I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Dream on many occasions, and I was thrilled when the band asked me to mix three songs for their debut full-length Trash Hit.
Mr. Dream drummer/producer Nick Sylvester tracked the record masterfully, capturing vivid guitar, drum and bass tones with some of my favorite microphones. For album standout "Unfinished Business" I applied minimal processing, using some compression and subtle room reverb to bring out the texture and space of the individual tracks.
I took a more aggressive approach with "Croquet," heavily compressing the stereo drum room mics and bringing up the bass DI front and center. To make the guitar blasts more pronounced, I ran a spare scratch guitar track through an emulated Digitech Whammy pedal.
Trash Hit was mastered by Joe Lambert, and was released on March 1st, 2011.
An EP by Brooklyn instrumental rock band BELLS≥. I produced, engineered and mixed.
An album by the Capstan Shafts. I produced, mixed, and played drums.
The second EP by Brooklyn's Mr. Dream. I mixed two songs.