The Raconteurs have released a clip on Instagram, which shows Jack White mixing a new track by using a walkie talkie from his car. The video previews a new Raconteurs track, which is called “Shine The Light On Me,” as White uses an FM radio transmitter to broadcast it to his car.
White explains that the band does this while communicating with an engineer inside so that he can hear the mix in real time and see what it would sound like on the radio. “This speeds up the process of mixing greatly and reduces the amount of remixes that occur after the artists feel they’ve ‘got it’ in the studio, only to listen in the car on the ride home realizing that the kick drum is too loud,” the band wrote on Instagram.
Watch a clip of Jack White mixing the new Raconteurs album below.
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Jack White shows us a technique he developed for doing master mixes. The Raconteurs are mixing their new album with Vance Powell at Sputnik Sound. One of their new songs “Shine The Light On Me" is broadcast with an FM transmitter from inside the studio. Outside in the car park, the band listens to the broadcast on an unused FM frequency. ( the broadcaster only sends a small powered signal about a distance of a hundred feet or so ) The band uses a walkie talkie to give notes on the mix to the engineer ( Vance ) back in the control room. This way the artist can mix in real time, and hear exactly what the song sounds like on the radio as well, this time through the amazing sound system of a Tesla Model S. This speeds up the process of mixing greatly and reduces the amount of remixes that occur after artists feel they’ve “got it” in the studio, only to listen in the car on the ride home realizing that the kick drum is too loud! . . . #brendanbenson #jacklawrence #jackwhite #patrickkeeler #theraconteurs #newalbum #mixing @vancalot
The Raconteurs are also set to release a new 3-inch single on Record Store Day, which takes place on April 19th.