EP 53: How To Use Analog Summing (With Jack Shirley)


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Jack Shirley is a record producer, engineer, and musician from the Bay Area best known for his work with artists such as Deafheaven, Jeff Rosenstock, Loma Prieta, and more. He is the owner of The Atomic Garden Studio, located in Oakland, California, where he approaches his productions with a very DIY attitude, combined with a love of analog gear.


  • How to use saturation in your mixes and find the perfect between having too much vs. not enough
  • Why Jack prefers to mix in analog
  • How to capture a band’s true sound without getting in their way
  • Applying EQ and compression during the recording stage
  • How to record live off the floor
  • Analog summing: What is it? What are the advantages? What’s the difference between active and passive summing?

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