Masterclass with Leslie Brathwait
Join Grammy-winning mix engineer Leslie Brathwaite (Cardi B, Beyoncé) as he deconstructs the multitrack of “Neon Guts,” performed by Lil Uzi Vert feat. Pharrell Williams, produced by Pharrell Williams – and lets you in on the secrets behind the mix.
PART 1: THE VOCALS OF LIL UZI VERT & PHARRELL WILLIAMS
Modern hip hop and R&B tracks often bring together several vocal leads in the same song: getting them to gel together in the right ways is a secret of the pros. Learn how Leslie does it, plus get pro tips for creative pitch correction, mixing leads with ad libs, using creative delay & compression effects, and more.
PART 2: MIXING PHARRELL WILLIAMS’ BEATS
Pharrell Williams’ production of “Neon Guts” has a unique gleaming, glossy, flashy “neon” sound, with colorful vibes, delicate strings, and buzzing bass. Learn how Leslie accentuates and enhances the song’s lustrous sounds, with pro tips on how to mix a sparse but intricate beat where every nuance of every note counts.

ABOUT LESLIE BRATHWAITE

Leslie Brathwaite is a multiple Grammy® Award-winning mix engineer based in Atlanta. His list of mixing credits includes Pharrell Williams, Cardi B, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Lil Uzi Vert, Ludacris, Outkast, N.E.R.D., T-Pain, Future, Björk, Rick Ross, TLC, Gucci Mane and many more.

ABOUT WAVES AUDIO

Waves Audio is the world’s leading maker of audio plugins for mixing,
music production, mastering, sound design, post-production and live sound.

MUSIC USED IN THIS COURSE

“Neon Guts”
Performed by Lil Uzi Vert feat. Pharrell Williams
Written by Lil Uzi Vert and Pharrell Williams
Produced by Pharrell Williams