Gabs believes in capturing the sound that the artist and producer are hearing, right there in the room.
Gabs has learned his craft on analog equipment from hooking up mixing consoles to two track machines as a teenager to his first 4 track multitrack machine in the 1990’s.
He then embraced the digital revolution by getting his first protools rig in the year 2000 but kept going back to his analog roots, working on consoles by Sountracs, Amek, Neotek and SSL.
He is still a fan of tape recording for some projects and is a meticulous but intrepid user of various mixing techniques.
I strive to get the sound the artist and producer envisage and what suits the song best. I am a fan of analog recording but also embrace the best that digital has to offer.
I will mix your project following your vision and directions. I will then pass on the track to you for revision (email or FTTP correspondence for overseas or interstate clients). Upon revision you will give me the changes you desire and I will create a new mix update and we will go back and forth within logical reason until you are satisfied with the results.
There are two ways I work depending on the project at hand.
Full in the box (easier to make changes, especially for interstate or overseas artists, not in the room with me)
Mixing OTB (on the board) I will mix a hybrid system running protools through a console.
If I am contracted as a producer then I will work hard and very close with the artist on pre-production, looking at song structures, tempos, orchestration, arrangements and work the best plan to track, edit and mix in the most cost effective time frame, without jeopardizing the quality of the project.
My set up
Apple iMac Pro and MacBook Pro computers running Pro Tools Ultimate software and Logic ProX
Focusrite RED 8Pre interface (8)
DAV BG8 pre's (8)
Midas XL48 pre's (8)
Manley Langevin Dual Vocal Combo
Controller and Console
Slate Raven MTI Mixer.
Sountracs CM4400 console (16)
Neumann KH310A Monitors, Tannoy Reveal active monitors and Avantone Cubes monitors.
Sennheiser HD600, HD25 and HD 280Pro headphones
2x AKG C414 XLS Matched
2x Neumann U89
2x Sennheiser MKH8020 omni
2x Sennheiser MKH8040 cardioid
1x Sennheiser MKH30 Figure 8
1x JZ Mic BH1
1x JZ Mic V11
2x Line Audio OM1 omni
2x Line Audio CM3 cardioid pair
2x lewitt lct 340 with interchangeable cardioid and omni capsules
1x ADK A51cardioid
1x ADK SC 1
1x Joe Meek JM27
1x AEA R88A stereo Ribbon mic
1x NUDE Stereo Ribbon
1x Beyer Dynamic M88
2x Sennheiser MD421
1x Sennheiser MD441
1x Sennheiser e906
1x Heil PR30
1x AKG D880
1x Shure SM57
1x Lewitt DTP 640 REX
1x Lewitt MTP 440 DM
3x Lewitt DTP 340 TT
1x DrAlien Alien8 Figure 8 dynamic microphone
1x DrAlien Dirt Mic
Korg Triton 61
Novation 61 Impulse
Takamine MP15C acoustic GTR
Fender 50th Annyversary American Deluxe Strat GTR
Fender Hearthfield GTR
Alhambra classical GTR
Custom Made Hollow body Telecaster copy with 3 Kidman pickups and Custom made ASH GTR
Peavey Classic 30 Amp
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Wizard Tone Studios
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House of SAP
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Protools HD Native running Pro Tools HD Ultimate
Logic Pro X
Native Instruments Komplete 13 Ultimate CE
Celemony Melodyne studio 5
Izotope Everything bundle
Slate Trigger 2 and everything bundle
HOFA IQ Bundle
Klamheln MJUC, VUMT and SDRR
Waves Horizon, Manny Marroquin, One Knob bundle, CLA, Center, Abbey Road, etc.
BX Focusrite, SSL E, SSL J, etc.
Eventide Split EQ