DRUM RECORDING FOUNDATIONS

with Multi-Grammy Winner 

J.J. Blair

LEARN THE SECRETS OF A WORLD-CLASS ENGINEER

DRUM RECORDING
FOUNDATIONS

With Multi-Grammy Winning Wngineer

J.J. Blair

LEARN THE SECRETS OF A WOLRD-CLASS ENGINEER

MEET YOUR MENTOR:

J.J. Blair

J.J. Blair has been one of the most sought-after engineers and producers in the world for decades:

Working with a wide array of legendary artists in multiple genres, his engineering was part of the success of artists like Melissa Etheridge, Smokey Robinson,  Jeff Beck, The Black Eyed Peas,  Johnny Cash, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, Weezer and MANY more.

Most famously, J.J. produced and mixed the Grammy winning record “Press On,” by June Carter Cash, engineered on the Grammy winning and #1 Billboard Hot 100 record “Great American Song Book vol. 3,” by Rod Stewart, as well as engineering on P. Diddy’s #1 hit “All About the Benjamins.”

j.j. blair
j.j. blair

J.J. Blair

J.J. Blair has been one of the most sought-after engineers and producers in the world for decades:

Working with a wide array of legendary artists in multiple genres, his engineering was part of the success of artists like Melissa Etheridge, Smokey Robinson, Jeff Beck, The Black Eyed Peas,  Johnny Cash, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, Weezer and MANY more.

Most famously, J.J. produced and mixed the Grammy winning record “Press On,” by June Carter Cash, engineered on the Grammy winning and #1 Billboard Hot 100 record “Great American Song Book vol. 3,” by Rod Stewart, as well as engineering on P. Diddy’s #1 hit “All About the Benjamins.”

Look Inside The Mind Of A Multi-Grammy Winning Engineer – Take Your Drum Recordings To The Next Level

If you’ve been recording for a while, you’ll know that drum recording is one of the most challenging aspects of making a record. – There are simply so many variables and approaches!

However once you master it, it is also the ONE area where you can truely stand out and make a name for yourself as an engineer.

If you’ve been looking to step up your drum recording chops, we might just have the perfect mentor for you:

J.J. Blair has engineered and produced records for artists like Rod Stewart, Johnny Cash, Melissa Etheridge, Smokey Robinson, Weezer, Kelly Clarkson and many more. If you have listened to any of these records, you’ll know that his drum recordings are second to none!

But how does he achieve these outstanding tones? What’s his thought process when selecting the perfect setup for each song?

This course will give you the answer!

Get inside J.J.’s mind and understand his complete drum recording process:

1. Mindset & Phsychology of Recording Drums

2. Use Phase to your advantage (This chapter actually blew my mind. I thought I understood phase – turns out I dind’t!)

3. Treating your room to achieve the sound you’re looking for

4. Microphone Choice & Placement

5. Micing Techniques

6. Signal-Chain & Processing (Preamps, Compressors, EQs & more)

The best part about this course is that J.J. Blair is not only an outstanding engineer. He’s also a fantastic teacher who is able to explain things in a very concise and easy-to-understand manner.

So what are you waiting for?

One of the best engineers in the world is looking to let you in on his secrets!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Understand the Mindset & Psychology of Drum Recording

One aspect which is often overlooked is the thought process behind drum recording. However, this is absolutely crucial to making a record successful!

For example, a technically ‘perfect’ drum recording might not be the right approach for a Punk record at all. – And frankly, might bore the crap out of your listeners! 😉

Get inside the mind of a world-class engineer and understand how to cherrypick the right techniques for every song, so you can take the production to the next level.

 

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Microphone placement drum recording

Achieve Huge Sounds With Impeccable Microphone Placement:

Microphone placement might be the most complicated part of Drum Recording. Sometimes even moving a mic by just 1 inch can make the difference between a crisp and clear sound or a washed out mess.

On top of that, you may have to change your approach, depending on the mics you have at your disposal and which genre or sound you’re looking for.

This course will clear up the confusion and teach you the techniques you need to achieve outstanding tones: From overhead and room micing, to finding the sweetspot for individual drum mics and more.

Use Phase To Your Advantage

I’m sure you’ve all read more than one article about phase and are confident that you’ve grasped the concept.
Well… so was I!

But let me tell you: I’ve never found a more comprehensive and eye-opening explanation on Phase than in this course!

I’m serious: this chapter alone could take your recordings to a whole new level and is worth the price of admission.

Understand phase drum recording
Microphone types drum recording

Choose The Perfect Mics For The Song

Microphone choice has a major impact on your sound. Selecting the right mics could make
the difference between having to spend HOURS tweaking your drum sound in the mix vs. making one or two simple tweaks to end up with a great result.

J.J. explains the differences between various types of microphones (Dynamic, Condenser, Ribbon, Tube) and as patterns (Omni, Figure 8, Cardioid) and shows you the best applications in a recording session.

Signal Chain & Processing

Sit in on a recording session with J.J. and Drummer Jimmy Paxson Jr. (Stevie Nicks, Stanley Clark, Dixie Chicks, Ben Harper).

Watch as J.J. dials in his Preamp-, Compression- and EQ- settings for each mic and balances out the kit step by step.

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to capture drums that sound so good, all you’ll have to do  in the mix is pull up the faders – and you’re done!

Signal Chain & processing

Download All Of The Multitracks

We’re including all multitracks of J.J.’s session with Jimmy Paxon Jr. with this course, so you can study each track individually, as well as understand how they all work together to form a massive drum sound.

TAKE YOUR DRUM RECORDINGS TO THE NEXT LEVEL:

ENDORSED BY LEGENDS AND PROS ALIKE

JOE PERRY_Pro Mix Academy
 

JOE PERRY

Guitarist – Aerosmith

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JACK DOUGLAS

Legendary Producer

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ISAAC SLADE

Singer/Songwriter The Fray

WHAT IF THIS COURSE DOESN’T WORK FOR ME?

When trying something new, there’s always risk involved. But the bigger risk is often NOT doing anything at all.
Even the best engineers keep learning new things and evolve on a daily basis – it’s THAT important!

And in the end, all you really care about is your music, right?

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from one of the best Recording Engineers in the industry.

So I ask you: What is the bigger risk? Not taking this course and having your recordings stagnate over the next months, or spending a few bucks to learn new concepts that could change your music forever?

However, I want to make 100% sure that you can only gain from this purchase. So I’m including a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee for you! You can take this full course right now, and if it doesn’t help you take your masters to the next level you’ll get a full refund, no harm done. You can even keep the files.

So don’t hesitate and take this course now and see your music develop!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Mixing Pop is a collection of downloadable zip files. These downloads are yours for life! We are working on a streaming solution for future release. We will contact you via email once the members area launches.

If you have any issues at all please contact us to support@promixacademy.com and we’ll get you taken care of right away!

Absolutely. We’ve included all multitracks for your mixing pleasure!

No way! While we do use Pro Tools, in today’s world of DAW’s, there is no “correct” choice. The concepts and techniques that we teach will apply to any major DAW like Logic, Cubase, Reaper, Fruity Loops, Studio One and other similar platforms. All of these DAWs have fantastic capabilities, which allow you to capture great recordings.

HAVE A QUESTION?

Feel free to email us with any questions.