Much of my recent July was spent recording and mixing a Christopher Young score for the Disney film “When In Rome”.
Looking for a fresh style of recording and mixing on this project, Chris’s music editor, Tom Milano, assembled a blind test of finished tracks from a handful of mixers in the industry (myself included) in the hope of determining who should be involved in this particular score. Having never met Chris or Tom previously, I was honored at being included in this test, let alone being chosen by Chris for the job.
The recording of the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra was done at the legendary Warner Bros. Eastwood Scoring Stage w/ mixing being attended to in Capitol Records Studio C.
It’s always a great and wonderful challenge, trying to accommodate a new client’s taste. Obvious was their desire for my knowledge of width and depth in recording orchestras. I set up the room simply as wide as it would go – not clustering the symphony around the conductor and utilized my ever-being refined “Imagery Technique”.
Morale is high on this project and everyone seems to be very pleased with the results – not least of whom are the dubbing mixers. The mixes are very wide, leaving a great deal of room left in the center for dialogue.
I personally was pleased with the final mix on the dubstage as the music was played quite loud at times. Kudos to the dubbing mixers.