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Apollo Artist Sessions Vol. VII: Mick Guzauski & Big Data “New Body”

Mick Guzauski & Big Data

Title “New Body”
Writer Big Data
Recorded and Mixed by Mick Guzauski
Talent Big Data (bass/keys/backing vocals), Zac Colwell (saxophone/keys), Lizy Ryan (vocals), Russell Henson (guitar), Gunnar Olsen (drums/percussion)
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Session Notes

In this Apollo Artist Session, watch Grammy-winning engineer Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk, Pharrell) track and mix Big Data's "New Body" through three Apollo 8p High-Resolution Interfaces at UA's Studio 610 in Scotts Valley, California.


Tracking in real time through UA’s Unison™ mic preamp technology, Guzauski recorded the drums through the Neve® 88RS® Channel Strip Collection and API Vision Channel Strip plug-ins, with the 88RS on toms and overheads and the API Vision on the kick and snare. He tracked the lead vocal through the 610 A plug-in from the UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection.

Plug-Ins Used

Other UAD plug-ins used during mixdown include the Fairchild Tube Limiter, Teletronix LA-2A and 1176 Classic Limiter Collections, Sonnox Oxford EQ and Envolution plug-ins, Precision Limiter and De-Esser, Manley Massive Passive EQ, Marshall Bluesbreaker 1962 Amplifier, and the elysia alpha compressor Collection.


Mics used on the session include a Sennheiser E 901 Boundary Plate, AKG D112, Shure KSM32 and SM57, AKG C4 B Small and C414 XLII, Lewitt DTP 340 TT, and a Josephson C42 FET.

— Mason Hicks

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