My guest this week is Gary Lux, who is one of Hollywood’s premier music mixers with literally thousands of projects to his credit.
Before stepping out on his own, Gary was the head music mixer for Universal Studios, where he earned two Emmy Award nominations for his work with The Jacksons, and Frank Sinatra.
He has a wide range of music mixing credits including Usher, Sting, Rob Thomas, Britney Spears, Norah Jones, No Doubt, and many more. Gary was also one of the first to delve into 5.1 surround mixing, and has now mixed hundreds of titles in Dolby Atmos.
During the interview we spoke about dealing with stereo stems in immersive mixing, mixing for the headphone experience, mixing Van Halen in Atmos, his approach to mastering immersive material, and much more.
I spoke with Gary and his studio partner Dominic via Zoom from his studio near Los Angeles.
On the intro I’ll take a look at how the promise of NFTs and web3 might not be what artists want, and how the latest revolution in the musical instrument business is not what you think.