Jack White has revealed a unique method of mixing records ... and it shows that he wants to put the best product out for us - the fans.
You see - once the song has been recorded - the band heads out to a car - where the song is broadcast from the studio via a low wat FM transmitter ... that way - the band can hear the song through radio speakers - how we hear it - and make adjustments on the fly. Check out the message from the band's Instagram:
Jack White shows us a technique he developed for doing master mixes. The Raconteurs are mixing their new album with Vance Powell at Sputnik Sound.
One of their new songs “Shine The Light On Me" is broadcast with an FM transmitter from inside the studio. Outside in the car park, the band listens to the broadcast on an unused FM frequency. ( the broadcaster only sends a small powered signal about a distance of a hundred feet or so ) The band uses a walkie talkie to give notes on the mix to the engineer ( Vance ) back in the control room. This way the artist can mix in real time, and hear exactly
what the song sounds like on the radio as well, this time through the amazing sound system of a Tesla Model S. This speeds up the process of mixing greatly and reduces the amount of remixes that occur after artists feel they’ve “got it” in the studio, only to listen in the car on the ride home realizing that the kick drum is too loud!