We love giving you all content from multiple genres of music production and today we have a video on Recording and Mixing Hip Hop Vocals with Anthony Cruz, a renowned producer who has worked with Meek Mill, Ricky Martin, Ne-Yo, Jessie J and many more.
This interview is a must-watch for any music producer looking to expand their knowledge and improve their skills.
Anthony Cruz, an amazing recording and mixing engineer who’s worked with some of the biggest names in the game like Meek Mill and J. Cole, lays down the knowledge on how he approaches recording and mixing hip-hop vocals.
He drops major mic-tips and reveals that his go-to mic is the Sony C-800G, which he’s been using since 2013 with Meek Mill.
But that’s not all, he also talks about his love for the BAE 1073 microphone preamp and the DMP model, which may be designed for bass and live instruments, but has a tone that just makes him swoon.
And when it comes to compression, he’s all about the Tube-Tech CL-1B. It’s an industry standard that sounds like a dream and can handle a ton of compression without losing its shape.
Cruz also talks about his journey to becoming a top-tier recording and mixing engineer, starting with his burning curiosity about production and his desire to make records sound like they’re straight out of the radio.
From there, he moved to New York, working a few jobs before landing an internship at the legendary Rock the Mic Studios under Roc Nation and Jay-Z. And let me tell you, that was no ordinary internship.
The environment was unique and gave him the opportunity to work with some of the best engineers and clients in the business, which helped him hone his skills and become the engineer he is today.
More about Anthony Cruz
Anthony Cruz is a hip hop Audio Engineer and one of hip hop’s most talented engineers. In the past few years he has been building his catalog working with artists like Ne-Yo, Jessie J, Santigold, J. Cole, Ricky Martin, DJ Khaled and many more.
Most importantly he has been responsible for crafting Meek Mill’s signature sound. Recording with Meek since Dream Chasers 3 in 2013, Cruz has been responsible for every record since.
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