Jack White & The Raconteurs Reveal New Album Mixing Technique

Jack White & The Raconteurs Reveal New Album Mixing Technique

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Jack White shows us a technique he developed for doing master mixes. The Raconteurs are mixing their new album with Vance Powell at Sputnik Sound. One of their new songs “Shine The Light On Me” is broadcast with an FM transmitter from inside the studio. Outside in the car park, the band listens to the broadcast on an unused FM frequency. (The broadcaster only sends a small powered signal about a distance of a hundred feet or so.) The band uses a walkie talkie to give notes on the mix to the engineer (Vance) back in the control room. This way the artist can mix in real time, and hear exactly what the song sounds like on the radio as well, this time through the amazing sound system of a Tesla Model S. This speeds up the process of mixing greatly and reduces the amount of remixes that occur after artists feel they’ve “got it” in the studio, only to listen in the car on the ride home realizing that the kick drum is too loud!

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Listen to “Sunday Driver” & “Now That You’re Gone” here: http://smarturl.it/racsdoublea

 

The Raconteurs /ˌrækɒnˈtɜːrz/, also known as The Saboteurs in Australia, is an American rock supergroup that was formed in Detroit, Michigan, featuring four musicians associated with earlier musical projects: Jack White (formerly of The White StripesThe Dead Weather, as well as solo), Brendan Benson (solo), Jack Lawrence (of The GreenhornesBlanche and The Dead Weather), and Patrick Keeler (also of The Greenhornes).

On October 8, 2018, Third Man Records announced a deluxe reissue of Consolers of the Lonely through the label’s Vault quarterly subscription service featuring two newly-recorded songs, titled “Sunday Driver” and “Now That You’re Gone,” on an accompanied 7″ vinyl single. Both songs were made available digitally on December 19 and are expected to appear on an as-yet-untitled third LP planned for a 2019 release