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Mixing, Recording, and Producing Techniques of the Pros, Second Edition by Rick Clark

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Chapter 6. Cue Mixes

Cue Mixes

Brian Ahern at Easter Island Surround. Row 2: Brian Ahern, Andrew Mendelson (owner/chief mastering engineer of Georgetown Masters), Doug Beal at Georgetown Masters / The McIntosh 275 amp used for headphones. Row 3: Emmylou Harris playing guitar for mic shoot-out between Neumann M 50s and Blue Bottle mics with capsules that emulate the M 50. Photos by Rick Clark.

Anyone who has ever recorded in a studio knows how crucial the proper headphone or monitor mix is to a good performance. For someone cutting on the floor, an unbalanced or distorted mix can blow the vibe of a session. Inheriting a bad set of phones will sometimes be enough ...

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