EP195 | Jens Bogren

EP195 | Jens Bogren

Jens Bogren (Opeth, Dimmu Borgir, Katatonia) joins us ahead of his appearance on Nail The Mix to share a plethora of info about his process and how it’s developed over the years.

In addition to Watershed by Opeth, which is what he’ll be mixing this month on Nail The Mix, Jens has worked on numerous other legendary albums. This time on the show he talks about building a team, contending with extremely dense and complex mixes, and the balance between gear and the mind of the mixer.

The most important thing when mixing: it’s not the tools, it’s not the speakers either, or the room, it’s the level of experience the brain has to hear things, and to hear what needs to be done.” – Jens Bogren


11:00 Effectively delegating to team members
19:00 The challenges of dense mixes like Dimmu Borgir
27:00 Starting a mix from the chorus, mixing Devin Townsend’s “Deconstruction”
32:00 Working with Leprous over 4 records, repeat clients and building trust
37:00 Advising mix clients on tracking drums and vocals
44:00 Why It’s not about the gear, the speakers, or the room; it’s about the experience of the engineer/mixer
50:00 The guitar tone on Watershed
55:00 Jens’s approach to drum samples, favorite snare and drum heads
And much, much more

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Fascination Street Recording Studios
URM Podcast EP29 with Jens
Wilkinson DeBleeder, as mentioned by Jens on the show

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