Today we have the wonderful F. Reid Shippen with us sharing his most used plugins!
When it comes to Pop-Rock and Country, Nashville is the capitol of the world.
In fact, the music scene in Nashville is so competitive that, in order to even make a humble living as a musician or producer, you have to be world-class.
Well, over the past few years, Producer/Mixer F. Reid Shippen has managed to do a lot more than that!
He’s engineered and produced countless legendary artists, such as Death Cab For Cutie, Cage The Elephant, Neil Young, The Jonas Brothers, Backstreet Boys, Eric Church, Johnny Lang, and Chris Tomlin, mixed hundreds of chart topping singles and won multiple Grammy Awards.
Quickly establishing himself as the first-call producer/mixer in Nashville.
Here are only a few of some of Shippen’s most-used plugins:
soothe2 is a dynamic resonance suppressor. It identifies problematic resonances on the fly and applies matching reduction automatically. This results in a smoother, more balanced sound and saves you from having to notch out the frequencies by hand. The reduction kicks in only when and where needed without affecting the nearby frequency areas. This preserves the timbre of the original sound source and results in transparent treatment with minimal artefacts.
An equalizer is probably the tool you use most while mixing and mastering, so you need the best of the best. With FabFilter Pro-Q 3, you get the highest possible sound quality, a very extensive feature set, and a gorgeous, innovative interface with unrivalled ease of use.
Little AlterBoy is Soundtoys’ exciting new tool for dramatic voice alteration. Get a huge range of vocal transformations from one simple plug-in. Change the pitch of a voice, or change the singer’s gender with formant shifting. Lock onto a single pitch for robotic sounds. You can even control the vocal’s melody using MIDI for creative vocoder-like effects.
F. Reid Shippen also has an AMAZING new course out, Mixing Cinematic Rock with F. Reid Shippen!
In this course, F. Reid Shippen walks you through his entire mixing process of Jacquelin James’ – ‘Believe’ from A-Z.
Jacqueline James is an amazing songwriter, keyboardist, and syth-programmer who has worked with Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez and Kylie Minogue.
‘Believe’ was produced by multi-platinum engineer Warren Huart (Aerosmith, Rick Springfield) at the wonderful Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN.
If you’ve ever heard about Blackbird, you’ll know that they’ve accumulated the best gear collection in the world. From a wide variety of drumkits, to guitars and amps, all the way to microphones and vintage outboard equipment: This place is any engineers wet dream.
And it shows! The recordings sound absolutely fantastic, and you’ll have a blast following along with Reid and mixing them yourself!
Watch the video below to learn more about Shippen’s most used plugins!