Producer and mix engineer Shawn Naderi (aka Naderi) joined us as guest trainer in our Mixing & Mastering course. This guy is a force of nature. Shawn was something of a mentor to both Chris and the other half of What So Not – Harley Streten (aka Flume). When we met Shawn it totally made sense – he’s everything you’d ever want in a mentor. Not only is he affable, generous with his time and experienced in the music industry (and studio), perhaps most importantly Shawn is bursting with creative ideas and clever techniques.
In this video excerpt from Shawn’s Mixing & Mastering class with Liveschool, he demonstrates how to get your reverb sounding huge and pumping, without losing any clarity of the sound. We’re not just talking EQ (which most good producers/mixers use to shape their reverb send), Shawn’s method goes much further to include side-chain compression (ducking) from two different sources, overdrive, stereo image enhancement and more. The results speak for themselves – with Shawn taking a tiny synth pluck and transforming into into a massive big room house sound: