Marc Daniel Nelson, the Grammy-nominated music producer, and PMA winner has joined us at Produce Like A Pro to give you guys a complete tutorial on how to mix a song from the artist Jerimiah Jones called Tick My Lonely. It is a song that Marc had mixed just over a year ago and in this course, he shows us exactly what he does.
Marc Daniel Nelson has been in the music industry for over 20 years and has mentored under a few of the greatest producers and audio engineers of all time including Bill Schnee, Tim Butler, and Doug Sax.
In his career, Marc has gained many music credits with Jason Mraz, Colbie Callait, Caillat, Eric Burdon, Fleetwood Mac, Rusted Root, and several others. He is also credited for producing music in the film industry, titles include Blade Runner, Wild Horses, Point Break, Father Figures, and The Vietnam War.
Marc has mentioned before that when it comes to creating a “huge” mix, with great sound, less is more. When talking about his process while creating a mix he says “The less you do to harm something, the stronger it is.”
In this course, Mark goes in-depth on creating the mix for the pop track Tick My lonely. There are guitar sounds, synthesizers, drum sets, and other instruments. There are plenty of things going on in each bus, and Mark does an excellent job breaking down his process for us in this video.
Marc’s passion for music, coupled with a passion for learning has made him an outstanding individual with so much to share. He gives the advice of learning everything you can from the people around you and growing from your experiences. Likely from his mentorship with legendary producers, Bill Schnee, Doug Sax, and Tim Butler, that he picked up their philosophies and was able to combine them into his own musical style and create his own techniques. Learning from his mistakes is how Marc was able to grow his talent and become 1 of the world’s finest producers.
The result of this mix is an almost light-hearted and fun, yet sweet and nostalgic song, reminiscent of the infectious melodies and groove you’d hear in early country music.
We hope you enjoy this mix breakdown of Jeremiah Jones’ “Take My Lonely” by the one and only Marc Daniel Nelson!