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Andy Haller on: Mixing with UAD Plug-Ins -- Boyz II Men "SO AMAZING"

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Tim Kelley and Bob Robinson (aka Funktwons) are a Grammy Award-winning hip-hop and R&B production duo. Together with their longtime engineer Andy Haller, they have worked with some of the biggest artists in the music industry,Boyz II Men with Andy Haller including Michael Jackson, Ludacris, Dr. Dre, Nas, Usher, and Beyonce.
14 years after Boyz II Men’s platinum-selling album, II, Tim & Bob reunited with Andy Haller to work on Boyz II Men’s latest album, Twenty — a double CD comprised of 8 remastered hits and 13 new compositions. Here Haller explains how they were able to craft the silky smooth R&B jam,“So Amazing,” using UAD Powered Plug-Ins.

The goal for this session was to get that old school vintage R&B sound but with a modern feel. First, let’s take a listen to the song. If you can, listen on studio reference monitors or headphones so you can hear all the nuances in the recording.

Getting the Drums Right

Most of the drums sounds you hear in our mixes were processed with UAD Powered Plug-Ins. We used the LA-2A Classic Leveler to give Tim’s kick samples a little rounded punch and to tighten up the bottom end to lock in with the bass. It added some upper harmonic distortion which was a nice bonus as well ...