Mix Deconstruction: Closure
For String Orchestra
Welcome to the mix deconstruction of "Closure" by John Konsolakis.
It is a slow paced and evocative piece which features several string libraries.
Here's what you will get:
- Over 1 hour of video content.
- Insight on balancing, EQing and Dynamic EQ for various string libraries (CSS,CSSS,Albion).
- Learn how to make sample strings more spacious and lush.
- Insight about reverbs for strings, solo strings (incl. special effect reverbs).
- Various tips and tricks for enhancing strings (For example, how to create the most effective sub bass)
- Tips and tricks for panning different libraries to create a coherent image.
- Tips on using the latest plugins for orchestral mixing (Precedence, Gullfoss...).
Joël Dollié is a zealous sound engineer who has been in love with music since he was 7. Growing up in Cournonsec, a small town of 3000 inhabitants in France, Joël never envisaged fine-tuning music for Hollywood blockbusters; until he did. Joel has mixed and mastered numerous tracks for trailer publishers, for example: Sonic Symphony or Cavalry music, the company which has produced trailer music for movies like Venom, It, Dunkirk and Logan. He has mixed and mastered demo material for the Spitfire BBC Orchestra library. He has also repeatedly collaborated with Daniel Beijbom, the trailer music composer for Star Wars, Spiderman and other franchises. Joël excels the most in concocting orchestral masterpieces. He mixed and mastered the Mozart symphonies 40 and 41, for the Danube Symphony Orchestra, which were conducted by the great Gavin Fraser. Joël first started tinkering with music at the age of 15, after discovering his innate talent for trailer and orchestral music composition. Soon he realized that in order to truly bring the best out of his music, he would need to mix and master. That’s when he started religiously studying connoisseurs like Alan Meyerson, Tony Maserati and Dave Pensado. After understanding the underlying science and learning how the greats do it, Joël started developing his own (sometimes unconventional) techniques to mix music. Joël recognizes just how gradual (and tiring) the process of becoming a well-educated sound engineer can be.
In order to help change that, he wrote an Amazon-distributed book named “Mixing Modern Orchestral Music”. The book talks about modern ways of processing contemporary orchestral music. It also covers various mixing concepts and methodologies, that can catalyze the learning process for aspiring sound engineers. For the same purpose of educating the novices, he decided to create a comprehensive course about orchestral and trailer music mixing.
Here’s what Joël has to say about the course:
"My goal is to teach people how to mix and master modern orchestral music in a way that wows audiences. I intend to give them useful and up-to-date information which teaches them innovative techniques and approaches to the mixing process. After this course, expect your music to sound massive, and (with a bit of practice) be ready for Hollywood."