Jaeger Puts Metric Halo on Big Sean

Producer and recording and mix engineer Maximilian Jaeger used Metric Halo’s Production Bundle plug-ins for Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise album, which peaked at #1 on multiple Billboard charts.
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Los Angeles, CA (June 3, 2015)—Producer and recording and mix engineer Maximilian Jaeger used Metric Halo’s Production Bundle plug-ins for Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise album, which peaked at #1 on multiple Billboard charts.

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“Big Sean’s album freestyle, Me, Myself & I, dropped right before the album’s release, and I was given just one night to mix it,” Jaeger, who is based out of Los Angeles and has worked with Kanye West, Jhené Aiko, Common, No I.D., Ariana Grande, NAS and John Legend, among others. “Big Sean was in New York, and I was in L.A., so there wasn’t a lot of room to get multiple revisions. The production came in with some good sounds, but in order to get that punch, it needed some help. I pulled up Metric Halo’s TransientControl and got the kick and the rest of the drums to pop quickly.”

He added, “The ‘warm’ preset on Metric Halo’s ChannelStrip always helps to smooth out the vocals, and in this case, brought them to the front of the mix, without popping out too much. Metric Halo’s Character signal path modeling plug-in gave the backing pads the right flavor. I love the options on that plug-in. I usually don’t distort pads, so having the ability to dial in a decent amount of saturation, whether it’s tube, solid state, or tape distortion without destroying the original sound is definitely a great help.

“I love being able to rely on Metric Halo plug-ins because they prevent things from getting out of sonic pocket when the night wears on and my ears get tired. Unlike most other plug-ins, I know mixes won’t disappoint when I wake up the next day and give my mix a fresh listen, since Metric Halo’s plugins are very consistent.”

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