Final Mixes

Bruce Swedien, a high profile audio engineer, gave an interview in this month’s Mix magazine. He was talking about his long association with Quincy Jones.

Bruce reflected on the final mixes for Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean. He worked up 91 mixes, all on half-inch tape.

The commercial release was mix number 2. I wonder how long it took to review those 91 mixes and why number 2 made the cut. Bruce gives his view of the mix experience here.

For the Christmas CD project that wraps this week-end, we are using mix number 3. The project goes out to the mastering house on Tuesday. A long session that day so that we can review the masters and do any final touches on the Saturday. The product should be available in early November.

The CD release event has been marked in the calendar for December 1st.

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