway… I just wanted to share what I felt privileged to work on… It was a labor of love… and hopefully in some small way it can help make a lasting difference to our brothers and sisters in Haiti. Please Click below for more info, to see the video and download the song…
Why mixing with crap monitoring and getting crap results
will make you believe you are a crap engineer… and how to fix it.
Let me start off by saying that I feel blessed to be working in a field that I am passionate about… and right now given the economy I feel glad I am working at all. Part of the process of working freelance is that every job is different. Different projects, different people, different studios. This can be quite exciting… but part of the challenge that comes along with working in different studios is that sometimes I find myself walking into an acoustic nightmare… mind you this is not every unfamiliar room I go into… many times I am surprised to find a fabulous room that I didn’t know about. When I find great rooms I add them to my list of “places I would like to work”.. but too often I find myself in a room that lacks of any real sense of acoustic treatment… It may look good… but sound is what counts. A studio will never tell you that its mix room sucks… that would mean less booking… and… you get the idea.