Ulrich Wild Releases Galaktikon Mixing Course through Promix Academy
Promix Academy founder & producer/engineer Warren Huart (Ace Frehley, Korn, Aerosmith) has teamed up with esteemed producer Ulrich Wild (Brendon Small/ Dethklok, White Zombie, Deftones) to release a new Promix Academy mixing course detailing Wild’s recent work on Brendon Small’s Galaktikon. This video released on promixacademy.com takes you inside Wild’s studio where he gives an in-depth discussion of the Galaktikon track “Triton” breaking down the instruments while including anecdotes from the recording and production of the album. One quote from the course is “One of the most important things in mixing Is to keep the interest of the listener.. if the song doesn’t grab you in the beginning you’re kind of done with it. So it’s important to keep the interest.”
This educational mixing course is also chock full of insider stories and recording/production insights such as isolating the bass parts of Bryan Beller and drums of Gene Hoglan through Pro-Tools on “Triton.” Wild also explains how they achieved the sound on the track.
Wild and Brendon Small have been working together since Dethklok’s debut album The Dethalbum in 2007 and has worked on all of Small’s albums since. On working with Small, Wild said “Making records with Brendon Small is always entertaining, since he is not only an amazing musician, but also a comedian. He’s a extremely talented, and his approach to songwriting is very orchestral. With this many tracks it can get tedious to get everything sounding tight and precise, especially the brutally fast songs. But the main challenge is finding space in the mix for all the tracks. Making it all fit together like a puzzle is often challenging, but ultimately very satisfying.”
Wild stated the importance of the course as “Now more than ever it’s important to share our knowledge with each other. I started as a runner in a recording studio and worked my way up to engineering and producing. These opportunities a rare now, and learning on the job is much harder to do. Warren fills that void. With his Produce Like A Pro channel we can look over each other’s shoulders and gain valuable insight. That holds true not only for novices, but also old dogs like me. He visits a lot of top notch producers and engineers, and I’m honored he asked me to do this Galaktikon course for Pro Mix Academy.” View an excerpt from the video at Produce Like A Pro and find the purchase link to the full video course including access to the multitrack sessions from the album here.
In addition to his work as a producer and engineer, Huart aims to help people make great music by sharing the knowledge and experience he’s accumulated over his near 30 years in the industry through Produce Like a Pro and ProMix Academy. Huart explains: “I want to demystify the recording process and show that there really isn’t a difference between the ‘professionals’ and home recordists. We all share the same passion for music creation and our aim is to break down barriers and democratize the music industry.”
About Ulrich Wild
Ulrich Wild is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum producer and mixer. He’s known for his work with notable Metal acts Dethklok, Pantera, Static-x, White Zombie, Deftones, and Breaking Benjamin, as well as more eclectic artists like Emilie Autumn, Stolen Babies, and Fiddle Witch and the Demons of Doom. Born and raised in Switzerland, Wild lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. In 2015 he founded WURMgroup, an artist development label, in an effort to find a home and build careers for up and coming artists.
About Warren Huart
Warren Huart is an English record producer, mixer, recording engineer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles. He is known for his hard work ethic, positive attitude and respect for the artist’s vision. He has played a fundamental part in the creation of many platinum-selling albums, and worked with many of today’s most successful artists, such as The Fray, Daniel Powter, Marc Broussard, Trevor Hall, Korn, Better Than Ezra, James Blunt, Matisyahu, Ace Frehley, Aerosmith, Black Veil Brides, and Howie Day. Huart is the owner of Spitfire Studio in Los Angeles, CA and Spitfire Music; a one-stop music licensing house providing music for film and TV. He also owns the DIY YouTube Channel “Produce Like a Pro,” which offers recording tutorials for recording enthusiasts, and has over 100,000 subscribers worldwide.
About Brendon Small’s Galaktikon
Starting to play guitar at a very young age, Small graduated from Berklee College of Music. During his music studies, he discovered his passion for comedy and writing. Just a few years after graduation, Small became the co-creator, writer, voice actor and musician for the highly acclaimed Comedy TV series “Home Movies”, and shortly series Metalocolypse, an Animated show revolving around the fictional band Dethklok. Small not only produced, co-wrote the shows and voiced several characters in these shows, he also composed all music. Metalocalypse and the music of Dethklok was so well received that in 2009, the virtual Metal band received the Gold Gods awards for best international band. Dethklok’s music accompanying the TV show was released on 4 individual albums, which enjoyed major success. While the first album Dethalbum” debuted 21st on Billboard 200, Dethalbum II charted 15th, making it the bestselling Death Metal Album of all time. With his debut solo Album Galaktikon, released f through his personal label BS Records, Small gives his music a twist: While having similar vibe to DethKlok, Galaktikon features more melodic vocals, rock elements and experimental chord progressions. The concept album Galaktikon is meant to be seen as an audio comic book, and tells the story of an intergalactic super hero trying to rescue his ex-wife – Only to find them in the hands of the antagonist.
For More information on Brendon Small please visit www.brendonsmall.com