If closing 2016 with one of Gojira‘s biggest tracks, “Toxic Garbage Island”, wasn’t a clear enough indicator for subscribers, take it from NTM creators Joey Sturgis, Joel Wanasek and Eyal Levi themselves – 2017 is gearing up to be a standout year for NAIL THE MIX.
features buzzworthy producer and From First To Last
guitarist Taylor Larson – who has worked with the likes of Periphery
, I See Stars, Memphis May Fire
, Veil of Maya
, Darkest Hour
, Sky Eats Airplane
, Capture The Crown, Life On Repeat
and others – teaching a livestreaming class offering a complete walkthrough of how he mixed guitar shredder Jason Richardson
‘s (formerly of All Shall Perish
, Born of Osiris
and Chelsea Grin
) massive new song
“Fragments”. Download the multi-tracks today, then join Taylor Larson for the live stream on January 29.
Larson gives an idea of what to expect from his NTM class: “I’m really excited to do NAIL THE MIX. Jason Richardson‘s record was a really tough one, so I feel like there is a lot to be learned there. I’m going to go through what I had, and explain to you my mindset behind it. Also, since I’ve progressed between when I mixed this and now, I’ll probably try a couple of new things! I’m a little scared to re-open the session, but it’s going to be fun!”
“Fragments” can be found on Jason Richardson‘s latest album, I, released last summer. Supporting Richardson’s razor sharp performance and Larson’s booming production on the track is Lukas Magyar of Veil of Maya, Mark Holcomb of Periphery and Luke Holland (formerly of The Word Alive) – solidifying the track as one of the biggest modern progressive metal anthems of the past year.
Larson gives some insight into his mixing process on “Fragments”: “What’s unique about Jason’s mix is that it’s literally the most demanding style of music to mix. Literally the hardest thing to do. I also didn’t want to keep things simple. I wanted to challenge myself. Especially on guitars. From blending three different guitar tones per side, and using all different gear (which I’ll explain in the stream) to mixing tons of layers programming, and guitar parts. To be able to find the space to accomplish what I wanted was an insane task.”
NAIL THE MIX‘s Eyal Levi states,“Great source tones are a huge part of nailing an amazing sounding mix, and you’re not going to get source tones much better than these Jason Richardson tracks. Jason, and the rest of the song’s lineup – Mark Holcomb, Luke Holland, and Lukas Magryar -are as good as it gets from the younger generation of metal musicians. These are the Yngwies and Gene Hoglans of the below-30 crowd. Add Taylor Larson leading the way on the mix and you have the bar set about as high as it can go. If you’re looking to up your metal production and mixing game, this one is a no brainer.”
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+ Get Access to the Session & Taylor Larson’s Livestreaming Mixing Class
In addition to receiving the raw multi-tracks of “Fragments,” those who get access to January’s NTM
class can take part in a user-judged mix competition with prizes from Joey Sturgis Tones. Select subscriber mixes will be chosen for airing on NAIL THE MIX
‘s sister podcast, URM Podcast
, as part of their “MixCritMonday” series.