Frederic Archambault: Succeeding In The Music Business

Master Your Mix Podcast

Nov 9 2022 • 1 hr 22 mins

Frederic Archambault is a Producer, Mixer, Songwriter, Musician and Engineer from Los Angeles, CA. He is best known for his work with Avenged Sevenfold lending his hand to production on their albums City Of Evil and Waking The Fallen. He has also worked with the likes of Atreyu, Deftones, Panic At The Disco. He produces most of his projects at his home studio in Los Angeles called Studio 5A.

Most recently, Fred has completed production and mixing the music for the NBC TV Broadcast Last Call with Carson Daly. In the 7 years at Carson Daly he has worked on 100’s of artists from Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, M-83 and Weezer to name a few.  In that span of time it is estimated that he has mixed over 1500 songs for network broadcast. At the 2015 Pensado Awards, Fred won two awards: Excellence In Live or Front Of House Sound and Outstanding Achievement in Sound for Visual Medium for Last Call with Carson Daly.

Currently, Fred is the Manager for Audio Mastering operations for the Content Management Team at NBCUniversal. He oversees and supports a team responsible for global audio operations for all things TV and film.


  • Collecting hard vs. soft assets as an engineer: What they are and why you need them
  • The importance of consistency
  • Diversifying your skills
  • The future of immersive audio for music
  • Is audio fidelity really important?
  • How to set up a guitar to capture the perfect tone
  • Tuning tricks that ensure you have tight sounding tracks
  • Micing tips for guitars
  • Fred’s white noise trick for achieving perfect phase
  • Combining multiple amps
  • How to use a DI to help make editing easier
  • The importance of the headphone mix
  • Getting polished vocals
  • How to create awesome vocal stacks
  • Working on broadcast productions
  • Mixing live performances

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