Mix Overview Redux

It’s been a few years since I posted a bird’s-eye view of a live mix in progress. Since virtually everything has changed now regarding my live workflow, it felt appropriate to show the new setup.

Other than the actual equipment, preparation and workflow, my mixing style hasn’t changed. As with the previous mix overview post, you may notice that I don’t do a ton of large fader moves during a mix. Consistency is key with the content I’m mixing, so maintaining continuity from song to song and moment to moment is very important to the final product. You can see evidence of this in how subtle a lot of the mix changes actually are.

I’m mixing on a Solid Stage Logic L500+ platform with a remote expander and it’s unbelievably powerful in what it can do and how things can be routed. To help make sense of this, I included an overlay at the beginning of the video to show my input and control faders assignments. In the near future, I’ll make a point to delve into some of the specific features on the SSL that have made it such an ideal mix platform for my style.

Click here to check out the weekend service that this video corresponds with!.

(You can read more about my changeover to a digital platform from analogue in this previous post.)

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Andrew Stone
Production Manager
Andrew Stone is the Production Manager and Audio Director at Church on the Move in Tulsa, OK. His 27 years of touring experience have brought a unique, and sometimes unorthodox, perspective to his approach towards production in the church. He has been a key part of changing the culture behind COTM's live events and he loves sharing his knowledge with other churches. He's been married for 20 years, rarely wears anything but black, and genuinely loves to rock. You can find him on Twitter (@stone_rocks), Instagram (stone.rocks), and is a blog contributor on Seeds, COTM's free resource site.