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VIDEO: Big Mick Hughes on mixing Metallica

"When you use all the frequencies in the correct proportions, the music sounds full, more powerful, and it does give the impression of being loud," he says

Meyer Sound has uploaded to its Thinking Sound YouTube channel an interview with Metallica FOH ‘Big’ Mick Hughes from his recent Mixing Workshop webinars, taking place on 1 and 2 July and first reported by PSNTraining last month (see Big Mick confirmed for July Meyer Sound mixing webinars).

Hughes, who has mixed over 1500 Metallica shows, speaks on his role as a front-of-house engineer, his love of low end and his experiences with Meyer Sound’s LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system and 1100-LFC low-frequency control element.

“I’m a bit of a bass monster, and I can honestly say that I’ve never heard a sub like 1100-LFC, ever,” he says in the clip, available to view below. “It does it all. The spectrum is there. It’s like having a blank canvas now – where before you could only paint on half of it, and now you can paint on the whole thing.”