[Mix With The Masters] Inside The Track # 64 – Sam Smith and Normani – Dancing With a Stranger

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Welcome to the next series of videos, which is being conducted by the production and authoring team of Stargate! This part focuses on the creation of the song “Dancing With a Stranger”, the 2019 chart-topping single performed by Sam Smith and Normani. Thor and Mikkel recount their acquaintance with Sam and their history of working together, and then explain how they took the “less secure” approach to writing this song. The duo walk you through a multitrack session to explain how the parts were formed, revealing the synth patches, drum samples, and plug-in settings used to create the sound of the recording. They also share their opinions on vocal mics, go into detail about their tracking and ITB chains, and discuss key aspects of their highly efficient workflow!

1. Professional history with Sam, new approach, songwriting, structure, simplicity, drums, synth
2. Guitar, intro vocal sample, lead vocal chain, effects, vocoder processing, delay tracks
3. Vocal recording, microphone characteristics, preferences, preamp, compression, workflow
4. Relationships with artists, complementing one another, introducing collaborators, staying fresh
There are subtitles in Russian, English and Spanish.

Sample files : not available
Video format : MP4
Video : AVC, 1920×1080, 16: 9, 60 fps, 4000 kb / s
Audio : AAC, 44.1 kHz, 320 kb / s, 2 channels


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