Episode 2 – Mike Eckes

Welcome back!! In today’s episode we talk to Recording/Mixing Engineer Mike Eckes. We go over his favorite mic techniques, mixing tips, and experiences while working as an Engineer at NRG Recording Studios all while throwing back a couple brews.

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Enjoy!!!

Signal Chain

For this episode, I use the GLS ES 57 along with the Fethead. From there we go into the Red 8Pre then out to the JDK Audio R24 EQ and then into the ART PRO VLA II. Mike was using his Sony C38B Condenser Mic, into the Red 8Pre to the JDK Audio R24 EQ then to the ART PRO VLA II. Here is the signal path:

Louie:

ES 57 > Fethead > Red 8Pre > JDK Audio R24 EQ > ART PRO VLA II > Pro Tools > Burl B2 Bomber > Pro Tools

Mike:

Sony C38B > Red 8Pre > JDK Audio R24 EQ > ART PRO VLA II > Pro Tools > Burl B2 Bomber > Pro Tools

As always I am using Dante to send audio from the Red 8Pre to Pro Tools using Dante Virtual Soundcard. I then send the signal back out to the RedNet 1 then to the Burl B2 Bomber back into Pro Tools via the RedNet D16 using Dante. Here is what that looks like:

Pro Tools > RedNet 1 > B2 Bomber > RedNet D16 > Pro Tools

Feel free reaching out with any questions!!