After Lana Del Rey released three critically acclaimed albums, Grammy Award-winning producer went to Rue Boyer Studios to revisit her latest groundbreaking single “A&W”. This release was filmed at Rue Boyer Studios where the album was mixed. Jack explores the performance and recording techniques that brought the track to life.
A series of videos begins with a demonstration of the instruments on which the gentle atmosphere of the song is based. He reviews how each element was performed and recorded, emphasizing the value of “playing the compression” to create a more emotional performance.
Jack develops these ideas by exploring the use of dynamics and tuning to create an arrangement that stands out from the crowd. Combining these approaches with modern technology, he, along with engineer Laura, was able to create a world around Lana’s vocals that evokes both vintage and modern aesthetics.
This balance is fully restored after Jack introduces the song “Jimmy” into the arrangement. Originally conceived as a completely different song, these two worlds collide to create one of this year’s most exciting musical medleys. Jack talks about how the team created this musical juxtaposition and shows that the bold ideas often win the biggest rewards.
2. Synths, automation, tuning, vocals, foley, adlibs
3. Transitions, contrast, creating medleys, glue, committing effects, mixing
There are subtitles in Russian, English and Spanish.