Peter Katis gives an in depth look at the production and changes between the demo and his final mix of 'Kids of 99' by 'Death Cab for Cutie'
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Welcome to Tarquin Studios for a series on tracking, production, and mixing with Peter Katis! In this instalment, the renowned producer focuses on the alternative rock single 'Kids in '99' by Death Cab for Cutie. Katis plays the original demo, describes how he approached the project, and recounts the journey taken to the final mix. He explains why he suggested song arrangement changes, used particular microphones and preamps, and made other choices to help realise the vision of the record. Aside from sharing his tracking methods, Peter elaborates on his enviable mixing setup that harnesses the best of analog and digital capabilities. He imparts his hybrid workflow that incorporates 'ITB' processing, analog summing, outboard mix treatment, tape layback, and a final Pro Tools mix chain. He also discusses important psychological aspects of his profession – countering resistance from artists, maintaining fresh perspective, and more!