MixWithTheMasters Inside The Track 25 TUTORiALInside The Track #25 – LESLIE BRATHWAITE
PHARRELL WILLIAMS – “HAPPY”
Leslie Brathwaite returns for another fully ‘In the Box’ mixing walkthrough, this time of the 2013 superhit ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams! Brathwaite shares his story of professional development as an engineer, how he became Pharrell’s mixer, conducting business, and his approach to realising the vision of artist and producer.
With the Pro Tools session open, he shows his track layout, discusses organisation, analyses the rough bounce, then dives into mixing. Leslie auditions the raw audio and reveals his processing chains in detail for individual tracks, groups, and his mix buss. He affirms his decisions by respecting the rough mix, allowing flexibility for mastering, considering the average end listener, and finally, knowing when to call a mix finished.
ABOUT LESLIE BRATHWAITE
Leslie Brathwaite is an American recording and mixing engineer that has worked with Cardi B, Lil Uzi Vert, N E.