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Bob Clearmountain - Mix EngineerBob Clearmountain - Mix EngineerPhoto: Courtesy of Mix With The Masters

Grammy Award-winning engineer Bob Clearmountain details his unique approach to mixing music in Dolby Atmos using an analogue desk.

Show Notes


00:00 - Introduction
00:26 - Mixing In 5:1
04:16 - Setting Up Studio Monitoring
06:24 - Upgrading For Dolby Atmos
08:24 - How To Approach Atmos
11:14 - Placing Sounds
15:25 - Beds And Objects
19:11 - Working From An Analogue Console
23:11 - Using The Centre Speaker
27:23 - Incorporating Plug-in Effects
28:40 - Adding Compression In Surround
34:29 - Checking The Mix
37:21 - Frustrations With Atmos
41:34 - Recommended Listening

Bob Clearmountain - Biog

Bob Clearmountain is an American recording engineer, mixer and record producer. He has worked with many prominent names in music including Bruce Springsteen (mixing Springsteen's Born In The USA and 25 other projects), The Rolling Stones (re-mixes of the singles 'Miss You' and 'Out Of Tears' ) as well as their Tattoo You album amongst over 20 album, movie and concert video projects, Bryan Adams (producing and/or mixing nearly all of his albums since 1983), Robbie Williams, Huey Lewis & The News, Toto, Bon Jovi (These Days, Crush, Bounce), Simple Minds, The Pretenders, David Bowie, Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry, INXS and 235 other artists! Bob has released his own signature plug-ins with audio hardware and software manufacturer Apogee Electronics.

Apogee Digital - Biog

Apogee originally made their name with special anti-aliasing filters that solved many of the early problems associated with digital audio. Later, Apogee’s complete conversion systems pushed the envelope of digital audio quality and established Apogee as a key innovator in the field of professional digital audio. Today, Apogee converters and audio interfaces are regarded as the reference standard in the audio industry.

Products such as Symphony I/O, Big Ben, Ensemble and Duet all set the benchmark by which digital audio recording hardware is judged. Now with their latest products JAM and MiC, designed especially for Apple’s iPad, iPhone and GarageBand software, Apogee continues to be at the forefront of recording technology. Apogee’s mission is to build products that offer ultimate sound quality and innovative design to all music creators from the aspiring artist to the discerning audio professional.

SOS Editor In Chief Sam InglisInterviewer: Sam Inglis - Biog

Editor In Chief Sam Inglis has been with Sound On Sound for more than 20 years. He is a recording engineer, producer, songwriter and folk musician who studies the traditional songs of England and Scotland, and is the author of two books: Neil Young's Harvest (Bloomsbury, 2003) and Teach Yourself Songwriting (Hodder, 2006).


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