Inside Mixing & Mastering Techniques with Pharrell’s hit “Happy”
“Happy” by Pharrell Williams is a true feat of production mastering minimalism. After all, it’s composed of only a few featured sounds: programmed drums, bass, keys, handclaps, and William’s lead vocals.
Go deep with Grammy-nominated mix engineer Leslie Brathwaite for a glimpse into how one of 2014’s biggest commercial hits was mixed down completely in-the-box, without the use of any expensive studio hardware, at Braithwaite’s studio in Atlanta.
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