It’s always fun to see how great mixers do their thing. The fact of the matter is, no two mixers do the same thing, and no two mixes will ever sound the same, but the journey to get there is always fascinating and there’s always something new to learn. In this video, Grammy-winning mixer Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk, Michael Jackson, Pharell, Mariah Carey, Chairlift among many others) deconstructs a mix of “Cloud 9” by Jamiroquai.
Take notice Mick’s use of VCA groups and effects. Another thing is that Mick is very gentle with compression and EQ, and as a result, his mixes are also incredibly clean. It’s fun to watch a master at work!