Composer Paul Dinletir from the trailer company Audio Machine approached me last month after searching for a mixer for their upcoming large scale orchestral release. He called me out of the blue and said” Hey Greg, you don’t know me but I have a project for you if you are interested”. Little did I know at the time, the honor he was about to bestow upon me. In our first conversation he expressed to me that he already had attempted mixing this project twice. After I got the files I saw why. Recorded in Sydney, Australia, this gigantic music required a mass understanding of the genre. He wanted it right, and was unconcerned of how much time it took to achieve his vision.
A dream job for me. Great music, great orchestra, choir and percussion recorded in a great room, with all the time I need to make it as powerful and impactful as possible. To me one of the things that makes this production stand out is massive live percussion recorded in a huge environment. This gave the music such a different feel and size as opposed to using all samples.
When Paul came to my studio for the first playback (witch can be nerve wracking to be honest, with a new client) He turned and said the magic sentence. ” How did you do that?” My answer was “I mix orchestras like I mix rock bands”