This session started out badly, and since it was my last mixing session I knew I had to pull it together and finish the project. The hum on the phaser was back, and I was also getting hum on the delay. I tried switching outlets, switching cables, I checked that my connections were balanced, but I still couldn’t figure it out. Luckily, I thought of a workaround. Instead of routing the effects through the Aux Sends I used the insert sends and returned them to their own channel. The hum disappeared, and the mixes cleared up.

I was short on time, but managed to get a few mixes of “Someday Gonna Rain”, “Tell Me something Different”, and “I Ain’t Got No Shotgun”. These mixes were done outside the box using the EQ and fader riding on the TL console.  The vocals had a UA 1176 compressor, the Big Briar Delay for a slapback effect, and the Lexicon PCM 91 to give some space. The Big Briar Phaser was put on the guitar to add some variance to the guitar tone.

At the end of the session I was pleased with the mixes and was surprised that I got so much done in the time I had despite the troubles I had early in the session.

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